Royal Tours of New Brunswick – Press Release

Image12 July 2012, Fredericton New Brunswick – The Fredericton Region Museum, in partnership with the Monarchist League – New Brunswick Branch, will be unveiling its travelling Royal Tours of New Brunswick exhibit on Thursday, July 19 at 5:00pm created to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee. It will be on display in the museum until the end of July. The exhibit was created to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the reign of Her Majesty The Queen of Canada. Curated by Barry MacKenzie, the Royal Tours exhibit includes bilingual text that highlights the history of Royal tours in New Brunswick, beginning with the first Royal visit by Prince Edward Augustus (Duke of Kent) and ending with the 2012 visit to CFB Gagetown by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. The exhibit will illustrate New Brunswick’s role as a long-time host to the Royal family and touches on all major Royal visits since 1794.

Speakers at the unveiling include The Honourable Graydon Nicholas, Lieutenant-Governor of New Brunswick. The President of the York Sunbury Historical Society, Fred White notes, “The exhibit will be a fascinating way to learn more about the History of New Brunswick and to experience the excitement surrounding the Royal visits.”  Elizabeth Earl, York Sunbury Historical Society Exhibits Committee Chair, described the importance of the Royal Tours to New Brunswick’s history by saying the exhibit “shows the history of the long and treasured relationship between the Royal family and the people of New Brunswick.”

Interesting and educational, the Royal Tours exhibit will offer viewers an opportunity to learn about the history of the Monarchy in New Brunswick and celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. This project was supported by the City of Fredericton Arts Culture & Heritage Funding Program and the Federal 2012 Diamond Jubilee Community Celebrations Grant from the Department of Canadian Heritage. It is one of several initiatives taken by the museum to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.  Fredericton Region Museum summer hours are Sunday to Saturday from 10:00am – 5:00pm. For more information visit or contact Ruth Murgatroyd at


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