Woodmen's Museum Professional Lumberjack Competition
Saturday, August 13th, 2016 @ 12 noon
Central New Brunswick Woodmen’s Museum, located in Boiestown, NB, will be hosting its Annual Professional Lumberjack
Competition on Saturday, August 13th, 2016, beginning at 12 noon. TimberSport competitors will be busy sharpening
their axes and filing their cross-cuts for this one day Lumberjack Competition; which portrays the “skill and technique”
of this amazing Sport.
Come dressed as
a lumberjack/jill and you may win the Best Dressed Lumberjack and Lumberjill Competition. A BBQ will be
available on site; and, a Supper of baked ham, scallop and beans will all be a part of this amazing day of lumberjack competition.
Admission applies at the gate.
us for the sounds of the crosscut, chopping, and saws; and, a competition that will keep you sitting on the edge of your seat!
Darren Colford, Lumberjack Coordinator
Bernice Price, Executive Director
Central NB Woodmen's Museum
In 1978 a group of eight people formed a committee to look into the
possibility of building a Woodmen's Museum to preserve our local lumbering history. They decided upon a 15 acre site on
Route #8 in Boiestown, made it a Bicentennial Project and began putting their plans into action. The Museum became
incorporated and opened to the public in 1979.
1979 the Quonset Huts were moved here from Peaked Mountain (Renous Area) being donated by Boise Cascade Limited. Through our
student grant we remodeled the first Quonset Hut with the axe on the top to resemble a half log, due to the buildings unique
shape. The axe was made by Vernon Dunphy. At this time the building contained all the artifacts loaned or donated to the Museum.
The surrounding grounds were cleared and a small bridge built over the brook.
Machine sheds, etc. was constructed. In the fall of this year the main building, which
would contain the Gift Shop, etc. was started under a large plastic dome. This was to be a winter project. Vernon Dunphy designed
the plans for this building.
In 1980 the
second Quonset Hut was assembled and a Peavey put on the top. The Peavey was also made by Vernon Dunphy. The replica of the
Cookhouse-Bunkhouse-Dingle and the Sawmill were built on site. The Trapper's Cabin (over 100 years old) was brought from
47 Lake (Rocky Brook Area) and reconstructed on site. The man made pond was built this year.
In 1981 the Main Building was completed and an extra wing added. The
replica of the Blacksmith Shop was built. Some of the equipment came from the old Blacksmith in Boiestown with the majority
of the equipment coming from J. H. Hood and Son of Cross Creek. J. H. Hood and Son set up the contents of the building.
The railroad, Trestle Bridge and Tunnel were built and the Fire Tower was assembled. The Pond was stocked
with Brook Trout from the Miramichi Salmon Conservation Centre.
In 1982 the Whooper Train Ride began its rounds. In 1983 the interior
of the Forestry Hall of Fame was completed.
the tourists, whether from Canada or abroad, are looking for an experience that can give them some insight into
the true nature of the place they are visiting. Museums help articulate a community's identity and reflect that identity
ourselves and to the visitor.
New Brunswick Woodmen's Museum is an educational experience and helps to portray our local history. The Central New Brunswick
Woodmen's Museum is located on Route #8, half way between Fredericton and Miramichi City on the Miramichi River Route.
Geographically centered in the province, we are only a short drive from any major city in New Brunswick.