August 25, 2016
What's on the docket
CHARLOTTE COUNTY ARCHIVES
"A Twist on a Tale"
Anglican Parish Hall
75 King Street, St. Andrews N.B.
August 25, 26, 27 at 7:00 pm
Sunday August 28 at 2:00 pm
TICKETS: $10.00 at the door
Written by Bill Breuer
August 16, 2016
Atlantic News July 18,2016
- Charlotte County Archives Launches Third Annual Heritage Homes Tour
The Charlotte County Archives is delighted to announce that on Saturday, August 13, from
1 PM to 4 PM we will be holding our Third Annual Tour of Heritage Homes in historic St. Andrews.
This summer we are showcasing five wonderful heritage homes including: the Pansy Patch on Carleton, theGeorge Horne Russell House on Joe’s Point Road, a nineteenth-century Greek Revival house on Sophia, a turn-of-the-century shingle style home on Montague and a return visit to the St. Andrews Land Company Building on Water Street.
Tickets are on sale now and expected to go quickly at Scotiabank locations in St. Andrews, St. Stephen and St. George; Westminster Books in Fredericton, and Handworks in Saint John. Tickets are $25. Homemade baking and refreshments will be served from 3 PM to 5 PM at the Anglican Church Hall.
Please join us and see for yourself some of the exquisite built heritage of our Loyalist Town.
May 20, 2016
As we move through our winter and into spring, be reminded that we are open by appointment. Behind the scenes we are busy with planning for our spring AGM, resumed Genealogical Classes, Canada Day and our summer programs which are highlighted by our Heritage Homes Tour.
December 20, 2015
Starting 26 November, come and spend 45 minutes of sheer Fear, in the Haunted Gaol. Listen to
the spooky tales of those, who came and still prefer to call it their home, with your hosts Miss B
Having & Johnny Gallows. Find out how & why, some did not make it "out on bail at the county
Gaol". Meet the Bride, who was married "Inside".
Then it’s over to the Court House, to hear the true facts of crimes and times of the "Spirit"
Season and of course the Ghosts that still roam around this town.
- Thursday 26 November @ 5 PM
- Friday 27 November @ 6 PM &
- Saturday 28 November @ 5 PM
- Every Thursday to Saturdays @ 5 pm until 19 December.
Join us at the Charlotte County Archives (The Old Gaol) at 123 Frederick St. St. Andrews.
You will want to arrive about 15 minutes before "Lockin" and don’t forget your $10/prisoner bail
money or $5 for inmates under 16.
All in support of the Charlotte County Archives.
November 20, 2015
Join us Fridays or Saturdays for a talk on the wild side! Meet on the front veranda of the Algonquin at 6:30 pm Fridays or Saturdays to go on a Ghost Walk...no reservations needed! Take a look at our Face Book page to get in the mood: https://www.facebook.com/GhostwalksofStAndrewsNB
The walk takes between 1.5 to 2 hours and is $10 for adults and $5 for kids. Felicity Cooper, who does the walks on Fridays and Saturdays, says that there is often lots of supernatural activity...so come prepared to be terrified!
November 20, 2015
Have you seen the Spring Newsletter yet? If you have I think you'll agree that it is brilliant...as usual! And if you haven't....well there's no time like the present. Take a few minutes, put your feet up and prepare to be distracted from your cares for awhile.
Learn something about the Charlotte County Museum in St. Stephen, take a sneak peek at one of the houses on the 2015 Heritage Homes Tour on August 8th, peruse the second installment of May Greenlaw's memories about her family, and read “From the Director's Chair” where Ernie Depatie (our tech wizard extraordinaire) talks about the consequences for the Archives of Microsoft pulling the plug on support for Windows XP...a truly remarkable tale of Charlotte County ingenuity. There's even a short vignette about a certain tree in St. George! I wonder if you can guess which one?
Take a load off and take a look at the
Spring 2015 Newsletter.
October 25, 2015
Genealogy Classes to begin on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings starting September 8 and 9 at the Archives. Cost is $15 per session for four sessions. Class size is limited. Remember to register early.
September 25, 2015
Summer hours at the Archives have begun! Our summer students have joined us and our hours for July and August are 10:00 to 4:30 Monday to Saturday. Why not drop in and meet our team?
