Fredericton Region Museum Opens New History Exhibit

The Tonsillectomy Fair panel is one of the many informative panels in the From Black Bag to High Science exhibit.

The Tonsillectomy Fair panel is one of the many informative panels in the From Black Bag to High Science exhibit.

Press Release
Fredericton Region Museum
571 Queen Street, Fredericton, N.B.

Fredericton Region Museum to open new exhibit on the history
of medicine in central New Brunswick

The Victoria Public Hospital and Fraser Memorial, Fredericton, NB. From the York Sunbury Historical Society Walter Calkin Smith Collection

The Victoria Public Hospital and Fraser Memorial, Fredericton, NB. From the York Sunbury Historical Society Walter Calkin Smith Collection.

August 1, 2011 Fredericton N.B.
The Fredericton Region Museum prepares to open its newest exhibit which explores the history of medicine in central New Brunswick. The exhibit opening will take place at the Fredericton Region Museum on Tuesday, August 2, 2011 from 5 to 8pm. The museum would like to extend an open invitation to members of the media.

From Black Bag to High Science exhibit at the Fredericton Region Museum

View of the From Black Bag to High Science exhibit at the Fredericton Region Museum.

Appropriately entitled From Black Bag To High Science, the exhibit explores the rich past of central New Brunswick’s medical community. From the days of the country doctor and house calls to the modern public healthcare system the exhibit highlights the work and dedication of local healthcare practitioners.

The story of New Brunswick’s medical history is told through photos and text. A variety of medical instruments are also on display, from the mundane and everyday to the spine-tingling and grotesque. Many of the artefacts and photos were donated by notable area medical professionals including Drs: Chalmers, Likely, Torrie, and Stickles, among others.

Curator, Dr. T. W. Acheson, speaking at the From Black Bag to High Science exhibit opening at the Fredericton Region Museum.

Curator, Dr. T. W. Acheson, speaking at the From Black Bag to High Science exhibit opening at the Fredericton Region Museum.

This exciting new exhibit is the work of renowned Canadian historian and former history professor, Dr. T.W. Acheson, and current University of New Brunswick professor of history, Dr. Sasha Mullaly.  A complementary exhibit on the history of nursing in New Brunswick, currently on loan from the New Brunswick Museum, can now be visited at the Fredericton Region Museum.

The Fredericton Region Museum is a registered charity operated by the York Sunbury Historical Society. The museum seeks to preserve the rich history of central New Brunswick and to educate the public. The museum is open to the public daily from 10am to 5pm until the end of August with off season hours beginning in September.

 

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6 responses to “Fredericton Region Museum Opens New History Exhibit

  1. Robert A. Munroe

    I live in Dallas, TX and I am looking for someone to take a picture of a gravestone described as being “Wesley United Church Cemetery in Berwick, Studholm Parish, Kings County, New Brunswick has marker a white slab with Farewell over shaking hands of 1 male and 1 female. Matthew Robinson April 11, 1888 age 71 years and Bessed are the deat that die in the Lord, Mary A. Robinson died 1908 age 84”. Perhaps this would be student or volunteer. I would be willing to pay a reasonable fee to take a digital image and email it to me. Matthew Robinson 1817-1888 is my great-great-great-grandfather. If you do not know of anyone perhaps you could refer me to someone in the area that might do this. Regards, Bob Munroe

  2. susan Zangl-lyons

    Hi,
    Did Dr. T.W. Acheson ever live in Vancouver, BC in the 1950’s. My mother (Frieda Zangl) from Austria and then moved to Los Angeles with her husband who just passed away this year was a Housekeeper in 1953-55 for a Dr. T.W. Acheson in Vancouver near UBC.

  3. “The Victoria Public Hospital and Fraser Memorial, Fredericton, NB. From the York Sunbury Historical Society Walter Calkin Smith Collection.”
    The statement above is located under a picture on your website. I have property belonging to W.C. Smith. Do you have any information regarding this WW1 Soldier that you would be willing to share with me? Thanks.

    • No..but I am trying to get a hold of Dr. T W Acheson who had lived in Vancouver BC in late 1940’s to 1950’s. My mother Frieda from Austria who just passed away, was a young and pretty housekeeper for his family in the early1950’s…a home near UBC…

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