Gregg Centre wins award!
The Brigadier Milton F. Gregg, VC, Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick has won the 2010 Martha J. Harvey Award of Distinction for its contribution to New Brunswick history.
The Martha J. Harvey Award is presented annually by the York-Sunbury Historical Society in honour of its founder. It recognizes individuals or groups who have shown dedicated commitment to the history of the province. The award was given the Gregg Centre’s New Brunswick Military Heritage Project for its promotion of the “military heritage of New Brunswick through the publication of its book series and the development and maintenance of a data base of sites of significant interest throughout the province.” The citation observed that several of its members were authors in the book series. “These authors, The Gregg Centre and the Directors of the New Brunswick Military Heritage Project have through their writings and commitment to researching, recording, preserving and disseminating New Brunswick’s rich military history earned the respect and appreciation of this Society and many other folks throughout the communities of New Brunswick.” (for full details see The York-Sunbury Museum Blog at: http://yorksunburymuseum.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/martha-j-harvey-award-of-distinction-2010-recipients/)
Former Chief Justice David Dickson also received the Martha J. Harvey Award this year for his tireless promotion of local history. Justice Dickson is a member of the National Council of the Gregg Centre.
Brent Wilson, Director of the NBMHP, was on hand to receive the award for the Gregg Centre at the presentation on 8 December 2010. “This is wonderful,” Wilson said. “The purpose of the NBMHP has always been to tell New Brunswick stories, stories which we think have not only local appeal but are also timeless and transcend local boundaries. The book series has been very well received within the province and nationally. This award is, I think, recognition of that, and confirmation that we are on the right track.”
The NBMHP book series is co-published with Goose Lane Editions of Fredericton and is available through local booksellers across Canada and via Goose Lane’s website. Sixteen volumes have been published so far, with more in press.
For more on the New Brunswick Military Heritage Project log-on to: http://www.unb.ca/nbmhp/