Maugerville 250 Celebration Events

The First English Settlement along the beautiful Saint John River Valley

The First English Settlement along the beautiful Saint John River Valley

Summer 2013 – Fredericton Region Museum – the beginning of a five-year exhibit about the Pre-Loyalists/Planters of Early Maugerville (Maugerville/Sheffield).  $5.00 admission.  See the Fredericton Region Museum website for details on times, dates, and admission costs.  Opening exhibit is Saturday, July 6 at 5:00 PM.

July/AugustCalithumpian Theatre Company presents “Staging Maugerville” – Celebrating 250 years of English settlement on the Saint John River.  Performances at Officers’ Square in Fredericton’s Historic Garrison District – July 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27, Aug 2, 3, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, Sept 1.  Show times: 12:15 PM weekdays and 2 PM on weekends. Plans are being made for performances in Maugerville and Sheffield.  Details TBA.

Sunday, June 23 – Sheffield United Church   #2169 HWY 105 Sheffield: > 2-3 PMN.B. Summer Music Festival Ensemble directed by Richard Hornsby including a musical selection by Casey, Kirsten and Susan Jamieson accompanied by Jerry McFarland > 3-4 PM: Open House at the church to view paintings of the historic Sheffield homes by artist Linda Bartlett** and hear stories from “Sheffield Memories” by author Barbara Jamieson* > 3-4 PM: Open House – Burpee-Bridges Home # 2111 HWY 105 (historic Pre-Loyalist/Planter home). Refreshments provided.

Monday, June 24 to Saturday, June 29 (daily) – Sheffield United Church # 2169 HWY 105 > 2-4 PM   Art Show and “Sheffield Memories”

Wednesday, June 26Burpee-Bridges Home  # 2111 HWY 105 > 2-4 PM Open House

 *Barb Jamieson’s book “Sheffield Memories 1763-2013 “ will be for sale ($20.00) at the exhibit as well as at Westminister Books, Moxon’s Country Pumpkin (Maugerville), Casey’s Restaurant (Sheffield), Eldon Hunter’s One Stop (Douglas Harbour), the Lighthouse Bookstore (Fredericton) or from Barbara Jamieson,  (506) 357-8341 .

**Linda Bartlett’s book featuring her paintings of the historic Sheffield homes, “Sheffield – A Place in Time,” will be for sale ($12.00) at the exhibit as well as at Casey’s and Moxon’s and at her studio “The Art Attic” located in the field just below her home #1907 HWY 105 in Sheffield.  

Sunday, June 30 – Sheffield United Church # 2169 HWY 105 > 10-11 AM  250th Anniversary Service – Musical Selection by Casey, Kirsten and Susan Jamieson accompanied by Jerry McFarland

Thursday, June 27 to Saturday, June 29 – Maugerville Baptist Church   11 Peters Road (next to the Auction Centre #583 HWY 105) Wheelchair accessible.

> Thursday 12-7 PM   Friday 10 AM-7 PM,  Saturday 10 AM-4 PM   Maugerville Women’s Institute Quilt Show and Historical “Show and Tell.”*  Admission $3.00.  Refreshments provided.  Men also welcome!

> Friday 2 PM  Special guest Lois MacDonald from Kings Landing doing a “Trunk Show” *Doris Mersereau’s book, “Gerald Harvey of Maugerville,” can be purchased at the Quilt Show and Historical “Show and Tell” for $12.00 or at the Lighthouse Bookstore for $15.00 plus tax.

Sunday, June 30Maugerville Baptist Church  11 Peters Road (next  to the Auction Centre #583 HWY 105) > 6:30 PM   Benefit Concert for Deb and Marven Kitchen. All are welcome to attend.  Participants include:  Bob Johnson, Carol Henderson, Nancy and Tom Donovan, Grace Hornibrook, Roger Cormier, B.J. McKelvey, Velvet and Melvin Perry with Art Bell, and Stephen Budd.

Please note: The morning service is postponed to the evening at Maugerville Baptist Church so the congregation can attend the  Sheffield United Church 250th Anniversary Celebration Service at 10 AM.

Sunday, July 7 – Sheffield United Church  #2169 HWY 105 > 2-4 PM N.B. Summer Music Festival Ensemble directed by Richard Hornsby, including a musical selection by Casey, Kirsten and Susan Jamieson accompanied by Jerry McFarland

Sunday, July 14 – Christ Church Maugerville  #1381 HWY 105 > 2-4 PM Church tour/historic artifact display, refreshments on the lawn and musical selections played on one of the first pipe organs brought to the province, in conjunction with (the same day) > 46 PM Open House – Elijah Miles Home  #1219 HWY 105 (historic Loyalist home)

Monday, July 15 – Saint John River > 7AM!  Canoeing on the beautiful and historic Saint John River from Fredericton to Maugerville/Sheffield with the Kingston Peninsula Heritage Group (starting this part of their journey at 7AM from the Fredericton Small Crafts Aquatic Centre).  Please refer to their website to learn more about this historic canoe trip from Cabano, Quebec to Saint John, New Brunswick.

Anyone is welcome to join them (canoe or motorized boat) as they paddle from Fredericton to Maugerville/Sheffield or to join in at some point along the way – arrangements are being made for them to make a stop in the communities in honour of our 250th anniversary. Details TBA.

Times/dates may be affected by the weather. Check Fredericton North Heritage Association website before attending!

Sunday, July 28 – Sheffield United Church # 2169 HWY 105 > 2-4 PM N.B. Summer Music Festival Ensemble directed by Richard Hornsby, including a musical selection by Casey, Kirsten and Susan Jamieson accompanied by Jerry McFarland

August – Potential Event TBA

Fall 2013Maugerville Baptist Church Event TBA

Fall 2013 Fredericton Heritage Trust Lectures/Events TBA – check their website for updates as well as those listed below

All dates, times and places are subject to change.  Please check the following sources before attending the events:

 Fredericton North Heritage Association Website – this site will be updated regularly / Fredericton

Tourism Website / Maugerville Baptist Church Facebook / newspapers/ radio

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