City Hall Gallery Exhibition Explores ‘Boss’ Gibson and the Town He Created

Jennifer Pyke Marysville history exhibit panel

The Jennifer Pyke panel in the Maryville satellite exhibit includes the scanned pages of her date diary. Over several years, Jennifer collected dates of events in the Marysville community.

Information Release

December 6, 2010

Fredericton (NB) – An exhibit entitled ‘The Boss’s Town,’ which explores the relationship between industrialist Alexander “Boss” Gibson and the people of Marysville, opens today at the Fredericton City Hall Gallery.

The portable exhibit is made up of six panels that explore how the ‘Boss’ first envisioned and then created a town he named after his wife.  Through a series of photographs and text, the exhibit provides a depiction of what life was like for the mill workers and people living in the community.

The exhibit was developed by the York Sunbury Historical Society, and Museum staff and curator Dr. T. W. Acheson as a traveling exhibition in partnership with the Marysville Heritage Committee.  ‘The Boss’s Town’ expands on the permanent Boss Gibson and Marysville exhibit at the York Sunbury Museum.

This project was supported by the City of Fredericton through a 2009 Cultural Capitals of Canada project grant and will be used by the Marysville Heritage Committee for various heritage and educational activities.

The panels will be on display in the City Hall Gallery until mid-January.  Gallery hours are Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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