Nicolas Gibeault is back at the Archives for his fourth summer! His knowledge of our programs and on-going work is extensive so he is a huge help to us. He will be the Summer Manager this year and will be assisted by Emily Forster who was with us last year...you may remember her doing an amazing job helping with our tours. The third member of our student team is Johnny Matheson.
August 20, 2015
The Trial of British Airman, Sgt. Thomas Hutchings accused in the murder of Bernice Connors is on the Docket. Justice Charles Richards will preside over the trial (dramatization) on the evenings of August 13th, August 14th, and August 15th, at 7 PM at the Anglican Parish Hall, 75 King Street in St. Andrews, NB and again on August 16th for a 2 PM Matinee in the same location.
Feel free to check out our latest Taproot --->
Tickets at $10 each are still available up to the time court is called into session.
August 08, 2015
Save the date!
The Charlotte County Archives' second annual Heritage Homes Tour will take place on August 8th. The next Taproot will detail where to buy your tickets, but keep the date open...you won't want to miss this! Five beautiful heritage homes will be opening their doors to only 200 people.
June 30, 2015
It may not feel like summer in St. Andrews yet, but summer hours at the Archives have begun! Our summer students have joined us and our hours for June are 10:00 to 4:30 Monday to Friday. Why not drop in and meet our team?
Nicolas Gibeault is back at the Archives for his fourth summer! His knowledge of our programs and on-going work is extensive so he is a huge help to us. He will be the Summer Manager this year and will be assisted by Emily Forster who was with us last year...you may remember her doing an amazing job helping with our tours. The third member of our student team is Johnny Matheson who will be joining us on June 29th.
May 31, 2015
The Fall 2014 edition of the Charlotte County Archives' Newsletter is now available!
It's time to settle in by the fire with a cup of tea for another great read. The creators of our Newsletter have done it again...they've pulled together a wonderful collection of interesting vignettes. There's the story of a family from California who came searching for their roots, Sheila Washburn talks about her 6 years on the Board of the Archives. There is a collection of notes about our summer activities, and the background story of the sweater that was donated to us to be raffled as a fundraiser. Oh...and a short note about a ghostly experience!
May 31, 2015
- Ghost Walks every Saturday in May,
by appointment only, please call
Felicity at 506-321-1001
Click to see the present poster.
- Spring is finally here, the snow is gradually disappearing and the days are so much warmer! Isn't it wonderful after such a brutal winter? The warmer weather also means that your Archives has started Spring hours. For the months of April and May the Archives will be open from 1 to 4 from Tuesdays to Fridays. Why not drop in and visit us?
April 1, 2015
- If you have research you would like to do at the Archives please bear in mind that from November to March inclusive we will be open by appointment only.
November 15, 2014
It's hard to believe that a whole year has rolled by, but once again it is appeal season for the Charlotte County Archives. We know that you get many, many requests for donations. But please read the appeal letter from our president and consider us when you are deciding which organizations to support. If you are a long-time supporter, we thank you and encourage you to continue with that support; if you are looking for an organization to support, we’d like to be favourably considered.
Those of us who give our time to the Archives firmly believe that learning about our past enriches us, and that the lessons of the past provide the key to our future. If you or your ancestors have ever lived in Charlotte County you are a part of the story of our County...help us to preserve that story for the future!
Read the appeal letter from our President here.
November 15, 2014
- Have 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!
November 1, 2014
All of a sudden it actually feels like fall...so it's only fitting that fall hours are starting on October 1st at the Archives! If you'd like to drop in to see the Old Gaol or the Courthouse, or to do some research, keep in mind that October hours are 1:00 - 4:00 Tuesday - Friday. In November we switch to "by appointment only", so come on in while it's easy...no appointments necessary for October!
September 30, 2014
Has summer flown by as quickly for you as it has for us? Hard to believe that fall is around the corner! September hours begin at the Archives on September 1st. That's right, we will be open on Labour Day Monday! Our 3 students leave on Friday August 29th, but Kate Akagi, one of the Archives' volunteers, will be working the entire month of September to keep the Archives open. We have several bus tours from the States coming to do research, and Culture Days are fast approaching at the end of September, so it promises to be a busy month.
Major shout out to our summer students, Emily, Oliver and Nicolas! You did a great job for us this summer.
Our hours for September are 10 - 4:30 Monday to Friday.
August 26, 2014
- 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.?
August 26, 2014
- 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!
August 9, 2014
Save 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.
July 1, 2014
- Have 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 (such as what the Archives has planned for Canada Day...hint...it's going to be a blast). 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!
