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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.

Saint John Jewish Historical Museum Springtime Variety Concert

Springtime Variety Concert Wednesday, May 7, 2014 7:30 p.m. Grace Presbyterian Church 101 Coburg Street, Saint John     in support of the Saint John Jewish Historical Museum All of the musicians are from the Saint John area. The programme … Continue reading

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Acquisitions 10

English message follows… Le Musée acadien de l’Université de Moncton, campus de Moncton, présente l’exposition Acquisitions 10 du 15 avril au 29 juin 2014.  Le vernissage aura lieu le mercredi, 16 avril 2014 de 17 h à 19 h. Bienvenue à … Continue reading

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Two Events at Queens County Heritage in Gagetown!

Heritage Fair Wednesday, 16 April, 1-8 pm, Cambridge-Narrows School Special Presentation by Peter Larocque, Curator, NB Cultural History & Art, NB Museum 7 pm at the School “Your Chums are Fighting: New Brunswickers in the Face of a Global Conflict” … Continue reading

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York Sunbury Historical Society Program: The Aroostook War of 1839

A little-known episode in North America’s history, the Aroostook War of 1839 was an undeclared war with no actual fighting.  It had its roots in the 1793 Treaty of Paris, which ended the American Revolutionary War but left the border … Continue reading

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Golden Age of Harness Racing in New Brunswick

INVITATION (Please forward to anyone who may be interested in attending) You are invited to a free public talk exploring the Golden Age of Harness Racing in New Brunswick, featuring local expert Leah Grandy, PhD, which will take place at … Continue reading

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Keswick Ridge Historical Society FLAVORFUL FALL FESTIVAL

Join us as the Keswick Ridge Historical Society celebrates the importance of FOOD in our history!  A day of activities and fun! FLAVORFUL FALL FESTIVAL! Saturday, Sept. 21st 10 am KESWICK RIDGE SCHOOL, McKeen Drive. 10am Baking Contest – children & … Continue reading

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Queens County Court House Welcomes Thom Swift

On Sunday night, the last evening of the Queens County fair, singer-songwriter and award-winning Blues musician Thom Swift is performing at the Court House. (8 p.m., tickets $20). This is becoming a tradition for us because Thom makes it part … Continue reading

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