Greetings, history and heritage supporters of Fredericton.

Please note the three great events listed below and tell your friends. I hope to see you at some of them.

The November 5 event is especially significant for the city because of growing interest in what might happen to York House (next to Brunswick St Baptist church) regarding its future use. I recently toured through the building to see its ten spacious work/living areas, a large auditorium covering half of the top floor, and dry basement.  A great opportunity awaits here for rigorous community thinking toward a revitalized signature building.

Liz Burge
Acting president, FHT

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER  5, 2011      
At the Fredericton Public Library gallery (September 12 – October 30) the heritage Trust’s 8 panel display in the staircase gallery promotes the October 5 public talk Historic York Street and Its Unique Railway Station by popular historians Ted and Anita Jones.A public reception starts at
6 PM, with the talk at 7 PM.You are most welcome.

SATURDAY  OCTOBER 22, 2011  2:30pm  New Brunswick and the War of 1812.

Bob Dallison is the former Director of King’s Landing Historical Settlement. This talk leads into the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the March of the 104th from Fredericton to Québec and Kingston.

Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, 23 Dineen Drive, UNB Campus.  Refreshments. Free Parking.

Re-purposing heritage buildings (as in re-uses for York House on York St.) 

An illustrated talk by Shane O’DeaShane O’Dea of Newfoundland knows the issues and the ‘greening’ of re-purposing old buildings. He has restored two heritage properties he owns and promoted the development of St John’s, Nfld as a nationally significant heritage-savvy city. He chaired the Board of the Heritage Canada Foundation as well as three Nfld heritage organizations, and served on the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. He is widely known for his engaging speaking style and his proven arguments for sustainable re-development of old buildings.Professor O’Dea will use illustrative images to discuss past successes and failures in both city and outport, and outline the current pressures, changed attitudes and risks about re-purposing heritage buildings. Audience questions and reactions will follow.

Preceding his talk will be the Trust’s Annual General Meeting at 1pm.

Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, 23 Dineen Drive, UNB Campus.  Refreshments. Free Parking.