This Web site is designed to promote the activities of the Keswick Ridge Historical Society, and improve our communication within the community and beyond. The Web site itself is a repository of information about the organization and the area; our Facebook page, however, is where you should look for the most current news and activities.
HISTORY SPEAKS ONLINE!
We had to cancel our annual speaker series last year, but this year we've gone online.
On March 28, our first speaker, Gary Sharpe, showed us how River House contains the entire history of New Brunswick.
You can watch his presentation by clicking here.
On April 11, Roger Nason showed us how the Tripp Settlement and the Tripp family farm came to be where they are, and how things have grown and changed.
See his presentation by clicking here.
On April 18, Dr. Jane Jenkins helped us understand the way the "forgotten" influenza pandemic of 1918 is being brought back to memory and how it helps us understand our own challenges with a pandemic.
Watch her gripping presentation by clicking here.
We still have two more great speakers lined up, and you'll be able to hear and see them, and ask questions if you want, on your computer, tablet, or phone.
All will be online on Sunday afternoon beginning at 2:00:
To attend any of them, click on this link just before 2:00 on the day:
THE ADDITION IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION!
Back in September, the sill looked like this, before
Dan Nicholson fixed it and Tom Egers started excavating for the foundation. On November 30, Adam Kelly began the framing.
Here's what's happened so far [click on each image, here, to see the next step].
We'll keep you posted as things develop.
Click here to read an article from the Daily Gleaner about the project.
OUR CAPITAL CAMPAIGN IS EXTENDED
We are in desperate need of controlled environment storage space for our over 2,000 artifacts. They are currently housed in our headquarters, the old Keswick Ridge Superior School,
where heat and humidity threaten their preservation. The new space will help us create our long-planned museum.
To read more about this exciting campaign, click here.
To donate, via Canada Helps, click here.
Want to make a guess what this is?
Click here to find out.
Ever wonder why Crock's Point is called that?
Click here to find out.
Our mandate is "to preserve properties, artifacts, traditions, and records of local historical significance, as well as encouraging community commitment and appreciation of those cultural assets." Accordingly, we are eager to learn and share the stories of this region and to preserve its history for all to enjoy.
One of the most important missions of the KRHS is to maintain and preserve the Keswick Ridge Superior School, which now serves as our headquarters. This building is often the center of the KRHS events and activities and in time will be the home of our museum. Next to the Superior School is the old McKeen Corner Store building which is undergoing thorough repair and restoration. The store has also become a focus of the Society's preservation efforts.
We hope you'll return often to this site to participate in learning about, sharing, preserving and re-living our history. Please contact us with any suggestions or contributions; all are appreciated.