Hello everyone! Has the chill of mid-late fall got you down? Do you find the longer nights gloomy? Longing for some warmth, a sense of community, and a historic atmosphere? Well, come and join us at the Historic Beaverbrook House for tea and a craft sale on November 25 from 11 am to 4 pm! Hope to see you there!
A new plaque honouring Sir William Maxwell Aitken (Lord Beaverbrook) was unveiled by Parks Canada and the Historic Beaverbrook House Commission on Friday, June 23, 2017 at Aitken’s childhood home in Miramichi. The plaque (pictured above, click to enlarge) comes three years after the National Sites and Monuments Board of Canada announcement declaring Lord Beaverbrook a National Historic Person. With the installation of the plaque, The Historic Beaverbrook House was elevated to a National Historic House. A gallery of the day’s proceedings can be found here.
Interested in the history of Lord Beaverbrook? Click Here or drop in for a tour of Lord Beaverbrook’s Childhood Home, located at 518 King George Highway, Miramichi, NB, open Monday to Saturday, 9 AM-5 PM, and Sundays 12 PM-5 PM.
Transcript of Plaque:
Sir William Maxwell Aitken
This prominent 20th-century figure was an important, controversial financier in Canada and an outspoken owner of a newspaper empire in Great Britain. During the First World War, he had considerable impact on how the Canadian effort was perceived and helped shape its remembrance through the legacy of the war art program. As Britain’s Minister of Aircraft Production during the Second World War, he drove the manufacture of Spitfire planes, which were key to winning the Battle of Britain. Generous to his home province, he was the leading benefactor of the University of New Brunswick and the founder of the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.
Come for tea and scones and meet Sir Maxwell Aiken, Lord Beaverbrook!
When: Every Monday this summer at 1:30 pm through August 28th, 2017.
Where: 518 King George Highway, Lord Beaverbrook’s boyhood home
Returning as Lord Beaverbrook, Kevin Brawn!
He will give you a glimpse of the man himself, his role in the history of The Battle of Britain, plus hear stories that took place while he served as the Minister of War Production under Sir Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of Britain!
Reservations are required.
Call 622-5572. The fee is $12 per person.
The Beaverbrook Historic House is open Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm. General guided tours are $5, free for children.
Beaverbrook Historic House is located at 518 King George Highway in Newcastle, Miramichi. For more information regarding tours or general admission telephone (506)622-5572, visit the website at www.beaverbrookhouse.com, and Like on Facebook.
In conjunction with the 60th Folksong Festival Anniversary, Heritage Week and NB Museum. Beaverbrook House is hosting a gala four day event bringing the history of Dr. Louise Manny February 13-16, 2017.
There will be General Tours daily 2-4 pm and Guest Speakers featured from 7-9 pm. Plus Jo Ann Lynch will provide music nightly and tea or coffee and Folksong Cookies will be available.
The Guest Speaker line-up is as follows:
Monday, February 13th – N.B. Museum Louise Manny, Her Life and Contribution to the Miramichi
Tuesday, February 14th – John McKayLouise Manny and The Enclosure
Wednesday, February 15th – Susan Butler Louise Manny and The Miramichi Folksong Festival
Thursday, February 16th – Cyril Donahue Louise Manny’s “Ships of the Miramichi”
A Freewill Offering will be taken.
The Beaverbrook House is located at 518 King George Highway in Newcastle.