Salisbury 250

The Town of Salisbury is welcoming the new year with open arms and excitement as we plan our celebrations for the Salisbury 250 campaign!

The 2024 year will mark a significant milestone for the Salisbury region: 250 years since the area was permanently settled.

Over the course of the next year, each month will be filled with themed events, celebrations, history, heritage, and more!

The Salisbury area has a lot of history that deserves to be celebrated; from the booming Silver Fox industry and several local businesses to the importance of the Railway Station and the Petitcodiac River. With each of these elements and more, we have a lot to cover during the year. As a result, the Salisbury 250 Committee has decided to divide the year up into 12 central themes – each one corresponding to a month of the year.

Transportation Expo!

The Salisbury 250 Transportation Expo took place on February 17 at the Salisbury Lions Club Pancake Breakfast. The expo featured exhibits that demonstrate transportation throughout Salisbury’s history. With help from students at Salisbury Regional School, we had writing, artwork, artifacts, models, and more on display! Thank you to the Lions Club for allowing us the space. Thank you to the Government of Canada and the Government of New Brunswick for their financial contribution and support of the Salisbury 250 project.

TRANSPORTATION EXPO PHOTO GALLERY:

Salisbury – A Crossroads Town

Written by Jonathan Crosby, Salisbury 250 Committee member, with information from the late George Taylor’s History of Salisbury. “Fondly remembered.”

I like to think of Salisbury as a crossroads town.

The old Village is, of course, at the head of tide on the Petitcodiac River. As we know, the River drains into the Bay of Fundy, which has the highest tides in the world, so this is no small thing. The Coverdale River (referred to locally as Little River) and the Pollett River (just a bit upstream) join the Petitcodiac.

In times before roads existed, the rivers were how people travelled… CONTINUE READING

Salisbury 250 Merchandise! 

* UPDATE (Feb. 7, 2024) *

If you received an “error” message while using the Salisbury 250 online store, the problem has been fixed. Thank you for your understanding.

For a limited time, here is your opportunity to purchase exclusive Salisbury 250 merch!

Our online store is now open at the following link:  https://salisbury250.dnaswag.ca/

The store will close on February 23 at 11:59pm.

Please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery after the store closes.

All sales are final.

A Different Theme Each Month!

As part of our Salisbury 250 programming, the 250 Committee has dedicated the month of February to Transportation.

Throughout history, Salisbury has always been a centrepoint of transportation in New Brunswick. From travelling by canoe on the Petitcodiac River, to hopping on a train at the Railway Station, to driving a car down Main Street, its evolution is fascinating to learn about. Salisbury’s geographical location has always useful for several methods of transportation, with these features being some of the main reasons for early settlers – the most prevalent being the Petitcodiac River.

As we’ve evolved with time, so have our methods of transportation. Over the course of the next month, we will be learning about some of the earliest methods, and how we’ve gotten to where we are today.

Do you have stories and/or pictures about transportation to share? Whether it be how you used to get to school, or a picture of your first car, we want to see it all! Any photographs and/or stories (past or present) can be sent directly to Katy at katydoucette@salisburynb.ca.

January - Silver Foxes

As part of the Town of Salisbury’s 250 celebrations, the Salisbury 250 Committee appointed the month of January to focus on the silver fox and the fox farming industry.

On January 16, 2024, at Salisbury Regional School, committee member Connie Colpitts gave a presentation on the history of the silver fox industry and its impact on the Salisbury area.

Here is a link to the presentation:

LINK: “WHEN SILVER WAS GOLD”

When Silver was Gold: The History of the Silver Fox Industry 

As part of the Town of Salisbury’s 250 celebrations, the Salisbury 250 Committee appointed the month of January to focus on the silver fox and the fox farming industry.

On January 16, 2024, at Salisbury Regional School, committee member Connie Colpitts gave a presentation on the history of the silver fox industry and its impact on the Salisbury area.

Here is a link to the presentation:

LINK: “WHEN SILVER WAS GOLD”

* DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS HAS PASSED *

Do you know of someone who has made significant contributions to the history of Salisbury? Is there a building that’s been around for decades and has a strong purpose in the area? We want to hear about it all!

As a part of the 250 programming, the Salisbury 250 Committee is looking for nominations for historical people, places, and things for an interactive banner program designed to honour these individuals and educate Salisbury residents on their contributions. This initiative draws inspiration from the Veteran banners and graduate banners that grace the central streets of Salisbury each year.

To fully capture the roots of the area, we are looking for public input and nominations for these banners. Elements may include people, places, buildings, organizations, etc. They could be native to the area, lived here at some point, or made a significant contribution to Salisbury at any time in the area’s history.

If you would like to nominate an element in Salisbury history for consideration, please complete the form here: https://forms.gle/UnJjVcb2f9uVSyup8

 

 

This project was made possible by the Government of Canada and the Government of New Brunswick.

Thank you to these sponsors for their financial contribution and support with this project.