|Article © Saint John Telegraph Journal as published Nov 27 2012|
Another reason for my nostalgia is that like many, I still consider the archive building to be THE museum. Since moving to Market Square, I have felt disconnected to the museum, but didn't have any particular reason to visit the archives. One of the best outings we ever had during my school years was a Gr. 2 trip to this museum before Christmas. I don't remember exactly all that we did or saw, but I do remember singing Christmas songs and having really enjoyed it. It's one of those fuzzy memories that comes with an overall feeling of "best times ever". I don't expect to be singing Christmas carols or re-enacting a childhood memory, but I can't wait to go back to THE museum and have a new and interesting Christmas experience. This is just what I need to boost my Christmas spirit.
UPDATE: The event turned out to be somewhat disappointing. Most of what was offered were menus, letters, cards, and advertising. While interesting, I had hoped for ornaments, pictures, and a bit more. They had apple cider and cookies for us, and gave a quick tour of the archives and library areas. In the end, I probably have a lot of similar items in my stash from Parkers Ridge. It did give me an idea to use some of that stash for some decorating, though. I also found out that they house a lot of NB vital statistics, which may come in handy for my family history/photo project.