It’s an exciting day at the museum office! We just received the latest issue of the Officers’ Quarters from the printers! The editorial team did an outstanding job and we can hardly wait to send it to our historical society members. Not only is this issue attractive but it is also packed with wonderful stories about central New Brunswick’s artistic and entertaining past.
We are happy to present an article on the Fredericton Concert and Marching Band by their Conductor, Heather Fyffe – Dunham. This wonderful organization has been entertaining our community for over 40 years. We were also fortunate to have an article by Sarah King who wrote an account of the history of the UNB Art Centre. Founded by artists Pegi Nicol MacLeod and Lucy Jarvis, this vibrant organization celebrated 75 years of art education and display.
Poets Travis Lane and Joe Blades shared a few lines of poetry to represent our community’s literary art. We were fortunate to have several excellent historians and authors contribute to this Quarters including Ian Andrews, Patrick Hirtle, Evelyn Fidler, Eugene Campbell, Alexandra Fox, Mandy Foran, Nick deVries John Wood, Mitch Stewart and Nathan Gavin. There was so much to share that we went above our page limit! Instead of omitting articles, we decided that this Officers’ Quarters deserved the “Special Edition” designation.
Copies of the Officers’ Quarters are available for purchase at the Fredericton Region Museum for $10 each. Funds raised from the sale of the publication support the York-Sunbury Historical Society research and publishing program.
The York-Sunbury Historical Society’s Publication Committee invites submissions of full-length and short papers reporting on the history of the First World War, Archaeology, Black history and Material history in central New Brunswick. The Publication Committee and Editor will review all papers and those accepted will be published in the Officers’ Quarters.
The Society is a volunteer organization and does not offer monetary compensation for articles. Articles must include sources and a good quality digital image or two with permission to publish for illustration. Contact the Fredericton Region Museum office for more information.
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 Officers’ Quarters (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. Winter hours (December – March) are by appointment or by chance.