Tantramar Heritage Trust, Inc.

P.O. Box 3554, 29B Queens Road, Sackville, New Brunswick, E4L 4G4
Office Hours : Tuesday to Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Phone : [506] 536-2541     Fax : [506] 536-2537
E-mail :
Executive Director: Karen Valanne

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Comprised of the Boultenhouse House, the Bulmer House, and the Anderson Octagonal House, the Centre houses exhibits and artifacts depicting Sackville's history, the Trust's office,and the



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Summer 2016

July 26: Under the Sky Festival: Poetry Appreciation Night - 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Our annual Under the Sky Festival continues with our Poetry Appreciation Night, taking place on Tuesday, July 26th from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at the Campbell Carriage Factory Museum. The event will feature seven readers from the Sackville community (including Robert Lapp, Marilyn Lerch, and Alex Fancy) reading a mixture of others' poetry and original work; together, their readings will be an apt reflection of the unique and diverse perspectives found throughout our town and our culture.

August 2: Under the Sky Festival: Campfire - 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The third event in our Under the Sky Festival is a Campfire at the Campbell Carriage Factory's fire pit. Join us for an evening of songs, stories, and s'mores. Rain date: August 3rd at 7:30 p.m.

August 7: Heritage Field Day - 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Come on out to the Campbell Carriage Factory for this fun-filled day with a BBQ lunch, blacksmithing, folk dances, and demonstrations from local artisans and craftspeople.

August 9: Under the Sky Festival: Baking Contest and Auction 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Put your baking skills to the test at the Campbell Carriage Factory! Submit a favourite recipe to compete for prizes awarded by our esteemed panel of judges. After the winners are announced, all of the baked goods will be auctioned off ! For complete contest details, contact or call 536-2541.

August 15: Under the Sky Festival: Bike Tour of the Tantramar Marsh - times TBD

Celebrate Acadian Day with a full-day historical bike tour of the Tantramar Marsh, including a trip to Fort Beauséjour. The round trip distance will be approximately 45 kilometres with frequent stops and rest breaks, and the excursion should be accessible to cyclists of beginner to intermediate skill level. For more information or to register (space is limited!), contact or call 536-2541.

For more information see Upcoming Events

The Make It! Workshops are a series of fun and informative workshops for children ages 6-15, taking place on Wednesday mornings in July and early August at the Campbell Carriage Factory.

July 13: Make It Poetic! Bookmaking and Creative Writing - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
In our second Make It! Workshop, children will learn how to make books by hand, followed by a fun, lighthearted introduction to the magical world of poetry!

July 20: Make It Bake! Make Your Own Bread and Butter - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
In our third Make It! Workshop, children will get a hands-on lesson in making their own bread and butter!

July 27: Make It a Performance! Acting, Singing, and Improv - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Children will participate in a variety of theatre activities, songs, and improv games to demonstrate the value of theatre and performance.

August 3: Make It Take Flight! A Birdwatching Adventure - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Our fifth and final Workshop will feature an introduction to the world of birdwatching as children learn how to use binoculars and identify the local birds. We'll also take a brief hike down the Trans Canada Trail to apply what we've learned!

For more information see Upcoming Events , contact or call 506-536-2541.

Tantramar again, again: An exhibition celebrating twenty years of the Tantramar Heritage Trust ,

Owens Art Gallery, Mount Allison University, 18 June - 20 August 2016.

This year the Tantramar Heritage Trust celebrates its 20th anniversary. The Owens Art Gallery and Mount Allison University are honoured and pleased to participate in this celebration with the presentation of an exhibition on the theme of the Tantramar Marsh, including works by Thaddeus Holownia, Edward Pulford, Ethel Ogden, Garry Neill Kennedy and others.

Congratulations to the Westmorland Historical Society on their new web site


Author Paul Surette speaks at launch of his book, Atlas of the Acadian Settlement of the Beaubassin 1660-1755 on Saturday 30 April 2016. For further photos see Book Launch 30 April 2016

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A searchable data base of historic sites in the Tantramar area


A synopsis of our history from 1708 to the present


This celebration of Yorkshire settlers took place in August 2000, but the legacy lives on


The legacy of Sackville Township's 250th anniversary celebrations in 2012


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