Kingston Peninsula Heritage

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1810 Carter House Tea Room 

      874 Rte 845, Kingston - Reservations - (506) 832-2902

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am-4pm - June 28-Sept 1

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   Savour farm fresh soup and sandwiches, beautiful desserts and tea served in china in this unique heritage setting! After lunch explore the cottage and historic garden. Follow us @1810CarterHouse for daily menu items and special events.  Cash or cheque only. ATM available next door at the Kingston General Store.

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John Fisher Memorial Museum 

    The upcoming exhibition, Women of the Peninsula has the museum filled with interesting and intriguing artifacts, pictures and stories.  Women of the Kingston Peninsula July 5 – September 1, 2018

Stories of strength, resilience, creativity and community, this summer’s exhibit provides glimpses into the lives of women of the Kingston Peninsula, past and present. Through artifacts, pictures and stories witness their fervent belief in the power of community; how they helped, and continue to, develop and stabilize the Peninsula in ways often overlooked today.

With so many stories to be told, the exhibit takes up almost the entire museum. Space
has been created to look back in time; for example, to pianist Ella Anderson who played with the Boston Symphony and performed for US President William Howard Taft in the early 1900s when she and her husband resided in Panama.

View a kitchen complete with a 1915 cookbook and rolling pins donated by the family of beloved resident Lila Kimball - who also served as community doctor when need arose. Her doctor’s bag is also on display.

Meet Bessie Holder, the first women on the Peninsula to teach Industrial Arts at the turn of the century. Miss Holder first married at the age of 79 and lived to be 105. See a one room schoolhouse much like that of Miss Sarah Jane Pickett’s classroom of the 1870s.

Displays include: a war bride’s steamer trunk (complete with inbound tag) that arrived from Holland at Pier 1 Halifax in 1946; an elegant silver brush and comb set from the Wood’s family collection; beautiful linens made from locally grown flax harvested, spun, dyed and woven on the Peninsula; First Nations baskets from the Museum’s private collection; and a nurse’s

cape made and worn by Ruth (Hope) Van Wart, a nurse who enlisted during WWII and ended up an air traffic controller watching for Japanese planes on Vancouver Island. One of the oldest pictures in the exhibit is that of the Barque (ship) Amelia built in Holderville (mid 1800s) and named after Amelia Holder Henderson. Amelia sailed seven voyages with her father bringing the love of travel, adventure, and geography back to the Peninsula.

Find out about post mistresses, telephone operators, artists, teachers, nurses and musicians. Meet today’s women, Peninsula born and raised and ... staying.

It seems fitting that this exhibition is in a museum named after a CBC reporter (John Fisher) who loved to tell the stories of Canadians. Through their stories, these Peninsula women show us their extraordinary strengths and talents.

“It’s one thing to read about history in text books but it’s much more interesting to see actual artifacts and hear the stories related to what we read about.” – Connor, age 21, of Kingston, N.B.

This project was made possible with the support of the Heritage Branch of the Province of New Brunswick and the support of enthusiastic community volunteers.

Exhibition open Address Telephone Opening Hours Admission Travel

July 5 - September 1, 2018
3950 Route 845, Kingston, NB
10am-4:00pm Tuesday to Saturday
by donation
Access the Peninsula by ferry or down route 845 from Hampton to the Kingston corner at cross roads of 845 and 850. The Museum is located in the basement of MacDonald Consolidated School. Look for signs

For further information — call the John Fisher Memorial Museum 506-763-2101

A Tour Through Kingston Peninsula History

Experience our history with this interactive map of the Kingston Peninsula. Click on the icons to discover location data & information on heritage spots, artisan shops, markets and more in our community. Plot your course and head out on a tour of Kingston Peninsula history!

Peninsula Heritage History Tour



Heritage Day at the Kingston Farmers Market 

         Saturday, September 22nd

    Join Kingston Peninsula Heritage from 9am until noon for displays and demos at the Kingston Farmers Market!

    Try your hand at heritage tools and techniques.

    Fun for the whole family.

    Kingston Farmers Market - 4 Market Lane, Kingston   

  - Please consider joining Kingston Peninsula Heritage and support the works of the group - see the Membership tab. 
    Kingston Peninsula Heritage Inc. is a non-profit, charitable organization that promotes preservation of the area’s heritage resources.  The organization involves people representing a broad interest in the human and natural history of the Kingston Peninsula.  The group’s ambitious agenda includes programs to enhance built heritage sites, develop heritage awareness and education, maintain an artifact collection and museum facility, create heritage displays, newsletters, publications and many other innovative projects including having fun.
   The John Fisher Memorial Museum, 1810 Carter House Tea Room, Cedars Lighthouse and Moss Glen Nature Trail all fall under the group's care.
                                             Trinity Church Steeple
       Trinity Church was built in 1789 and is the oldest Anglican Church in New Brunswick. There are various interesting architectural features in the church and it houses the oldest operating pipe organ in Canada. The associated Loyalist Burial Grounds contain the resting place of many of the first settlers to the area.
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