Fredericton, NB— December 5, 2013: Each year, the York Sunbury Historical Society (YSHS) seeks nominations from its members for the Martha J. Harvey Awards of Distinction to be awarded at the annual society Christmas luncheon. The annual award honour outstanding contribution to the field of history in central New Brunswick and long and meritorious service to the YSHS.This year, an award will be presented to Dr. Vincent Erickson for his work and dedication to the YSHS, his research and publication on the history of native peoples of Maine and the Maritimes and his continuous support for the Society and Fredericton Region Museum. The second award will be presented to Donald Roberts for his many years of dedicated volunteer work on the YSHS Board of Directors and with several of the society and museum committees as well as his contributions to the preservation of our local history.
Formed in 1932, the York Sunbury Historical Society collects, preserves and interprets historical data, records and objects relating to the history of the province of New Brunswick, and in particular that of York and Sunbury Counties. Last year, the society presented awards to Brian Hallett and Eleanor Stillwell.