Museum hosting tribute to Four Fathers of Confederation

Jennifer Michels
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One-act play including in evenings festivities

AMHERST - The Cumberland County Museum presents an event to remember the Four Fathers of Confederation at the Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church in Amherst.
The evening will include a turkey dinner, a silent auction, trivia, guest speakers and a one-act play.
The play, "Welcome Home: Premier Tupper," will be set on Oct. 1, 1864, when a number of citizens gathered at the Baptist Church to welcome the new premier, Sir Charles Tupper.
"It's to honour the Four Fathers," play writer and director Dale Fawthrop said.
The town will learn about the Four Fathers and understand why they were important to the town of Amherst and still are to this day.
"They'll get to hear their ideas and their vision," Fawthrop said.
The citizens will also hear about Thomas Haliburton, who wrote the story about the Yankee peddler, Samuel Slick, who went around town selling clocks he had made.
"A lot of the stuff he wrote about is still timely today," Fawthrop said.
A women's choir will be performing during the play, being directed by Ruth Nichols.
This is the second play Fawthrop and Nichols have done together to raise money for organizations.
Barb Bows, Sara Daley, Terry Farrell and Mike Gratin are just a few of the people featured in the play.
"The play is the biggest part of the evening," Shirley Nickerson of the Cumberland County Museum and Archives said.
Local citizens and companies donated all items available for guests to bid on at the silent auction.
All proceeds from the event will go to the Cumberland County Museum and Archives and the Trinity-St. Stephen's United Church.
There are 150 seats available for the event, the tickets are priced at $25 per person and will be available for purchase until Monday.
An evening with our Four Fathers of Confederation will start at 6 p.m., on May 1.
For further information, contact the Cumberland County Museum and Archives at 667-2561.

Organizations: Cumberland County Museum, United Church, Baptist Church

Geographic location: AMHERST

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