Category Archives: Historical Sites

The Freedom Trail – Boston, MA

Boston Freedom Trail
I visited New England a lot growing up. It's been our family summer getaway since my mom was a little girl. But as a kid, and even as a young adult, I rarely took time to explore the history behind our destinations. As I've grown, my interests have shifted from cross-border shopping to cross-border learning…Read More

Resurgo Place – Moncton, NB

Resurgo Place Moncton
“You are standing in a space that is effectively only limited by the human imagination.” - James Upham, Heritage Officer, Resurgo Place The resounding noise at Resurgo Place is that of kids playing. The Moncton Museum has been a fixture in the community since the early 1970s, but last year it got a total makeover,…Read More

The Chocolate Museum – St. Stephen, NB

The Chocolate Museum St Stephen New Brunswick
Like many Maritime kids, I grew up knowing (and loving) the Ganong name. Ganong Bros. has been making chocolate in New Brunswick for more than 100 years. They're known around the world for their Pal-o-mine bars and boxes of assorted chocolates. In Saint Stephen, New Brunswick, the place where it all started, The Chocolate Museum…Read More

UK Road Trip – Chester

chester Cat wall carving in Chester
We're on a roadtrip from Glasgow to London, seeking out little towns, history, and craft beer. To read the first in this series, click here. Chester, situated in the northwest where England meets Wales, has both historical and family significance for me. It’s the city that my grandmother was from, and where my Dad spent much…Read More