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Food for Thought Summer Day Camp

We still have spots available in our “Food for Thought” day camp!

August 3 – 7 (4 days):  Food for Thought
Do you love to cook, and history? Why not combine the two and learn about the history of food? Join us as we make and learn about historic dishes. There will be guest speakers and outings all focused on food and how it changed throughout history.

York Sunbury Historical Society Members $105 / Non-Members $115

Camp fee includes a museum t-shirt, all materials and activities.
Meals and snacks not included.
All camps run from 8:30am to 5pm.

Register today!
2015 Summer Camp Parent Handbook
2015 Summer Camp Registration and consent forms

Spaces are limited!

Registration forms, consent forms and payment can be brought in to the Fredericton Region Museum office at 571 Queen Street during business hours (10am – 5pm, Monday to Friday).  Or, mail the forms and a cheque payment to PO Box 1312, Station A, Fredericton, NB E3B 5C8.

Open House at the Fredericton Region Museum

The Fredericton Region Museum would like to invite everyone and their families for a free fun-filled day at the Museum on August 2nd from 10:00AM until 5:00PM.

Every year our Open House event gets bigger and better and we are certain that this year will be the best yet. This is the only day on our calendar that the admission fees are waived at the museum. That’s right, FREE ADMISSION! To top it all off there will be plenty of free activities and live music for everyone to enjoy!

This year’s theme is “Playing with History” and to suit our theme we’ve hired a toymaker to build us a collection of historically accurate antique styled games, such as Battledore and Graces. Guests of all ages are welcome to come and play with these marvelous handmade toys.

There will also be a guessing game where a collection of strange unidentified artifacts will be on display and pens and paper will be available so that guests can leave a guess as to what the item was used for.

Another aspect of the day that is exclusive to this event will be access to the workrooms of the third floor of our building. The third floor workrooms are where all incoming and outgoing artefacts are handled and processed. The third floor is restricted to all but staff except for this one day each year.

And of course the Icing on the Cake will be live entertainment on our Balcony. SONA, a marvelous local folk band will be playing English, French and Celtic music for all in Officers’ Square to hear. Hannah’s Tea Place will also be open on the balcony, where Benjamin Ingraham will be selling scrumptious tea and cookies.

Don’t forget, all admission and activities are FREE August 2nd. We can’t wait to see all of you for this, the biggest event on our Calendar.

Hannah’s Tea Place is Becoming a Family Affair

The Fredericton Region Museum is excited to announce the launch of the 5th annual Hannah’s Tea Place – but this year there’s a twist! Since Hannah is out of town for the summer visiting her aunt, her father will be looking after the Tea Place. Join Benjamin Ingraham at the Officers’ Quarters for an afternoon of irresistible iced tea, scrumptious snickerdoodle cookies, and engaging tales of life as a Loyalist in Ste. Anne’s Point. If you’re feeling crafty, you can even try your hand at rug hooking, one of Benjamin’s favourite pass times. Hannah’s dad will be at the Museum all summer long, and would love to have you drop by to enjoy some tasty treats, unique crafts, and stories about the life of a New Brunswick Loyalist.

Hannah’s Tea Place runs every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 4:00 PM for the months of July and August. You can find Benjamin upstairs on the balcony of the Fredericton Region Museum, located at 571 Queen Street on the edge of Officers’ Square. As part of a community social project, all of Benjamin’s rug hooking projects will be donated to the Greener Village Community Food Centre. Any donations of yarn or burlap would be much appreciated (contact us at 455-6041).

Discover more about Hannah’s Tea Place at

Join Benjamin Ingraham on the balcony of the Fredericton Region Museum for an afternoon of tasty refreshments!

Join Benjamin Ingraham up on the balcony of the Fredericton Region Museum for some tasty refreshments!

Welcoming Dr. Krista Wilkins & Upcoming Writing Workshop

The Fredericton Region Museum is happy to welcome Dr. Krista Wilkins, assistant professor in the nursing faculty at the University of New Brunswick, as a new partner/co-curator for our upcoming exhibit, “Stories of Those Affected by Cancer”.

