This beautiful Victorian-style home, built in 1877, was the boyhood home of Lord Beaverbrook. Enjoy the carefully restored architecture as you learn about the life of Max Aitken, Lord Beaverbrook and of the building’s service as The Old Manse Library. This was the first library in the area and Dr. Louise Manny, founder of the Miramichi Folksong Festival, was the first librarian. The building has had an interesting and sometimes challenging history. Definitely worth a visit.
Open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, from mid-June to August. GENERAL TOUR FEE $5.00. Off season call for an appointment.
Located at 518 King George Highway. Call 506-622-5572.
W.S. Loggie Cultural Centre
This 18th century Victorian home houses artifacts from 1850 onward. The famous painting by H.W. Hoyt, “Portrait of Frances Peabody”, founder of Chatham, a history of the Loggie family and First World War artifacts are found here. The original First World War Victory Flag may be of particular interest. The house is used for meetings, craft sales, teas and many social events. This unique home is a special part of the heritage and culture of the region.
Located at 222 Wellington Street. Call 506-773-4996.