The installation, 'Sackville: A Visual snapshot,' features images of Sackville's history on ceramic tiles set into a contemporary ship motif.
The exhibit comprises 14 panels marked A to N in alphabetical order. Click the corresponding letter to learn more about the details on each panel.
Panel A depicts St. James Textile Museum and a textile loom along with some tiles featuring the ecosystem of the area, such as, the rocks, the water, and birds.Panel Details
Panel B features Morice's Pond in Middle Sackville, now known as Silver Lake, Bell Inn in Dorchester, and Shep the sandpiper sculpture in Dorchester.Panel Details
Panel C depicts some historic buildings and images related to life style along with Canadian flag, whose designer, Dr. George Stanley lived in Sackville. The surrounding tiles featuring plants, rocks, waves and birds depict the land, sea and ecosystem that has supported and continues to support the inhabitants of Tantramar for centuries.Panel Details
Panel D depicts Mi'kmaq petroglyph drawings of sailing boats, a map of the area showing Tantramar River and the ferry that transported people, a map of the early Acadian settlements in 1700s, the dykes, aboiteau, and a two masted sailing ship. The complimentary tiles feature rocks and plants.Panel Details
Panel E displays Enterprise and Fawcett foundries where stoves were made. It has images of stoves and foundry workers. The tiles featuring water, rocks and plants complement these images.Panel Details
Panel F depicts the lifestyle of Acadians featuring old plough, horse ploughing the field, sabot (wooden shoe), and the barns on Tantramar marsh. The map shows the Acadian settlement and Fort Beausejour. The birchbark canoe was used by Mi'kmaq for traveling from one place to another, and for fishing. The tiles featuring plants, rocks, and water give context to the place where Mi'kmaq and Acadians lived for centuries.Panel Details
Panel G depicts the land features of the Tantramar area, the marsh, Fundy mudflats, and aboiteau built within a dyke. Tantramar marsh area was home to Radio Canada International, from where shortwave radio broadcast was done until 2012.Panel Details
Panel H depicts the Tantramar area marsh, the Fundy mudflats, the railway bridge, and Fort Beausejour.Panel Details
Panel I features images of the lifestyle of Mi'kmaq, who were the original inhabitants of the Tantramar area.Panel Details
Panel J depicts images of lifestyle of various groups of inhabitants, the Mi'kmaq, the Acadians, and the Europeans.Panel Details
Panel K features some local businesses and daily use objects.Panel Details
Panel L features various enterprises that existed in the past, such as, shipyard, Telephone company, Hay and Feed store, churches and hotels.Panel Details
Panel M depicts grindstone and ship building industries that flourished in the past, along with activities of Mount Allison Ladies College.Panel Details
Panel N depicts various areas of employment that existed in the past in the Town of Sackville, such as, Women's Division of Air Force, Legion, Box Factory, Wesleyan Academy, and churches.Panel Details