Drawing upon official government records, local diaries, journals, and account books, as well as newspaper articles and other material, Indifference and Remissness: English Language Education on the Isthmus of Chignecto 1760s-1870s traces the evolution of English-language education in New Brunswick’s parishes of Sackville and Cumberland/Westmorland. The study begins in 1755, after the expulsion of the Acadians, and concludes with the passage of the New Brunswick Common Schools Act in 1871 which provided tuition-free education to all school-aged children.
Join us on Sunday, November 26 at 2 p.m. at the Anderson Octagonal House for the launch of our 39th publication on local history. The author will give a talk on the book and read selected passages. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at $28 each. Cash, debit, and credit accepted.
A reception will follow with light refreshments. Free admission. All are welcome!