Fredericton Region Museum opens for the season

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A centerpiece of the Garrison District, the Fredericton Region Museum is now welcoming visitors with three exhibitions and several special events planned for the summer months. 

Matt Carter 

If you’ve never visited the Fredericton Region Museum, make 2023 the year you finally make the trip. A gem of our city’s downtown, the museum is home to countless artifacts from the region ranging from the historic to the bizarre. It’s the place to learn about life in the capital region from pre-colonization to the early 20th century. From Fredericton’s military past to the city’s most debated urban legend – the Coleman Frog – the museum’s mix of education and entertainment make it a must-see, must-experience, day trip for visitors and residents alike. 

“This year we have three exciting new exhibits opening,” said Aidan Keenan, the museum’s experience officer. “The first is a tribute to Mary Grannan, a beloved local artist and children’s writer who made appearances on CBC. The second is a celebration of the York-Sunbury Historical Society, which operates the Fredericton Region Museum. And the third is a large exhibit celebrating Fredericton’s 175th anniversary as an officially incorporated city. The 175th anniversary exhibit features a plethora of artifacts from our collection dating back to the middle of the nineteenth century.”

In addition to these summer exhibitions, the museum will host a series of special events during July and August.  

“The first of these events is on July 9, when we will commemorate the 80th anniversary of Operation Husky, the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943,” said Keenan. “And our Froggy Weekend celebrations are scheduled for July 22-23 when we will celebrate our most famous attraction: the Coleman Frog!”

The museum will also celebrate Stanton Friedman Day in August with an exhibit centered on world famous UFO-ologist, nuclear physicist, original investigator of the Roswell Incident. 

The Fredericton Region Museum is now open Monday to Friday from 1-4 p.m. with evening hours extended to 8 p.m. during the Garrison Night Market. Beginning July 1, the museum’s hours will be extended to 10-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1-4 p.m. on Sundays. Guided tours will also be available starting in July. 

For more information on these and other events at the museum, visit

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