It All Starts Here!

York Sunbury Museum

Where you can learn about the history of Fredericton and central New Brunswick as well as the home of the Coleman Frog and New Brunswick’s oldest artefact.

571 Queen St., Fredericton, N.B.  506.455.6041

The York Sunbury 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 1959, the Museum found permanent headquarters in the Officers’ Quarters (571 Queen Street) in the heart of downtown Fredericton.

The York Sunbury Historical 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 York Sunbury 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 York Sunbury 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 York Sunbury Museum is an excellent place to start. With over 4,000 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.

The Objective of the Museum

To collect, preserve and interpret historical data, records and objects relating to the history of the Province of New Brunswick, and in particular that of York and Sunbury Counties.

Exhibits in the Museum:
Acadians of Fredericton by Sheila Andrew
Fredericton’s Loyalists by Robert L. Dallison
Museum Treasures: A Celebration
Orientation Room
The 19th Century Gallery
The Agricultural Room
The Boss’s World by T. W. Acheson
The Coleman Frog
Rising from the Ashes: The Fires at St. Mary’s Ferry By Koral LaVorgna
World War I Trench
From Black Bag to High Science by T. W. Acheson and Sasha Mullally

On-line Exhibits:
Canoe to Steamboat: St. John River Travel
Artefact Canada
Life on a Farm in York Sunbury County
Museum Treasures: A Celebration

Satellite Exhibit:
Walking Trail History Exhibit by Robert McNeil


One response to “It All Starts Here!

  1. Hi there,
    Just in case you are posting some info about my FAA residency Aug 21 – 27, here’s a link to our FaceBook page. Also, I’ve put up a video on YouTube shot just outside your doors about a piece created that week. Here’s a link Thanks again for your hospitality, it was a good place to work.

    Michael McQuay

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