June 29, 2014
Well it finally feels like summer...and the Archives is easing into summer hours. For the month of June we'll be open form 10 - 4:30, Monday to Friday. Can we help you with some research? Need a photo of old St. Andrews? Drop in and let us help!
June 22, 2014
- The Archives could really use your help! We rely upon volunteers to keep the building open for tourists and researchers for April/May and September/October. If you have volunteered at the Archives in the past, please consider volunteering again during April and May...we could sure use your help! Contact Kate to choose a date to help. If you think you might like to volunteer please call or email Kate to set up some training...we'd love to have you join us.
May 31, 2014
Spring hours are starting at the Archives! Our team of volunteers will be keeping the Archives open from April 15 until the end of May, Tuesday to Friday, 1:00 to 4:00. Drop in and pay us a visit!
April 3, 2014
It's almost that time again...the Annual General Meeting will be held at the Courthouse on Thursday, April 3rd starting at 6:30 pm. The guest speaker will be St. Andrews native Ken Leslie who will take us on a walk back in time with a visual memory tour of St. Andrews. Don't miss this fascinating presentation...the meeting is open to the public.
March 30, 2014
March 28, 2014
Hurry, hurry...get your tickets before they're sold out!
At 6 p.m. on Friday, March 28, Europa Restaurant will be hosting a fund-raising dinner to support the on-going work of the Charlotte County Archives. There will only be 55 tickets available, so don't wait too long and miss out on a delicious meal. Tickets are $35 each and available at Cockburn's Corner Drugstore. Menu and more details.
March 3, 2014
- The days are growing shorter and the weather is getting colder...it's almost winter! The Archives is now closed until April but you can still access our material by appointment.
- Our talented Newsletter team has done it again! The new Fall Edition has been published...Arlene Johnson talks about her long search to discover her ancestors, Kate Akagi tells us about her volunteer experiences with the Archives, and Lila Haughn talks about what it was like to work at the Algonquin over a 42 year career. Read the Fall 2013 Newsletter here!
November 18, 2013
- Did you know that people come from all over the world to find information at the Charlotte County Archives? This summer we had a couple from Australia drop in to research their roots. Why not volunteer at the Archives? You would learn how to do genealogical research (training provided), by helping out at your own local Archives, and you would become a member of the Archives...all for just a 3 hour shift, once or twice per month! Call Peggy Goss at 529-3530 to find out more.
October 30, 2013
- Wow...September was a busy month! And now the Archives is slowing down a bit...the fall hours are Tuesday to Friday from 1 to 4, October 1 to November 15. Pop in and do a little genealogical sleuthing!
- In order to remain open for October and the first half of November, the Charlotte County Archives needs its volunteers to sign up for a couple of 3 hour shifts per month. Please call Peggy Goss at 529-3530 to talk about when you can help out.
September 30, 2013
- Come celebrate Culture Days with us!
Communities all across Canada will be offering free access to various Arts and Culture activities for 3 days. Your Charlotte County Archives will be offering free tours of the Courthouse and the Old Gaol from 10:00 to 4:30 Friday and Saturday, and 1:00 to 4:30 Sunday, September 27 - 29. Why not drop in for cup of hot mulled cider and listen to a tale or two about the history of our buildings, and their ghostly inhabitants?
- September is upon us...the kids are going back to school, the days are getting cooler, and the Archives hours are changing! The new hours are 10:00 - 4:30 Monday to Friday, beginning September 2nd.
- Our own Kate Akagi will be taking the place of our summer students at the Archives for the month of September. She'll be doing the Courthouse and Old Gaol tours, helping people with their research, and minding the gift shop all month. Why not drop in and meet Kate...she's famous for her tours!
September 28, 2013
- The Village of Blacks Harbour would like to extend an invitation for you to join us for the Public Launch of the Blacks Harbour Community Archives Project.
The event will take place on Saturday, September 28th at 2:00 pm at 34 Wellington Road, Blacks Harbour. Parking will be available on the adjacent lot, accessed via Hospital Street.
A brief of the history of the building will be provided, as well as an overview of the project and an unveiling of the concept drawing. The launch will also provide an opportunity for members of the public to see the current condition of the building, inside and out.
Light refreshments will also be served.
If you have any questions, please give us a call at 456-4870.
