The mandate of the Archives is to collect, preserve, and conserve significant historical documents relating to the history and culture of Charlotte County and to make available the documentary heritage of Charlotte County to the public.
Housed in the Old Gaol, the Charlotte County Archives’ rich and varied collection reflects the diversity, experience and achievement of Charlotte County people. The collections date back to the late 18th century, and include thousands of original documents reflecting various individuals, groups and businesses, who have contributed to our social, cultural, economic and political life. Visitors to the archives have access to more than 15,000 photographic images dating from the 1850s, manuscripts and theses, Charlotte County newspapers, maps and architectural drawings, letters, diaries and ships-logs. Our reference room includes family histories, a small research library and microfilm readers.
The Charlotte County Archives, a not-for-profit organization, was established in 1975. The Archives has occupied the Old Gaol since 1982, and the building is provided by the Province of New Brunswick. The Province also supports us financially; however, to provide better service, we depend on friends and supporters to help cover operating costs. Donations are gratefully accepted and receipts for income tax purposes are issued.