The FRM Welcomes Three UNB Interns!; Membership Renewal Reminder; Sir John Eh? The Road Show; Looking for Volunteer Writers for Officers’ Quarters
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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
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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
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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!
This summer, the Fredericton Region Museum acquired a beautiful, yet mismatched, pair of pocket watches from Philip Johnstone Burpee. Burpee, while living in Alberta, sent the watches back home to New Brunswick. Though the watches have different origins, they have come together through the Burpee family, tying together and continuing New Brunswick’s history.
These watches showcase a wide portion of New Brunswick’s history, reflecting the inter-family relationships and the ingrained history of the province. The families, while they have substantially dispersed and grown, have held on to their New Brunswick roots and heritage. The watches act as a solid reminder of our common New Brunswick ancestry – one that has continuously connected families into the present day.
The Hanington Pocket Watch acts as a reminder of the intertwining family and community relationships acting as a basis of New Brunswick’s history. This watch belonged to Reverend E.A.W. Hanington. Hanington, a prominent religious figure in the region, took over the Maugerville and Burton parishes in 1866. His daughter, Maud, later married Lawrence Johnstone Burpee.
The Eliza Bentley Pocket Watch ties to the Reverend E.A.W. Watch through the inter-family marriages in the region. While the watch has a strong connection to the DeMill family, it eventually fell into the hands of Lawrence Johnstone Burpee. Lawrence, whose Grandfather (a DeMill) allegedly owned two ships named after Bentley, later came in possession of the watch.
Between Lawrence and Maud Burpee the two watches, and several families, have been drawn together in these small memorials of local history. It is through this level of local preservation that the story of the Burpee’s and their pocket watches has survived.
Linda Bartlett has become an increasingly high profile artist in the Fredericton Region. Her home in Sheffield has inspired a whole series of historic and contemporary landscapes that she has shared with the public in such places as the United church in Sheffield and, most recently, the Art Attic.
The Art Attic is Linda’s personally designed and hand-crafted studio. The paintings now hang there to be enjoyed by artists who stop by in response to Linda’s open invitation to artists seeking creative space. If you’re interested in learning more about the Art Attic, follow this link to the Facebook page.
Linda has recently published a collection of her works depicting the Sheffield area called Sheffield A Place in Time. It is for this reason that the event is being held. The publication of Sheffield A Place in Time, with its stunning collection of landscapes, coincides with the 250th anniversary of the Maugerville/Sheffield area, making it an exceptional commemoration and testament to the historic and contemporary beauty of the area.
The evening will also feature a performance by Inishowen fiddle winner Sidney Murgatroyd, who has been honoured in his own right, on several occasions.
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July 2013 Welcome 2013 Summer Students; Thank You Picaroons Traditional Ales; Canada Day at the Fredericton Region Museum; Exciting Art at the Fredericton Region Museum; A Letter From Hannah Ingraham; The New England Planters at Maugerville/Sheffield 1763-2013; Coming Up at the Fredericton Region Museum; Sending a Big Thank You to Our Many Volunteers; Loyalists on Guard; Reminder: Children’s Programs at the Fredericton Region Museum; Attention Members; Update: Is the Coleman Frog a Boy or a Girl?
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May 2013 Welcome 2013 Summer Students; Donations Needed!; The 104th Regiment of Foot’s Trek in Madawaska – Winter 1813; Children’s Afternoon at the Fredericton Region Museum
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