The FRM Welcomes Three UNB Interns!; Membership Renewal Reminder; Sir John Eh? The Road Show; Looking for Volunteer Writers for Officers’ Quarters
Download PDF (667 kb)
November 2013 Museum Commemorates World War I; Christmas Party Announcement; Message from the Publication Chair; AMNB Honours YSHS Members; A Message from Your Membership Chair
Download PDF (472 kb)
Now available at the Fredericton Region Museum!
Coleman Frog T-shirts!
$15 for Youth Sizes
$20 for Adult Sizes
Limited Stock Available!
Great for Christmas Presents!
Also Available …
$15 for Youth Sizes
$20 for Adult Sizes
September 2013 Spectacular Summer at the Fredericton Region Museum; A Fun-Filled Time at the Fredericton Region Museum Open House; Tea Party Update; A BIG Thank You from Hannah Ingraham; Thank You Staff and Volunteers; Don’t Forget Your 104th Regiment Brown Ale; Goodbye Peekaboo Shadows!; York Sunbury Historical Society September Program
Download PDF (8923 kb)
What is it?
A gentleman dropped by the Fredericton Region Museum office yesterday to see if I could help him identify his latest yard sale purchase. A beautiful tool, we expect it’s a plane. We both agreed that it is a stunning piece made with what appears to be bird’s eye maple. It looks like a dual purpose tool with a plane on one side and some sort of groove maker on the other. The odd feature of the plane is the curved shape of the tool itself and the curve on the blade. I hope that you can see that in the picture of the blade that I took.
More information would be appreciated. If you have any thoughts on the piece to share, please write them in the comments below. Thank you!
Miguelina Izaguirre’s exhibit of shadow puppetry held its last show at the Fredericton Region Museum last night.
Miguelina has been a Fredericton resident for several years now and has recently started up her own theatre company, Peekaboo Shadows Theatre, with the help of her husband, Alejandro Gerones. The company tells stories and interprets history using the art of shadow puppetry, an art form that she has adapted to be incredibly interactive and fun for children of all ages!
Having already taught art and artistic expression for over ten years in Colombia, and acted with several troupes in her home country of Cuba, Miguelina is incredibly knowledgeable about communication through art. She now endeavours to communicate Fredericton’s history to
the public in a novel way.
Her performances at the Fredericton Region Museum centred on the Fredericton Region’s history, and dealt primarily with the story of the Coleman Frog, one of the city’s most whimsical historic tales, and the life of Hannah Ingraham, a Loyalist girl.
Miguelina describes both her art form and her time at the museum as a great opportunity to teach others in a different way.
This project was made possible through the City of Fredericton Arts, Culture & Heritage Grants.
It’s that time of year again! The Fredericton Region Museum’s annual Open House will take place on Sunday, August 18 (10 am – 5 pm). This is the fifth year the museum has offered a day of free admission to celebrate the summer season, and this year’s Open House promises to be a memorable occasion!
This year’s Open House will feature a live performance by local musician Josh Bravener (beginning at 12:30). The museum’s summer artist-in-residence, Peekaboo Shadows Theater, will offer shadow puppetry workshops and performances throughout the day.
Hannah’s Tea Place will be offering refreshments to visitors, while art appreciators may visit the Madrigal Players and Artisans studio shop in the museum building for a wide variety of locally crafted art and sweet treats.
A new interactive component of the museum’s exhibit on the medical history will be unveiled at 11:00 AM. The Black Bag game, based on the iconic black bag of Dr. Everett Chalmers, was funded through generous donations made at last year’s Open House.
At 4:00 PM, the museum’s newest display – a private collection of Swarovski crystal donated by Joan & Kenneth Maybee – will be officially opened in the Orientation Room, with tea and refreshments to follow.
And on top of all this, there’ll be fun activities throughout the day for visitors of all ages – including a scavenger hunt, book sale, loom-knitting lessons, and face painting.
See you there!