Fonds MCC53 - Carleton County Historical Society

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Carleton County Historical Society

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  • 1960-1997 (Creation)
    Carleton County Historical Society

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4.6 m of textual records
ca. 200 photographs

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Administrative history

The Carleton County Historical Society was established in 1960, after Jock Fraser, K.E. MacLauchlan, and Laura S. MacLauchlan applied for letters patent. The society's first meeting, held 26 May 1960, named Kenneth Homer, Jock Fraser, Rowena Caulkin, and Carolyn Chase as its first directors. The society's major functions included obtaining property, establishing historical sites, and promoting the history of Carleton County. The society was responsible for discovering and collecting materials that illustrated the history of the county, including its exploration, settlement, development, and activities in peace and war, and its progress in population, wealth, education, arts, sciences, agriculture, manufactures, trade, and transportation. Materials included printed documents, manuscript papers, and material objects illustrative of the life, conditions, events, and activities of the past and present. The society provided for the preservation of these materials and for its accessibility to the public. Connell House, Connell Street, Woodstock, NB, was chosen as the society's office and location for historical materials and artifacts.

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The materials in this fonds were found within Connell House, Connell Street, Woodstock, New Brunswick.

Scope and content

Fonds consists of documents related to the Carleton County Historical Society's administration, finances, projects, fundraisers, social events, and legal records. Legal documents include the 1960 letters patent and deeds of property owned by the society including the McClosky, Cluff and Sharpe houses, the Old County Court House, Connell House, property of Myles Brown, and lands once owned by the Wright family. Administration materials consist of daily reports, 1960-1985; executive minutes; annual minutes, 1960-1987; annual reports, 1960-1975; policies and regulation documents; by-laws; and business correspondence. Financial papers include statements, receipts, taxation, grants, and insurance policies. Project information relates to the conservation of Connell House, Carleton County Heritage Center, Old County Court House and the Upper Woodstock study. Fundraisers and social event materials include information on the society's salmon frys, 1960-1971; balls; dramatic presentations; and Christmas productions. Photographs include black and white aerial and land shots of Upper Woodstock, 1960s-1970s; black and white photographs of costume balls, social events, and salmon frys; and photographs honouring the founding members of the Carleton County Historical Society.

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Generated by the society and housed within Connell House, the Carleton County Historical Society's office.


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  • English

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