2 August 2016

Theft of Commemorative Plaques

Four cast bronze commemorative plaques have been stolen from the exterior of the New Brunswick Museum Collections and Research Centre, Douglas Avenue, Saint John.  The plaques recognize designations by the Government of Canada’s Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, and are federal Crown property.  They are each reddish in colour, 30” high by 27” wide, and ¾’ thick, with bilingual text. The theft was discovered on Thursday, July 28, 2016.  The Saint John Police Force was contacted and are now investigating the theft, as well as property damage to the building.

The four plaques were produced by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada to recognize the contributions to Canada of Sir Charles Carter Drury, John Hamilton Gray, George McCall Theal, and John Clarence Webster.  Five remaining plaques, recognizing James de Mille, Sir George Parkin, William Henry Steeves, Sir George Eulas Foster and William Frances Ganong, have now been removed from the exterior building by NB Museum staff and are being temporarily stored within the Collections and Research Centre.

Anyone with any knowledge of this theft of federal crown property is asked to contact the Saint John Police Force at 648-3333.

For more information:
Caitlin Griffiths, Communications & Marketing
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