Join our contest for a chance to win a prize to be a part of history in the making. Take this opportunity to record this historic event for future generations. Tell us your stories about the activities, events and thoughts you’re experiencing during this pandemic.
Imagine having your descendants read your personal accounts of the current experiences! These will be held in the New Brunswick Museum Archives for researchers in the future.
The New Brunswick Museum is Canada’s oldest continuing museum and the NBM Archival holdings include primary documents and historical photographs reflecting all areas of our province. While the emphasis is on the 19th century, a portion of the collections date back to the 16th century and also include some of the oldest French documents in the province.
Did you know that a great many historical documents are written in cursive writing? If you want to record yours in this manner, but don’t know how, here are some links to get you started: https://www.k5learning.com/cursive-writing-worksheets | https://www.fiche-maternelle.com/cursives.html
Submit your entry (500 words or less) to NBM Archives, 277 Douglas Ave. Saint John, NB E2K 1E5 or Archives@nbm-mnb.ca by July 1, 2020.
The draw will take place on July 15, 2020.
Prize includes a one year NBM family membership and assortment of beautiful New Brunswick made products from the Boutique – total value of $100.
All participants who submit an entry will receive a one-time free admission to the NBM Exhibition Centre.
Be sure to include your name and contact information so we can get in touch with you!
Booklet, “Conundrums for Christmas 1812”, 1812
By Anne Campbell given to Allan McDowell, a soldier in the War of 1812.
NBM Archives, Anne Campbell CBDOC
Leinster School Standards I-VIII Notebook, 188-?
NBM Archives, Saint John Board of School Trustees No. 3