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History Summer Day Camps!

Register Now for History Summer Day Camps at the Fredericton Region Museum!
Call us at 455-6041 or email us at frmcamps@gmail.com

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2nd Annual YSHS Member Art Exhibit

2nd Members Art Show

On Friday October, 13, 2017 the York- Sunbury Historical Society will be hosting our Second Annual Member Art Exhibit!
Come visit the museum to see all of the beautiful artworks on display created by our very talented members!
The event runs from 5:00pm- 7:00pm and is free to the public! Light refreshments will be served during the opening!
Stop in and enjoy!

September Program!

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The Program Committee is pleased to announce the following presentation for the York Sunbury Historical Society.  Presentations take place at 7:30pm in the basement of Government House (51 Woodstock Road).  A reception follows the presentation and is free and open to the public.

Speaker: Koral LaVorgna
Title: “At Fault: The Fredericton- ‘Frisco Connection in 1906”
Date: September 21, 2017 at 7:30pm
A distant city in ruins. Communication cut off. For many Frederictonians, the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake hit far too close to home. In this lecture, Koral LaVorgna uncovers the Fredericton connections to this devastating disaster.

Koral who has a PhD in history often connects Fredericton heritage to the wider world.
Admission to this program is free and light refreshments will be provided after the talk.
We look forward to seeing you all there!

New Executive Director Hired

Executive Director, Melynda Jarratt

Executive Director, Melynda Jarratt

The Fredericton Region Museum / York Sunbury Historical Society welcomed Melynda Jarratt as its new Executive Director on November 1.

Melynda is an historian and author who has many years of experience working in heritage and the non-profit sector. She has a BA (Honours History) and an MA in History from the University of New Brunswick as well as a Diploma in Digital Media.

Melynda looks forward to meeting old and new members of the York Sunbury Historical Society and is excited to be part of New Brunswick’s best community museum!

 

March Program!

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Robin Hanson describing his painting entitled: “Enniskillen” inspired by the small rural community of the same name.

The Program Committee is pleased to announce the following presentation for the York Sunbury Historical Society.  Presentations take place at 7:30pm in the basement of Government House (51 Woodstock Road).  A reception follows the presentation and is free and open to the public.

Speaker: Robin Hanson
Topic:”The Oromocto Watershed one of the Most Scenic and Special Places in Canada”
Date: March 16th, 2017 at 7:30pm
Robin will be presenting a talk on: “The Oromocto Watershed one of the Most Scenic and Special Places in Canada” discussing how the watershed has inspired him to create art and to learn about our local history in the process.
 
More about Robin:
Robin Hanson hails from French Lake in Sunbury County and has been a business man and entrepreneur for many years in the community.
Robin has won many community and business awards such as:
1. Queens Diamond Jubilee Award .
2 . The Paul Harris award
3. NBCC – highest award for outstanding contribution and service. 4. The Friend of New Brunswick Award.
 
Aside from his other achievements, Robin has founded the Oromocto Watershed Association Inc. and continues his life-long passion to protect and conserve our local natural and historic sites while also inspiring himself and others to share the history of the area with others in various ways.
 
Robin loves art of all types and styles and creates many of his own pieces through various modes and materials. Inspired by New Brunswick and its history, Robin has created many pieces that showcase New Brunswick and tells the story of our history and the significance of the area.
Recently Robin has also presented the federal government with bronze statue of R.B. Bennett to be erected on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.
 
Admission to this program is free and light refreshments will be provided after the talk.
We look forward to seeing you all there!
This program is presented in partnership with the Oromocto River Watershed Association! If you are looking for something fun to do, or are interested in local history and historic locations, why not visit their website to learn more?

YSHS 2017 Annual General Meeting

Please join us for the AGM of the York-Sunbury Historical Society at 7:30pm on Thursday, April 20th 2017 at Government House.  The meeting will begin with a guest speaker and the Annual General Meeting and a reception will follow.  Please note that memberships have to be in good standing 60 days prior to the AGM to qualify to vote.

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Government House on Woodstock Road

UPDATED- CANCELLED February Program!

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DUE TO THE WEATHER OUR FEBRUARY PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 20, 2017. WE APOLOGIZE FOR ANY INCONVIENCE!

The Program Committee is pleased to announce the following presentation for the York Sunbury Historical Society.  Presentations take place at 7:30pm in the basement of Government House (51 Woodstock Road).  A reception follows the presentation and is free and open to the public.

Speaker:  Melynda Jarratt, Historian
Topic: “Letters from Beauly”- A Book by Melynda Jarratt
Date: February 16, 2017

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Our local historian Melynda Jarratt will be presenting her new book “Letters from Beauly” with us in the basement of Government House. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Book Description:
During the Second World War, hundreds of New Brunswick woodsmen joined the Canadian Forestry Corps to log the Scottish Highlands as part of the Canadian war effort. Patrick “Pat” Hennessy of Bathurst was one of them. For five years, Pat served as camp cook with 15 Company of the Canadian Forestry Corps near the ancient town of Beauly, Scotland. A middle-aged New Brunswick farmer and lumberman with a third-grade education, Pat saw more of the world than he had ever dreamed of, visiting ancient battlefields he had learned about as a child, travelling to his ancestral Ireland, and attending a course of lectures in British history at Oxford University.
While in Scotland, Pat regularly corresponded with his family in New Brunswick. Drawing from this unique collection of more than three hundred letters, as well as hundreds of archival documents and photographs, Melynda Jarratt provides a rare glimpse of what life was like for Canadian servicemen overseas and for their relatives at home.

More on Melynda:
Melynda Jarratt is internationally recognized as the leading expert on Canada’s war brides and is the author of three books on the subject. In 1995, Melynda wrote her master’s thesis in history at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton on New Brunswick war brides, and went on to obtain a diploma in digital media and design in 1999. She has continued to document this fascinating chapter in Canadian military history for nearly thirty years. She is the co-author of Voices of the Left Behind (Dundurn Press, 2005), which was a Book of the Month Club selection, author of War Brides: The Stories of the Women Who Left Everything Behind to Follow the Men They Loved (Tempus Publishing, 2007; reissued by Dundurn Press, 2009), and of Captured Hearts: New Brunswick’s War Brides (New Brunswick Military Heritage Project and Goose Lane Editions, 2008). Melynda has also written on the history of Dutch immigration to Canada for Pier 21, and in 2012 she wrote the history of Bathurst’s Brunswick Mines, entitled The End of an Era. Melynda has been the curator and outreach officer for the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame in Fredericton since 2012.