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November 2015 Newsletter

November 2015 (PFD):  YSHS Christmas Luncheon Announcement; YSHS November Program; Sharing Our History – New Brunswick and the World Wars; Call for Article Submissions; The FRM Welcomes ARTS3000 Intern, Edna!; A Message from Your Membership Chair

Diggin’ Up The Past

This program has a direct focus on archaeology. Defined as the study of human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of material culture; archaeology is most often touched upon when learning about history. Plus, who does not like to get their hands dirty and find cool stuff?

Archaeology is an area of study which engages all senses and has the participant discovering artefacts and drawing conclusions on what they have found. Our station-based program does just that! Each station draws the learner into the world of archaeology and the world of discovering history with your hands. There is even a digging station where participants must uncover artefacts, flag them, draw them and then attempt to make a conclusion based on what they have found. What does this tell us about the past?20151006_105134

The duration of this program is suggested at one-and-a-half hour with twenty minutes at each station and five minutes in between for switching.  Cost is $4 per participant with instructors free.  You are permitted one free chaperone per ten children with any additional being charged the $4 dollar fee.  The program is recommended for grades 3 to 5 and fits into the elementary school Social Studies curriculum. This would also be a perfect program for Brownies, Girl Guides and Cubs.

If interested, please fill out the request form and either fax, email or drop of the form to us at the museum. We look forward to having you!

Archaeology Program Request Form

Trick-or-Treat With The Coleman Frog

On All Hallows Eve, join us for several hours of trick-or-treating fun with one of our most popular exhibits. The Coleman Frog has been a friendly and fun part of the Fredericton Region Museum for years and secretly loves Halloween!

FroggieWith the help of the staff at the museum, the Coleman Frog will decorate the gallery in the spooky spirit of Halloween.  There will be treats and goodies for those ghouls and goblins that come to visit.

The event will run from 10am till 3pm on October 31, 2015 at the Fredericton Region Museum which is located in Officers’ Square at 571 Queen Street. Costumes are encouraged! We hope to see you there and if you can’t find us, just look for the big green frog on Queen Street.

Preserve Your Memories at the Fredericton Region Museum

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On Saturday, September 26th, come and preserve your memories at a scrapbooking workshop located in the heart of the Fredericton Region Museum.

The Fredericton Region Museum launched it’s contemporary participatory exhibit entitled Stories of Those Affected by Cancer on September 5th. While constructing this exhibit, the museum called upon members of the community to submit experiences in the forms of essays, poems, songs, art and scrapbook pages. The community answered with overwhelming enthusiasm; but we are looking for more.

On September 26th, the museum will open its doors from 1 until 3 pm and host a scrapbooking workshop lead by Lynn Richard from A Pile of Scrap. Lynn will set up her studio for two hours in the cancer exhibit itself and demonstrate to attendees how something as horrible as cancer, can become art.

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The Fredericton Region Museum is excited to be holding this program in line with Culture Days!  Culture Days works with artists and organizations to help and raise “the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.” Culture Days is a free and invigorating experience for all involved!

Did we mention that it is free? From 1 until 3 pm there will be no admission charge to enter the museum and attend the workshop! So come and experience history, be creative and learn how to preserve your memories.

September 2015 Newsletter

September 2015 (PDF) Summer Wrap Up; Welcome Back, Emerald!; September Program; 2016 Membership; Martha J. Harvey Award of Distinction 2015 Candidate Nomination

Fredericton Region Museum Publishes First World War Booklet!

The Fredericton Region Museum is pleased to announce that the First World War exhibit is now available in printed form.  With the assistance of nine sponsors, the publication features the history of the war from a New Brunswick perspective.  Included in the full colour bilingual publication is the text from the various panels included in the museum and the travelling exhibits as well as images of several of museum artefacts.  Copies of the publication are available for purchase at the Fredericton Region Museum for $4 each.

New Brunswickers and the Great War

New Brunswickers and the Great War

The museum appreciates the following sponsors who made the publication possible:

Ray Adams Sales
Briggs & Little
Bates Custom Laminating & Framing
RV World
Oak Hill Homes
Tim Horton’s
Commercial Properties Limited
Real Food Connections
MLA Brian Macdonald
ADI Group Inc.


The Fredericton Region Museum would like to thank the Province of New Brunswick Heritage Branch and Canadian HeritageCelebration and Commemoration Program for their generous contribution as well as Brent Wilson and the Gregg Centre for Military Studies for their contribution of knowledge, management skills and ongoing support of our organization.

Fredericton Region Museum to be Launching New Exhibit on Cancer

Fredericton Region Museum to be launching new exhibit on cancer this autumn. The date of the launch is set for September 5, 2015 at the Fredericton Region Museum in downtown Fredericton.

FREDERICTON, NB – Aug 12, 2015 – Entitled “Stories of Those Affected by Cancer,” the new exhibit from the Fredericton Region Museum forms its main content through contributions gathered from the surrounding community. Members of the local community are encouraged to submit their own story on how cancer has had an effect on their lives. Submissions come in the form of essays and poetry and may be accompanied by photographs as well. Stories are welcomed both before and after launch – the exhibit room will house furniture and materials that guests may use to record their own story which can then become part of the exhibit as well.

As we travel further into an age of technology and globalization, it becomes easy to form a disconnect between ourselves and our local community. This project helps to remedy that by giving people a platform to connect with others around them through a shared experience. Visitors to the museum can expect to feel a sense of solidarity when reading stories similar to their own lived experiences.

For those who are not as familiar with the disease, the Fredericton Region Museum has partnered with the Canadian Cancer Society in order to provide informational panels that can inform guests on the statistics of the illness to better understand the real effect cancer has had on Canadian lives.

Local businesses and organizations have joined hands to help with every aspect of this project. The Canadian Cancer Society, the New Brunswick Literacy Coalition, the University of New Brunswick, the Crown Plaza, the Fredericton Public Library, A Pile of Scrap, and local writer Biff Mitchell have all had a part in bringing this exhibit together, making it a truly community-built venture.

The Fredericton Region Museum aims to provide a history for future generations to look back upon which is why it so important that we work to actively preserve our stories and experiences now. Today’s events are tomorrow’s history and through “Stories of Those Affected by Cancer”, we can make available a collection of stories that can reach out and touch people now and in the future.

The Fredericton Region Museum was founded in 1934 by the York Sunbury Historical Society. It is a non-profit organization and runs largely on the support of donations, volunteers and a small number of paid staff. The museum is located in downtown Fredericton at 571 Queen Street in the former Officers’ Quarters.

Any person interested in submitting their story to be featured in this exhibit can find out more information on how to contribute here:

To learn more about the inspiration behind this exhibit and how it came into existence, look here:

For any further questions about “Stories of Those Affected by Cancer” please contact the museum at:

Phone: (506) 455-6041