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New Brunswick Day Celebrations at Resurgo Place and the Thomas Williams House

July 27, 2016
MONCTON – Resurgo Place and the Thomas Williams House are pleased to present New Brunswick Day activities on August 1, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Resurgo Place – 20 Mountain Road - Free outdoor activities however regular admission rates apply for access to the galleries.

Think you’ve got what it takes to be a settler? The people who pioneered life in Moncton had a tough row to hoe (literally) if they wanted to survive, thrive, and start building the community that we live in today. Come try some activities that would have been normal parts of daily life for these early settlers!

Carrying Water: ever turn on a tap to get a drink? That wasn’t an option back in the day. If you were going to use water, someone had to get water. Please note: you’re going to get wet.

Laundry: farming involves a lot of dirt. Getting your whites their whitest is going to be a trifle challenging when you’re doing it by hand in a wash basin. We’re a long way pre-spin cycle here. 

Brush Your Teeth: people like having teeth. People have pretty well always liked having teeth. Teeth are great! So how did you keep your food chompers neat and tidy in a world without toothpaste?

Make Marbles: Once upon a time there were no X-boxes, and people did this crazy thing where they would go outside and play. Come make some clay marbles – like kids have been doing for millennia – and you’ll have something to do if the power goes out. 

The Thomas Williams House – 103 Park Street – Free activities, admission by donation

The Thomas Williams House will be open from 11 am to 4pm on New Brunswick day! Enjoy a refreshing beverage in our Victorian Tea room and take a look at “Moncton in Miniature”, our lovely miniatures exhibit. Come in and complete our New Brunswick day quiz in order to enter our draw and win prizes.

For more information, please contact Resurgo Place (home of the Moncton Museum and the Transportation Discovery Centre) at 506-856-4383. Resurgo Place is located at 20 Mountain Road in Moncton.


Joanne Duguay
Heritage Development Officer – Community Relations
Resurgo Place
City of Moncton