Category: The White Fence

The White Fence, issue #44

February 2010 Editorial Dear friends, I have recently had the great pleasure of spending some most interesting time with two very special citizens of Sackville, two members of the resident French community: Élise (Tootsie) (Légère) Landry and Éloi Lirette. Being partly of French Acadian family roots myself (don’t be misled by my very English name!),… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #43

November 2009 Editorial Dear friends, Sackville has long used the image of a duck as an icon for the township. Remember the Atlantic Waterfowl Celebration held in Sackville in the 1980s? Or why Sackville developed a Waterfowl Park as a tourist attraction? In part, this issue of The White Fence will help you to understand… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #42

June 2009 Editorial Dear friends, In this newsletter, we learn of new events (our new administrator and the Capital Campaign) and finish off an old story: the long trip by sea with Walter Dutton. I now know, better than ever, how important and significant it was to first see the lighthouse! You’ll see what I… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #41

February 2009 Editorial Dear friends, This newsletter comes to you from the quarrylands of “King” Seaman in Minudie and aboard the Sarah Dixon on her way to Melbourne, Australia. Amos Seaman’s story is a maritime tale with a family-owned business growing from nothing to riches and, later, stumbling along amidst squabbling family disagreements and, ultimately,… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #40

November 2008 Stagecoach Days on the Westmorland Road November 19 · United Church Parlors · 7 pm Eugene Goodrich, President Westmorland Historical Society   Executive Directors 2007–2008 President: Paul Bogaard Vice-President: Michael Weldon Secretary: rotating Treasurer: Geoff Martin Staff Administrator: vacant Exhibits Assistant/Researcher: Jana Parks, Kellan Barrett (part-time) Curatorial Assistant/Researcher: Marianne Lagacé (contract) Bookkeeper: Joy… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #39

May 2008 AGM & Book Launch Shipbuilding in Westmorland County compiled by Charles Armour with additions (and editing) by Al Smith Wednesday, May 28, 7:30 pm, Sackville United Church Parlours THT members and new members are cordially invited to attend the Trust’s Annual General Meeting and Book Launch. Following the business portion of the meeting,… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #38

February 2008 Executive Directors 2007–2008 President: Paul Bogaard Vice-President: Michael Weldon Secretary: Barb Jardine Treasurer: Geoff Martin Staff Administrator: Adèle Hempel (full-time) Exhibits Assistant/Researcher: Angela Hersey (contract) Curatorial Assistant/Researcher: Marianne Lagacé (contract) Editorial Dear friends, Travel is something we largely take for granted today. Who would ever think of going from Sackville to Amherst (and… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #37

December 2007 Sackville Christmas Open House Tour Sunday, December 9, 1–5 pm, Boultenhouse Heritage Centre Seasonal Exhibit — Miscellany and Mistletoe: Treasures Donated to the Trust in 2007 The Trust is pleased to partner with the Friends of the Owens Art Gallery in their Christmas Open House Tour fund-raiser. Enjoy old-fashioned Christmas spirit, with festive… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #36

October 2007 Tantramar Historical Society Meeting Wednesday, November 28, 7:30 pm, Sackville United Church Parlours Illustrated Talk by Paul Bogaard: The Campbell Carriage Factory You Cannot See! A preview of the Trust’s newly created Virtual Museums of Canada exhibit, one of only 12 so far. “A Carriage Factory built on Horse Power” is a must-see… Continue reading…

The White Fence, issue #35

April 2007 Tantramar Historical Society Meeting Wed Apr 25, 7:30 pm — Sackville United Church Parlours Guest speaker: Dean Jobb, Josiah Wood: Sackville’s Reluctant Leading Man The most prominent citizen of the Victorian era, Josiah Wood spent 35 years in public life, built a railway and operated large shipping and wholesaling firms. Yet he never… Continue reading…