New Exhibit “A Hearty Welcome: Royal Tours of New Brunswick, 1794-2012”

Archives & Special Collections is pleased to host the Fredericton Region Museum’s travelling exhibition “A Hearty Welcome: Royal Tours of New Brunswick, 1794-2012.”

Curated by PhD student Barry MacKenzie (UNB), the exhibit was created to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the reign of Her Majesty Elizabeth The Second. It highlights the history of Royal tours in New Brunswick, beginning with the first Royal visit by Prince Edward Augustus (Duke of Kent) in 1794 and ending with the 2012 visit to CFB Gagetown by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.

The display’s eight richly-illustrated bilingual banners reveal New Brunswick’s role as a long-time host to members of the Royal family and offers an opportunity to explore the history of the Monarchy in New Brunswick and celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee. In this venue only, photographs from the Archives’ collection depicting Royal Family visits to the Fredericton Campus of UNB will be exhibited alongside the banners.

The exhibition can be viewed in the H.R. Stewart Room (5th Floor, Harriet Irving Library), Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. until 21 December 2012.

Further information: //www.yorksunburymuseum.com/content/251098