The concept of century farms first came about during Canada's Centennial year of 1967. The Canadian Centennial was a celebration marking the countries100th anniversary of Confederation. Farms that had been in the same family for 100 years at that time received signs to commemorate this milestone, as pictured below. (To read more about the Canadian Centennial, click the link:Canada’s Centennial Celebrations, 1967 | The Canadian Encyclopedia)
There were many farms in the Sussex area and throughout New Brunswick that met this milestone, and many of these signs are still proudly displayed in front of farms throughout the province. The sign in our collection was donated by the Estate of Roy Hall.
In the comment section below, let us know if your farm was a century farm in 1967, or where you've seen these signs while driving through our beautiful province!
Image Description: A light blue, square sign with white writing saying "CENTURY FARM 1867-1967 R.HALL" with a maple leaf in the center.
Donated by: The Estate of Roy Hall