Dr. Wilkins is contributing the results of her research on two-time cancer survivors. Her research involves interviewing people about their experiences and capturing their stories through meaningful photographs. A select portion of these photographs will be displayed in the new exhibit.

We are proud to join hands with another branch of the community in producing this project and look forward to an improved and more engaging exhibit thanks to our new team member, Krista Wilkins.

Also coming up is a writing workshop facilitated by Biff Mitchell. This workshop is intended to help those who have been affected by cancer put their story into words. The workshop is free and those attending may choose to submit their story for an upcoming exhibit due to launch this autumn. (“Stories of Those Affected by Cancer)

The workshop will be held in the Wolastoq Room of the Fredericton Public Library on June 17th from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM. We hope you can join us!


Brewing Up Support for Local Museum!

The gift from Sean Dunbar and his brewery, Picaroons, was presented to the York Sunbury Historical Society President, Maxine Campbell, prior to the Annual General Meeting on May 21st.

The gift from Sean Dunbar and his brewery, Picaroons, was presented to the York Sunbury Historical Society President, Maxine Campbell, prior to the Annual General Meeting on May 21st.

Fredericton, NB (June 1, 2015) – A local brewer, passionate about New Brunswick’s history and giving back to the community, has donated $10,000 to the York Sunbury Historical Society, the largest private financial donation it has ever received.

The gift from Sean Dunbar and his brewery, Picaroons, was presented to the York Sunbury Historical Society President, Maxine Campbell, prior to its Annual General Meeting on May 21st.   The generous donation will go toward supporting the Fredericton Region Museum’s operations, development of history education and exhibit programs, and collections management projects.

Picaroons Traditional Ales, in the spirit of giving back to the community in conjunction with highlighting points of New Brunswick history, prepared to develop a series of beers each of which would have a specific commemorative label. The 104th Regiment Brown Ale marked the first in his series. This represents the first in a series of partnerships between Picaroons Traditional Ales and historical institutions in New Brunswick.

Picaroons offered to donate twenty-five cents from the sale of each bottle of the 104th Regiment Brown Ale to the Fredericton Region Museum, which operates under the auspices of the York Sunbury Historical Society. “We were thrilled when Picaroons approached us about the 104th ale initiative,” states York Sunbury Historical Society Executive Director, Ruth Murgatroyd. “We are incredibly appreciative of this donation.” The brown ale continues to be popular now under the new label, the Connell Stamp. Twenty-five cents from every bottle sold will be donated to the Connell House – Home of the Carleton County Historical Society in Woodstock.

About the Fredericton Region Museum:
The York Sunbury Historical Society founded the Fredericton Region Museum in 1934. In 1959, the museum found permanent headquarters in the (571 Queen Street) in the heart of downtown Fredericton. The society and museum remain a non-profit enterprise with a small paid staff and numerous volunteers. Spring hours (April – June) are Tuesday – Saturday 1-4pm.

Spring Workshops for New Exhibit

On September 5th the Fredericton Region Museum will be launching our newest exhibit, Stories of Those Affected by Cancer.”

We are currently collecting submissions here.

Knowing that it is difficult to write about such a meaningful experience, we would like to provide the public with some tools to help put their stories onto paper. In partnership with the Fredericton Public Library, we are hosting two workshops this spring to help gather potential submissions for our new exhibit.

Writing Workshop:

The first is a writing workshop hosted by Biff Mitchell that will help you to channel your feelings and experiences into written word.

When: Saturday May 30th, 1PM-4PM

Where: Chickadee Hall of the Fredericton Public Library

Scrapbooking Workshop:

The second workshop is a scrapbooking workshop intended to allow you to present your story in a creative manner or help to memorialize a loved one lost to cancer. The scrapbooking workshop will be hosted Lynn Richard of A Pile of Scrap!

When: Saturday June 6th, 1PM-3PM

Where: The Wolastoq Room in the Fredericton Public Library

We hope you can join us!

Spring Workshops

May 2015 Newsletter

May 2015 (PDF) YSHS Annual General Meeting; Looking for submissions for upcoming cancer exhibit; Museum Summer Day Camps; Summer Camp Sponsorship; Freddy Plus