The Friends of Beaubears Island will once again host Miramichi historians in a Speaker Series during the month of February. Presentations will occur in the library at the Nelson Rural School, 26 St Patricks Drive at 7pm on Monday and Thursday evenings throughout the month of February. Wade Hallihan’ s presentation will be based on…

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The so-called “Beaubears Island Players”are at it once again. The informal community theatre troupe, assembled by the Friends of Beaubears Island, has, since 2014, brought history to life on the stage with a series of informative and entertaining productions. At the same time, they have helped raise funds to extend the employment of area students interpreting…

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We’re excited to announce our next event in commemorating the 150th anniversary of the end of shipbuilding on the Island, a theatrical production, The Tide Recedes. This semi-biographical presentation pays tribute to John Harley, Beaubears Island’s final shipbuilder. Harley, who arrived in Miramichi from Ireland in 1823, built more than sixty ships on the River,…

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Beaubears Island is pleased to announce our first event of 2016, a Speaker Series in which local historians will offer insight on a range of topics. The talks will be hosted by Nelson Rural School Library and take place Monday & Thursday evenings at 7pm in the month of February Speakers & Topics: Feb. 8…

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