Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Emma Lincoln, New Brunswick

Fair address: Anglophone West Regional Heritage Fair (Woodstock)

Project: Patrick Owens Covered Bridge

An overview of the 2nd longest covered bridge in New Brunswick. The last of 4 remaining in Rusagonis. A very important part of our local history.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

Learning just the history of why it is named after Patrick Owens is very interesting. As well as the original cost compared to what it would cost today.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

Preserving local history is important. Small communities need to work hard at maintaining it for future generations to enjoy. Residents of small communities and large as well should make a point to become familiar with the history of their community.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Today we live a life of convenience, not a life of necessity like in 1909. The bridge was built to facilitate going to the market, something that we would not even think of as an issue today.

  • Nikki MacIntosh

    I've seen your video so many times! I just love it! #Ilikekoalas
    04/11/2014 3:48:12 PM

  • Cindi H

    That was a great presentation Emma, I am glad you did one on the covered bridge. Just for fun the last few years, my husband & I have gone all over New Brunswick and photographed all the covered bridges of NB. I grew up in Rusagonis, so I know how important this part of our history is.
    29/10/2014 9:00:44 AM

  • Ginette Cormier

    What a great project! I really enjoyed it!
    27/10/2014 7:39:59 PM

  • Tanya hayward

    You did a great job on this video. Lots of information. Very well presented.
    22/10/2014 7:07:16 AM

  • Great Aunt Brenda

    Love this every time I watch it!
    22/10/2014 6:10:54 AM

  • Luann Lanteigne

    What a fabulous job Emma!! I'm so proud of you!! You did a wonderful job and what an interesting topic!!!
    20/10/2014 5:50:40 PM

  • Emma Morehouse

    Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments!! I worked very hard on my project and video and it feels very good that people like it!!
    09/07/2014 8:26:10 AM

  • Grace

    Great video Emma!! :)

    — Grace S – 2014 Young Citizen

    08/07/2014 9:03:35 PM

  • Tara E

    Very informative Emma and your assistants were very helpful. Great Job
    01/07/2014 7:12:23 AM

  • Denise

    Great Job Emma!!
    29/06/2014 4:30:28 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.