Friday, January 1, 2010

Moore's Mills Book Available in Public Libraries

It has been just over one year since the book Moore's Mills, Life in a New Brunswick Village: Voices from the 1890's was launched, and in that time, over 200 copies have been sold. I am very pleased that so many people associated with Moore's Mills, past and present, are enjoying looking back at life in the village at the end of the nineteenth century.

As well as found in private collections, the book is also available on loan in the following libraries:

The St. Croix Public Library (St. Stephen, New Brunswick)

The Ross Memorial Library (St. Andrews, New Brunswick)

Charlotte County Historical Society (Milltown, New Brunswick)

Toronto Public Library (Toronto, Ontario)

National Library & Archives of Canada (Ottawa, Ontario)

University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, New Brunswick)

University of Alberta (Edmonton, Alberta)

Harvard University (Cambridge, Massaschusetts)

Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, Wisconsin)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Moore's Mills Book Order Information

Anyone interested in ordering a copy of Moore's Mills: Life in a New Brunswick Village - Voices from the 1890's can send a cheque, money order or bank draft for $34.95 plus shipping via surface mail ($10.00 for Canada & $15.00 for the United States) to:
Graydon Mitchell
10769 Pier Road
Kingsport NS B0P 1H0 CANADA

Please contact me at 902-582-7525 or if you have any questions.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Book Launch - Celebrating Moore's Mills

The launch for the book Moore's Mills: Life in a New Brunswick Village - Voices from the 1890's by Graydon Mitchell (pictured here with Eileen Dick McGaw) took place in the former Moore's Mills school house on Saturday, December 6, 2008. The book signing and sale event was attended by over 50 residents, former residents and relatives of both groups. It was a great opportunity for friends and neighbours to catch up on the current news of the day and to share memories of growing up and living in Moore's Mills.

The hard-covered book is a pictorial history of the village and features over 200 pages of photographs and information on Moore's Mills during the 1890's. It includes chapters on the village and mills, churches and cemeteries, public buildings, businesses, life and times, homesteads and villagers, history in prose, history in verse, Cape Ann Association and descendants of William Moore.

The book launch also coincides with the commemoration of the village’s 225th anniversary of its founding in 1783. Copies of the book have been donated to The Charlotte County Museum in Milltown, The St. Croix Public Library in St. Stephen and The Ross Memorial Library in St. Andrews for public viewing.