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Goose Lane Tappan Adney Vol. 2 Book Launch

The event is being held at the Fredericton Region Museum, 571 Queen Street, on Wednesday July 9 at 7:00pm. 

Join us for an event featuring the second volume in the popular Tappan Adney series published by Goose Lane Editions that covers 1891 to 1896 in New Brunswick’s hunting and fishing way of life. The book is a fascinating record of how we forged our traditional ties to nature that still draw us to it today.

Book contributors Andrea Bear Nicholas and Daryl Hunter will be the guest speakers featured for the evening.

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

Books will be available for purchase.

Artist in Residence at Fredericton Region Museum

The Fredericton Region Museum is pleased to be hosting an artist-in-residence program for the second time this summer. This program seeks to make connections between artists and Fredericton’s cultural heritage by engaging the art community directly and meaningfully, while creating an experience for visitors that is unique.

This year’s artist is a painter/sketcher who specializes in painting and sketching people at outdoor activities using acrylics and water colours. When not doing individual portraits of the willing, Derek Davidson is often found at outdoor activities capturing the crowd on canvas or painting the interactions of people socializing at a restaurant. He is a post-impressionist painter who is an active member of Fredericton’s arts community.

Visitors are encouraged to interact with Derek, the artist in residence, who will provide an easel and canvas for the public to paint along with him, beginning July 2. All ages are invited to participate. He will have a gallery room in the museum from July 1-19 but will often be found painting on the second floor balcony. He will be engaged in painting people and activities around the museum during his residency.

The Fredericton Region Museum is a non-profit organization mandated with the collection, preservation and interpretation of the history of the Region of Fredericton. Hours of operation are Sunday to Saturday from 10-5 throughout the months of July and August.

The York Sunbury Historical Society wishes to express their appreciation to the city of Fredericton’s Arts, Culture & Heritage Project by whom this project was made possible.

Summer Camp Themes and Dates!

The summer camp themes and dates have been decided !

Create and Play!- July 7-11

This week will focus on the history of arts, crafts and recreation. What did people do for fun? What games did they play and what did they create? Learn about the past through fun, hands on activities. Activities will include visits to historical and cultural sites (such as art galleries and museums), special guests, and historically significant games and crafts. Join us and lean about toys and games from the past while you play with them!

Blast to the Past: Fredericton Edition– July 14 – 18

Come discover history, starting with Fredericton! Fredericton has many historic churches and buildings that help tell the story of the town, which used to be called Saint Anne’s Point. Join us as and see what life was like for the Loyalists, the First Nations, Acadians, and for the people of historic Marysville! Activities will include historic games and crafts, as well as trips to historical buildings. 

Marching Through History- July 21 – 25

This week will focus on how war affected Canada and the important role that men and women played in fighting for freedom. Games and activities will focus on The War of 1812, the Revolutionary War, and World War I and II. Canada’s modern role in maintaining peace will also be discussed. March through history with us as we learn through guest speakers, games, activities, and outings.

The Museum: An Inside Story- July 28 – August 1

Do you want to learn more about museums? Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes? Join us as we visit museums around Fredericton to get the inside story. Come find out how artefacts are catalogued and preserved.  Not only will there be tours, but also museum themed games and activities.

Food for Thought- August 5 – 8 (4 days)

Do you love to cook, and history? Why not combine the two and learn about the history of food? Join us as we make and learn about historic dishes. There will be guest speakers and outings all focused on food and how it changed throughout history.

Building History- August 11 – 15

This week will focus on the history of architecture. Learn about historic buildings through crafts, games and field trips! Architecture can tell us a lot about what life was like at a certain time as well as what a building was used for. Join us as we unlock the mysteries of historic buildings.

Rates:  5 Day Camps  • Members $130 / Non-Members $140 
4 Day Camp (August 5-8)  • Members $105 / Non-Members $115 

For more information or to register for camp, click here : http://www.frederictonregionmuseum.com/content/254979

Summer Camp Themes

The summer camp themes have been decided! Dates for each theme will be available soon!

Dates:
• July 7 – 11 • July 28 – August 1
• July 14 – 18 • August 5 – 8 (4 days)
• July 21 – 25 • August 11 – 15

Create and Play!

