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Archives: Wesleyan Sewing Circle, St. Andrew’s, N.B.

Archives: Wesleyan Sewing Circle, St. Andrew’s, N.B.

I can't even sew on a button but I do admire those who can sew! On February 2, 1860, the Wesleyan Sewing Society was established at the Methodist Church in St. Andrew's, New Brunswick. The purpose for establishing this Society was to furnish, repair, and paint the...

Archives Recipe of the Month-Back to School Edition

Archives Recipe of the Month-Back to School Edition

Where has the summer gone?!? All across the country, kids and parents are preparing for the return to school. If you are stuck for lunch ideas, the Archives is here for you! The following snack/lunch recipes are from a cookbook compiled by the UCW Unit 7 of St. James...

Archives: Flower Show & Industrial Exhibition

Archives: Flower Show & Industrial Exhibition

For a number of years, the Sunday School of Charles Street Methodist Church in Halifax (later became J. Wesley Smith Memorial United Church) hosted a Flower Show and Industrial Exhibition. This exhibition was a major fundraiser for the Sunday School and the parsonage....

Archives: Keeping cool at Berwick Camp

Archives: Keeping cool at Berwick Camp

The weather forecast doesn't call for really hot temperatures but just in case, here's a fan for all of those attending Berwick Camp 150 this week. This fan was probably made sometime around 1911.

Archives: Turkey Dinner in July

Archives: Turkey Dinner in July

For some reason, I love photographs of people eating meals together and the following photograph is even more interesting because there is a clear view of what people are actually eating. I wouldn't mind having a couple of those rolls or a slice of that cake! The...

6 posts, 24 studs, and 52 joists

6 posts, 24 studs, and 52 joists

The price of lumber has been in the news a lot lately so I thought it would be neat to show some lumber related records from the 1800s. The information is from the minute book of the Building Committee of Higginsville Methodist Church in Nova Scotia (later became...

Archives Recipe of the Month-The Microwave Edition

Archives Recipe of the Month-The Microwave Edition

Ah the microwave...once touted as the epitome of modern cooking, this appliance now has somewhat of a more mixed reputation. Love it or or hate it though, there is no denying the convenience. The following recipes were found in a cookbook simply entitled "Microwave...

Archives: An Ode to Good Handwriting

Archives: An Ode to Good Handwriting

As an archivist, I come across a lot of bad handwriting (disclaimer: my handwriting is not great either)! That's why I get so excited when I find a document with really nice handwriting. Perhaps there are a few others out there who would also share in my excitement....

Archives: The Ovens Natural Park

Archives: The Ovens Natural Park

It may not come as a surprise that the Archives does not have many landscape photographs in the vault. However, I did stumble across these wonderful photographs of The Ovens Natural Park in Nova Scotia, most likely taken in the winter of 1955. Funnily enough, the...