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!
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
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County and the First World War
4th of this year marked the 100th anniversary of the
start of the “Great War”. The shape of the world was forever altered by modern
warfare in this, the first global war. Airplanes were quickly developed into
fighting machines and war took to the skies. Modern weapons caused enormous
damage to the landscape of war. Armies were now composed of hundreds of
thousands, and there were previously unimaginable losses...over 16 million
casualties, both soldiers and civilians, more than 21 million wounded. Sixty
thousand Canadians lost their lives. A new world order emerged after the War;
Empires were destroyed, and new countries emerged. Yet we hear far more about
the Second World War. Isn't it time to remember and learn from the First World
mark the 100th anniversary and to focus our attention on the men and
women who sacrificed so much, local historian Jason Gaudet will be giving a
presentation on the young men of Charlotte County who fought in the First Great
Learn the details here!