The Paris Crew and John O’Neill

Competitive rowing began on Canada’s east coast during the early 1800s and developed out of one of the primary means of living; the water-based industries, including fishing, shipbuilding, and shipping.[1] As the century progressed, rowing gained popularity as a pastime and rivalries, and wagering became common among fishermen and other

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New Brunswick Contemporary Quilt Award

The New Brunswick Museum (NBM) houses an extremely important textile collection.  In the bedding component alone, over 700 quilts, quilt tops and quilt blocks provide an excellent cross section of provincially-produced bedding.  More than ninety percent of these items originated, or most likely originated, in New Brunswick (especially Saint John,

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NBM Recent acquisition – Drum – 1880-1890

John C. Haynes & Co. (American, 1865-1900) drum, 1880-1890 varnished wood with leather, skin, metal and cotton or hemp 29.3 × 42.8 × 42.8 cm inside, paper label, MASSACHUSETTS / DRUM MANUFACTORY / JOHN C. HAYNES & CO. / 33 Court Street, Boston, / Wholesale and Retail Dealers in /

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painting: Viburnum Lantanoides - Moose Bush

Maria Morris Miller – Atlantic-Canadian artist and teacher

On this Earth Day, read about Maria Morris Miller, a mid-19th-century Atlantic-Canadian artist and teacher, and her appreciation for the flora of the world around her. The New Brunswick Museum houses an important collection of paintings and prints by Maria Frances Ann Morris Miller (1810-1875), an exceptional Nova Scotian artist

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Mary Magdalene – Miller Gore Brittain

Miller Gore Brittain (Canadian, 1912 – 1968) drawing: Mary Magdalene, 1935-1940 sanguine and watercolour wash on wove paper (newsprint ?) 38.3 × 33.5 cm Gift of Wamae Gichuru, 2020 (2020.20) New Brunswick Museum Collection Thanks to the generosity of Wamae (Matthew) Gichuru, grandson of Kjeld and Erica Deichmann, the New

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Painless Parker – most eccentric dentist

He has been referred to as a “most eccentric dentist” and his ethics were called into question on various occasions. M.G. McClinton & Company Booklet Painless Parker Outlaw His Confessions [1926] 15.8 x 8.2 cm Peter Pronych fonds Pronych-4 Edgar Randolf Parker was born in Tynemouth Creek, New Brunswick in

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Black History Month – February 2021

The New Brunswick Museum collection of work by New Brunswick artists comprises about 2500 works depicting people, places, things and ideas.  In addition to providing a better understanding of the province, these paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture provide access to many stories.  As collections are better documented, digitized and made

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Willow Grove, New Brunswick, and Amber Valley, Alberta stamps – launch of the 13th issue in Canada Post Black History Month series

The New Brunswick Museum was honoured (alongside Ralph Thomas, a New Brunswick Black History Society Co-Founding Member & Projects Coordinator and others) to contribute historical knowledge and collections from the New Brunswick Museum to this very important release of Canada Post’s two stamps for Black History Month.  This project helps

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Recently Donated Table by Pre-Eminent 19th-Century New Brunswick Cabinetmaker Thomas Nisbet Reveals New Design Details

Thomas Nisbet (Canadian, born in Scotland, 1776 – 1850) games table, 1820-1830 mahogany and mahogany veneer with pine and brass (closed): 74.3 × 91.5 × 45 cm (open): 71.5 × 89 × 91 cm Label: under tabletop, self-adhesive maker’s label, THOS. NISBET, / CABINETMAKER & UPHOLSTERER,  / PRINCE WILLIAM STREET,

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Pandemic Stories

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_oqRGIRbpw At the beginning of April 2020, we asked New Brunswickers to participate in our pandemic stories contest, “Calling all New Brunswickers.” A total of 77 participants shared with us personal first-hand accounts, recording their experiences during Covid-19. Archival staff at the New Brunswick Museum Archives and Research Library eagerly

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