The 104th Regiment of Foot’s Trek in Madawaska – Winter 1813

The Fredericton Region Museum
The Fredericton Region Museum

On Wednesday June 12th at 5 pm the Fredericton Region Museum will be hosting an exhibition entitled “The 104th Regiment of Foot’s Trek in Madawaska – Winter 1813”.

The exhibit displays 10 unique paintings highlighting the work of La Société culturelle Saint-Basile, and acts as the only existing depiction of the 104th Regiment’s march through New Brunswick. The paintings will be on display at the Museum until the end of June.

In partnership with Picaroons Traditional Ales and the 104th Regiment Brown Ale, the exhibit celebrates the province’s participation in the War of 1812, applying a New Brunswick interpretation to the 200th anniversary of the Regiment’s passage through Madawaska.

York Sunbury Historical Society President, A. Fred White says, “We are so happy to host and display the enthusiastic work of the Madawaska artists. Their work perfectly captures the essence of the soldiers.”

The 104th Regiment  Brown Ale marks the first in a series of New Brunswick commemorative and historical beers Picaroons Traditional Ales will brew in coming years in the sentiment of teaching people about New Brunswick’s history the best way they know how — through beer.

Picaroons is partnering with the Fredericton Region Museum and donating 25 cents from each and every bottle of the 104th Regiment Brown Ale to the Museum.

“The excitement from the Picaroons partnership adds greatly to the event!” says Mr. White.

This represents the first in a series of partnerships between Picaroons Traditional Ales and historical institutions in New Brunswick. The 104th Regiment will only be around until Picaroons brews its next commemorative beer in the series.

The event seeks to recognize those participating in promoting the history of New Brunswick. Mr. White “would like to recognize Goose Lane’s publications on the War of 1812,” as well as the work of La Société culturelle Saint-Basile, and Picaroons.