Our organization was founded by members of NB’s agricultural community to let others know about our province’s pride in its rural roots.
The Agricultural Museum of New Brunswick is dedicated to the collection, documentation, interpretation, demonstration, and display of artifacts that are reminiscent of the family farm as it existed primarily prior to the 1970’s.
In addition to the museum’s collections, the museum tries to accomplish its mission in several ways: by holding a harvest day demonstration, on the last Saturday of September, that includes the use of a locally manufactured threshing machine, a horse tread mill that powers a drag saw and a dog tread mill that operates a butter churn. The other event that the Museum hosts is the very popular Antique Power Show. Participants come from around the Maritime Provinces and Maine to showcase a wide variety of antique farm tractors and one cylinder gas engine that was used to power items ranging from the simple wood cutter to the much larger thresher-straw bailer units. Another component of the show, that is held on the long weekend in May, is the very popular parade of Antique Tractors through town on Saturday morning.
Hundreds of artifacts and documents have been carefully gathered over the years. We now have one of the most impressive collections in the Atlantic Provinces.