All aboard! Music of the Eye II: Trolley Tour

Discover the architectural history and expansion of Saint John’s influence (1850-1920) along the Kennebecasis River, and the important role of the railway in it. Sunday, 9 September at 1pm. Hurry! – Buy your tickets at the NBM front desk. Early Bird: $70 until 20 August 2018. Regular: $70 NBM Members, $80 Non-Members. For more information 506 643-2300 / 1-888-268-9595. (In English)

Financial support for this tour has also been graciously given by Peggy Butterfield Couper, Architect’s Association of New Brunswick, Brookville Manufacturing Company Limited, Crosby’s Molasses Company Limited, and INK Graphic Design Services Corp.

Join the New Brunswick Museum (NBM) for a trolley ride back to the days before and after the Prince of Wales’ 1860 visit to Saint John and the Kennebecasis Valley. Travelling on the new railway, the beauty of the Kennebecasis River caught the eye of tourists, visitors, and Saint John residents. A distinctively picturesque Gothic and Italianate cottage style spread through the suburban developments from Mount Pleasant Avenue through to Rothesay. Easy commuting, sporting entertainment and riverboat picnics whiled away summer days through the 1920s.

NBM interpreters will also share stories of the earlier history of the landscape, back to its geological formation. The tour begins in the exhibition “Music of the Eye II: Architectural Drawings of Saint John and Its Region” at NBM, then boards the trolleys to visit the sites and stop for tea and sweets at Shadow Lawn Inn. Tour includes a curator talk and a copy of the book “Music of the Eye: Architectural Drawings of Canada’s First City 1822-1914” by Gary Hughes, and concludes back at the New Brunswick Museum at Market Square.

Cost is $80 with a $21 tax-deductible receipt (proceeds benefit the NBM). Early bird (before August 13) or New Brunswick Museum Member discounted price is $70. Tour duration 1pm-4:15pm. Tour is offered in English only and involves some light walking; trolley is not wheelchair accessible. Please advise of any dietary restrictions at the time of ticket purchase. Tickets may be purchased at the New Brunswick Museum at Market Square 506 643-2300.

  • September 9, 2018 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm
  • 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm