I was doing a story for the Salon Section of the Telegraph Journal on the 40th anniversary of the Restigouche art gallery, when I started asking about the founder. No one knew much about it, but I did catch his name — Archie Harper.
I managed to track down a few folks who knew Archie by reputation only, then I found a few remaining friends, and then a family member. He was a pretty remarkable guy, and almost ended up completely forgotten.
Here’s a story I was able to piece together about his life, and his legacy in northern New Brunswick.