Tankville School Museum and Community Center
1665 Elmwood Drive Moncton
Tankville was a small community located on the Irishtown Road. A post office was established in 1904 and at that time the community was given the name, Tankville which refers to a water tank that was located beside the train station where the Moncton / Bouctouche railroad crossed the Irishtown Road. The train would stop at the tank to fill up with water that was needed to run the steam engine.
The Tankville School museum is a one-room school dating back to 1873. The school was closed in 1967 and today is the only school in the province that has been restored on its original site. It is furnished with various types of desks, a wood stove, piano, old textbooks and old photo albums.
The community center can be rented at reasonable rates for meetings and special events. Call 858-0738 or 858-0235
The Tankville School Museum will be open to the public from 1 July until 21 September, from noon until 6 pm, Wednesday to Sunday. A guide will be on site to provide tours of the school and to conduct interpretive hikes along the trails in the adjacent Irishtown Nature park. Why not plan to drop in this summer and visit the museum while you are hiking the trails?
“Note from the President”
The potential catastrophe of the Common Tern colony at the Shediac Marina was averted because of the passionate and tireless response of some of the region’s long-time naturalists and, in particular, Stu Tingley. Nature Moncton’s involvement was limited in the early stages due largely to the unavailability of some of those members who would normally quickly rally to the aid of nature in peril. However, that soon changed and advice and presence of some members at key moments was helpful much appreciated. A coalition of organizations and government agencies is being formed to seek a long-term solution and no doubt we will be helpful in that effort.
To me, the event illustrated a sort of gap in our objectives (see below) with respect to how we respond (or not) to such threats. That is, how “activist” are we or should we be when these events arise? My sense during my seven years with the club is that members see the club primarily about learning, enjoying and sharing and not about taking an active and visible position in areas of conflict.
However, it also seems clear that members do support individual members of the club intervening in important This issue will no doubt continue to be one discussed and potentially clarified by the Board. Your views are important and I encourage you to let any of the Board members or me know of your ideas and advice.
Nature Moncton - Objectives
“The study and appreciation of nature, the sharing of ourinterest in the natural world, and the development of measures to help protect and preserve our natural environment; all of these through initiatives such as lectures, field trips, publications etc.”