CAO | Clerk | Treasurer | Development Officer
Village of Blacks Harbour
August 31, 2013
- Going, going, gone! Grab your last chance to take one of our 2 walking tours this summer. The From Fort to Fort tour leaves the Tourist Information Centre, W.C. O'Neil Arena daily at 11:00, view details here. The final tour will be Saturday, August 31st! Our last Ghost Walk will be on Saturday as well, at 8 p.m. also starting from the O'Neil Arena. Read more about the Ghost walk here.
July 15, 2013
- FROM FORT TO FORT with ROBERT PAGAN
Come stroll downhill with a costumed guide and enjoy fascinating tales of the people, places and events of the early 1800’s when war was waged between friends across an international border!
11 a.m. daily, Tuesday through Saturday, July 16 to August 31, 2013.
Meet your guide at the Tourist Information Centre, W.C. O'Neil Arena $10 for adults, $20 for family of 4, $5 for school-aged children. Read more!
- The Archives' infamous Ghost Walks are back! Take a phantasmal tour through St. Andrews' lesser known history of the Spectral, Spooky and Weird. Tours are every Wednesday and Saturday until the end of August. Starting point will be at the Tourist Information Centre, W.C. O'Neil Arena at 8:00 pm. Don't miss out on all the ghastly fun! Read more!
- Summer hours started Monday, July 1st. Yes, the Archives is even open on Canada Day! We're open 6 days a week for July and August...drop in between 10:00 and 4:30, Monday to Saturday. Why not come in and tour the Old Gaol and the Courthouse?
- The Charlotte County Archives' summer students would love to meet you! We have 2 students with fabulous personality, experience and initiative working with us for the summer. We are very fortunate to have Nicolas Gibeault and Jonathan Allport back with us for another year. They give tours, help our patrons with research, and do archival work. Why not drop into the Archives and let Nicolas or Jonathan give you a tour of the Old Gaol and the Charlotte County Courthouse? Or perhaps they can help you get started on researching your family tree?
July 1, 2013
- Celebrating Canada Day in St. Andrews is hot and thirsty work! Plan on stopping by the Charlotte County Archives booth on the corner beside the Post Office to cool off with a bottle of ice cold water, or to calm a snack attack with popcorn, chips or veggie snacks. You'll know that you're supporting the work we do at the same time. Kate Akagi has done up THREE of her amazing gift baskets for us. Be sure to buy some tickets...you just might take one home!
June 15, 2013
- Our “Live the Experience” initiative has begun. The Charge: Stealing a loaf of bread
Time: Late 19th Century
Defendant: Your elementary studen June is a good month to host a trial and here at the Archives we are gearing up to receive “defendants” from all over the Anglophone South School District. Forty-six elementary schools in this district have recently been sent an invitation to participate in our “Live the Experience” initiative. Participating students will receive a tour of the Old Gaol and the Historic Court House and then participate in a mock trial where they will learn first-hand what it might have been like to be charged with a crime and sent to trial in a time long before they were born.The Court will report on the outcome of individual trials.
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June 1, 2013
- Wow...it's June Hours already! Come see us at the Archives from 10:00 - 4:00 Monday to Friday. We've got lots to show you in our newly renovated space.
May 28, 2013
- On May 17, we held our second annual fund raiser dinner at Europa Restaurant. Thanks so much to all who attended the event. We had a fabulous meal...we raised some funds to help with the expenses of operating the Charlotte County Archives. Win/Win!! We’d also like to extend our sincere thanks to Chef Ritter and his staff for providing such an enjoyable evening.
May 26, 2013
- Our Archivist, Dr. Janice Fairney, PhD, is currently working on the Caughey papers. The Hon. Mr. Justice Earl T. Caughey (1906-1993) was the first person to progress through all three courts in New Brunswick. He served as Provincial Judge, County Court Judge and Judge of the Court of Queen's Bench at the Charlotte County Courthouse. As well, he presided over court at various other courthouses throughout New Brunswick.
May 17, 2013
- Don't miss out...only 55 tickets available! Join us at 6:00 on May 17th at Europa Restaurant for a very special meal prepared by Chef Markus Ritter. Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased from Cockburn's Corner Drug Store, or from Kate Akagi (529-3331) email@example.com
March 15, 2013
- The Charlotte County Archives' Spring Season is in full swing! We're open from 1-4, Tuesday to Friday for April and May. Why not drop in and see our new look? The Archives has a new floor, a fresh paint job, more space and work stations for research, and a new “shop window” for marketing our books and other items for sale.