A Celebration of Union Station on York Street Exhibit Opening

1869 York Street Train Station

The building on the right in the background is the original 1869 station, situated between the present structure and York Street. When the present structure was opened, the archway — for carriages, not railway cars — was removed, and the remainder relocated to the corner of Northumberland and Victoria streets, where today it is housing apartments. This image is from the HF Albright (July 30, 1898), Walter Long Collection.

Fredericton Heritage Trust and Fredericton Region Museum invite you to the opening of their new exhibit: A Celebration of Union Station on York Street. See the eight panels showing historic railway operations and many photos. The Mayor will speak. Tuesday, June 14 at 12 noon; City Hall Gallery on Queen Street. Free admission.


About frederictonregionmuseum

The Fredericton Region Museum was founded in 1934 by the York-Sunbury Historical Society. The Society was formed in 1932 and now has members from all over North America, however, most are from Central New Brunswick. In 1969 the Museum found permanent headquarters in the Officer's Quarters (571 Queen Street) in the heart of downtown Fredericton. The Society and Museum remain a nonprofit enterprise with a small paid staff and numerous volunteers. They work tirelessly to create informative exhibits, organize programs and events as well as publish a local history periodical The Officers' Quarters. The Fredericton Region Museum is the home of the famous Coleman Frog. He is the 42lb wonder that lived in the Killarney Lake just north of Fredericton about 100 years ago. The Fredericton Region Museum is a gateway into the exciting history and diverse heritage of central New Brunswick. Because central New Brunswick is where the provincial capital is located, and because it served as a meeting place for Aboriginals, Loyalists, Acadian, and other European settlers, the Fredericton Region Museum is an excellent place to start. With over 4000 square feet of exhibit space and a collection of over 30,000 artefacts the museum is a fun and exciting way to look into our past.
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