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Calendar of Events 2018

Events at the Anderson Octagonal House, 29 Queens Road, Sackville, N.B.

Wednesday, October 24, 7:00 p.m. - "Reader Be Thou Also Ready: The William Fawcett Murder" - the final in our series on Local History Mysteries in partnership with the Family Resource Centre. In 1832, wealthy Sackville farmer William Fawcett was shot through his kitchen window. His murder remains unsolved to this day, but the family dynamics and events that led to his death are fascinating and were recounted in a book by Robert James published in 2000 and a play produced by Live Bait Theatre in 2015, both titled "Reader Be Thou Also Ready." Local author Charlie Scobie will read from the book and talk about the events around the murder. Those in attendance will have a chance to win a copy of the book. Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, November 6, 7:30 p.m. - Film screening, "Unnatural Landscapes", and presentation on the Maritime Marshland Rehabilitation Administration (MMRA). Producer and researcher Ron Rudin will screen for the first time his short documentary film (22 minutes in length) and talk about his work on the MMRA. "Unnatural Landscapes" tells the story of the marshlands of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, particularly during the period after World War II, when the MMRA was tasked by the federal government to rebuild or replace the region's dykes and aboiteaux. Building on interviews with individuals with a variety of connections with the marshlands, the film encourages reflection on what it means for a landscape to be "natural." Admission is free.

If you have questions about these events, please contact Karen at the office by calling (506) 536-2541 or by emailing tantramarheritage@gmail.com. You can also follow us on Facebook by liking our page, Tantramar Heritage Trust.

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