What's on the docket
It's official...summer is finally here. How do we know? Summer hours are starting at the Archives for July and August! Now you can drop in on us from 1:00 - 4:30 Mondays through Saturdays. If you've never seen the Old Gaol why not come up and see the brutal conditions at 123 Frederick St.?
We'd like to introduce you to our 3 summer students! Emily is from St.
Stephen and is studying History at Mount Allison. She is funded through
Young Canada Works and this will be her first summer working at the
Archives. Oliver is from St. George, is studying History at St. Thomas
and is funded through NB Heritage Branch's PEP program. This will be his
first summer working with us as well. On July 2nd Nicolas will be
returning for his third summer. He is from Ottawa, but has close family
ties to St. Andrews and is
studying History at UNB Fredericton. He is funded through Canadian
Summer Jobs. So...now that you've met our team, why not drop into the
Archives and let them help you with your project? Whether it's
researching your family's history or tracking down a photo from
Charlotte County's past, this team is ready to lend a hand!
you seen the new Spring newsletter yet? You really should take a few
minutes and read it through. Our newsletter team has pulled
together some great interviews (Bruce Jackson on why the Archives serves
all of Charlotte county,
Donna Muir on researching her husband's family's history), a profile on
one of the historic houses in our summer Heritage Homes Tour and some
very interesting tidbits of information. Do
take a few extra minutes to follow the links in Bruce's article "From a
director's chair"...you'll learn a great deal about our County and its
Archives. Pour yourself a cuppa and settle in for a great read!
the date! The Charlotte County Archives will be hosting our first
Heritage House Tour this summer. On August 9th tour six historically
significant homes and finish off with refreshments at the Anglican Church Hall.
All this for only $20! What a great way to spend a St. Andrews afternoon, and
at the same time help the Archives raise some operating funds. Tickets are limited to 180 and are on sale now! They'll go quickly so grab yours while you can. All the information you need is right here.
Your Charlotte County Archives would like to tell you about our new strategy for keeping you informed!
is a bi-weekly series of emails highlighting the resources and services
of the Archives. The emails will be extremely short, like the one
below, but we hope you will follow the link to the full article on our
web site to find out more about the topics which interest you. If you, or anyone you know, would be interested in receiving our Taproot emails, please use the "subscribe
to Taproot" button below to start receiving your own emails.
Did you know that the Archives is offering 2 types of guided tours on Wednesdays and Saturdays? What a great way to spend a summer morning in St. Andrews! Or a lovely summer's evening.
Every Wednesday and Saturday morning, starting at 11:00 am on the front verandah of the Algonquin, the War of 1812 Walking Tour is a fascinating peek into the history of St. Andrews. Our costumed tour guides take on the personae of real people from the town in 1812, and, during the dramatized walking tour, will tell you how the war impacted on the town and the area. This is the third summer that the Archives has offered this highly rated walking tour...don't miss out, this is the final year it will be offered.
Then on Wednesday and Friday evenings at 8 pm, beginning once again on the front veranda of the Algonquin, the Ghost Walk takes you on a phantasmal tour through St. Andrews' lesser known history of the Spectral, Spooky and Weird! Ghastly fun for both young and old.
This tour is both intriguing and a lot of fun...you can even book a private Ghost Walk for a group of kids or adults. Book now!
The cost of both tours is the same:
$10 per adult
$5 per child
$20 per family of up to 5 people