This week will focus on the history of arts, crafts and recreation. What did people do for fun? What games did they play and what did they create? Learn about the past through fun, hands on activities. Activities will include visits to historical and cultural sites (such as art galleries and museums), special guests, and historically significant games and crafts. Join us and lean about toys and games from the past while you play with them!

Blast to the Past: Fredericton Edition 

Come discover history, starting with Fredericton! Fredericton has many historic churches and buildings that help tell the story of the town, which used to be called Saint Anne’s Point. Join us as and see what life was like for the Loyalists, the First Nations, Acadians, and for the people of historic Marysville! Activities will include historic games and crafts, as well as trips to historical buildings.

Marching Through History

This week will focus on how war affected Canada and the important role that men and women played in fighting for freedom. Games and activities will focus on The War of 1812, the Revolutionary War, and World War I and II. Canada’s modern role in maintaining peace will also be discussed. March through history with us as we learn through guest speakers, games, activities, and outings.

The Museum: An Inside Story

Do you want to learn more about museums? Ever wonder what happens behind the scenes? Join us as we visit museums around Fredericton to get the inside story. Come find out how artifacts are catalogued and preserved.  Not only will there be tours, but also museum themed games and activities.

Food for Thought

Do you love to cook, and history? Why not combine the two and learn about the history of food? Join us as we make and learn about historic dishes. There will be guest speakers and outings all focused on food and how it changed throughout history.

Building History

This week will focus on the history of architecture. Learn about historic buildings through crafts, games and field trips! Architecture can tell us a lot about what life was like at a certain time as well as what a building was used for. Join us as we unlock the mysteries of historic buildings.

Click here to register : http://www.frederictonregionmuseum.com/content/254979

 

Peekaboo Shadows Theater Show & Reception

Peekaboo Shadow Theatre Show and Reception Program

Peekaboo Shadow Theatre Show and Reception Program

Miguelina Izaguirre’s exhibit of shadow puppetry held its last show at the Fredericton Region Museum last night.

Miguelina Izaguirre, a local artist, applied and had been recruited by the Fredericton Region Museum to provide interactive programming in its exhibit space, starting last July on Canada Day.

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!

Shadows Show: FRED AND THE FROG, A GREAT FRIENDSHIP

Shadows Show: FRED AND THE FROG, A GREAT FRIENDSHIP

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.

Shadows Show: HANNAH INGRAHAM, BETWEEN SHADOWS AND MEMORIES

Shadows Show: HANNAH INGRAHAM, BETWEEN SHADOWS AND MEMORIES

Open House at the Museum – Coming soon!

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!

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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!

 

Returning Family Pocket Watches Give Timeless Insights into Local Genealogy

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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.

The Fredericton Region Museum is holding an event in recognition of local artist Linda Bartlett!

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.

https://www.facebook.com/artatticfranklin?fref=ts

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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Fredericton Region Museum Tea Party

The Fredericton Region Museum is hosting a fancy tea party!  Kids 5-12 are invited to the museum on August 11 at 2:00 to join us in a spot of tea and an etiquette lesson from renowned etiquette coach Jay Remer.

Make sure to wear your finest attire and bring your best manners!Image

Tickets for the tea party are $12.00 per participant (or $6.00 for York Sunbury Historical Society members) and must be purchased ahead of time.  For more information, call 455-6041 or visit the museum

The Madrigal Players and Artisans Have Opened Up Shop!

An artists’ co-op has rented out space in the Fredericton Region Museum and is selling a variety of merchandise including local art, jewellery, and sweet treats. Often playing music under the arches of the Museum, the Madrigal Players and Artisans are a welcomed source of local artistic culture, and we’re happy to have them on board this summer.

They have opted to stay open seven days a week alongside the museum, but open at eleven (noon on Sundays).

Members of the co-op include Sweet Treats by V; Madrigal Music, Art, and Dance; Voluptuous Designs, Jewellery That Fits; The Owl and the Pussycat; Pinafores and More; Lynn’s Knits; and Butch and Judy Lynn Savoie.

The co-op is also offering classes with a few of its members. Classes ranging from jewellery making, and cupcake decorating, to writing, and calligraphy will be offered. Classes in a variety of musical instruments are also available. If you are interested, e-mail madrigalmusicians@gmail.com, or come by the shop in Officer’s Square.

Madrigal Artisans' Co-op