We are celebrating Albert County’s 175th Anniversary in 2020 and we want you to join us!  The Albert County Historical Society, with support of the Government of Canada, the Province of New Brunswick, The Hopewell Rocks, and local community groups, is pleased to announce the 175th Anniversary of Albert County, which will be taking place throughout the year.  The Albert County Museum will be opening for the 2020 season on June 6th, where buildings original to 1845 will be open to safely explore for visitors to learn about the “People of the Tides”.  Details available AC175.ca.

In 1845 Albert County was established from parts of Westmorland and Saint John Counties, by a proclamation signed by Queen Victoria – when she was only 26 years old!  Albert County, now home to 30,000 people, includes Riverview and hugs the shores of the Petitcodiac River to the Bay of Fundy and includes some of the most iconic treasures in New Brunswick – the beautiful Fundy National Park, the Hopewell Rocks, Cape Enrage and inland areas stretching beyond Caledonia Mountain in all directions.

“The Albert County 175 celebration in 2020 is an exciting opportunity for our Historical Society to promote an awareness and pride of the rich heritage and history of Albert County”, says Board President, Dawne McLean. “Every community in Albert County has inherited valuable knowledge and priceless stories that need to be shared and preserved for future generations. Let’s join together in the celebration of Albert County’s 175th Anniversary to strengthen our sense of community and appreciation of our past!”

Along with a special AC175 Souvenir Booklet, digital means of storytelling will be used including “Photo-A-Day”, an AC175 Podcast, “Home Schooling” history lessons and social media platforms and videos.  Highlights include the Rededication of the WWI Cannons in the Hopewell Cape Square on June 13th, the 150th Birthday of New Brunswick born Prime Minister RB Bennett on July 1st, and recognition of Albert County’s 175 Birthday on August 8th.  Events and programs will be announced when details emerge.

A unique AC175 Mobile Exhibit is being created so that we can tell the amazing stories of the Land, Sea and People of Albert County, who helped Canada become a nation, created CBC radio, helped win WWI, formed one of the nation’s beloved National Parks and live near the world’s highest tides.  Spanning 175 years, from 1845 to 2020, the interactive display will be on location at the Albert County Museum, and we are thankful to NB Tourism, Heritage and Culture for their support of this project.

This event is presented by the Albert County Historical Society and is supported by the Governments of Canada and New Brunswick, The Hopewell Rocks, Albert County Tourism Association, Chamber of Commerce, Friends of Fundy, Bayview Chalets & Motel, Connecting Albert County, Ponderosa Pines Campground, Town of Riverview, Villages of Hillsborough, Alma and Riverside-Albert, and Broadleaf Guest Ranch.  Learn more at AC175.ca or by calling 506-734-2003 or email ac175@albertcountymuseum.com.