The York Sunbury Historical Society was founded in 1932 to collect, preserve and interpret historical data, records and objects relating to the history of New Brunswick and particularly that of York and Sunbury counties, The Fredericton Region Museum was established by the Society in 1959 in the former Officers Quarters located in Officers Square in the historic Garrison district. The Museum has exhibits featuring the history of Wolastoqiyik (First Nations), Acadian, Planters, Loyalists, Victorian Era, Confederation and First World War as well as temporary exhibits which change annually. It is a popular destination for schools, families and adults year round. In the summer season the museum is open 7 days per week and provides guided tours for youth, families and adults as well as specialized programming geared towards youth. It is open by appointment or by chance during the off season.
Our balcony can be rented for special events giving visitors the best view of Officers Square and downtown Fredericton or for photographers looking for a unique location for wedding photos.
The York Sunbury Historical Society is is a registered, not-for-profit charitable organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The Society publishes Officers Quarters, a historical magazine focusing on the history of Fredericton and Central New Brunswick. It hosts a popular monthly lecture series at Government House in Fredericton and sponsors the Martha J. Harvey Award for Excellence in History. Its patron is the Lt. Governor of New Brunswick.