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Spring Workshops for New Exhibit

On September 5th the Fredericton Region Museum will be launching our newest exhibit, Stories of Those Affected by Cancer.”

We are currently collecting submissions here.

Knowing that it is difficult to write about such a meaningful experience, we would like to provide the public with some tools to help put their stories onto paper. In partnership with the Fredericton Public Library, we are hosting two workshops this spring to help gather potential submissions for our new exhibit.

Writing Workshop:

The first is a writing workshop hosted by Biff Mitchell that will help you to channel your feelings and experiences into written word.

When: Saturday May 30th, 1PM-4PM

Where: Chickadee Hall of the Fredericton Public Library

Scrapbooking Workshop:

The second workshop is a scrapbooking workshop intended to allow you to present your story in a creative manner or help to memorialize a loved one lost to cancer. The scrapbooking workshop will be hosted Lynn Richard of A Pile of Scrap!

When: Saturday June 6th, 1PM-3PM

Where: The Wolastoq Room in the Fredericton Public Library

We hope you can join us!

Spring Workshops

May 2015 Newsletter

May 2015 (PDF) YSHS Annual General Meeting; Looking for submissions for upcoming cancer exhibit; Museum Summer Day Camps; Summer Camp Sponsorship; Freddy Plus

2015 Summer Day Camp

Water a fight at the end of a fun week at the history museum!

Water a fight at the end of a fun week at the history museum!

We are taking registration for Fredericton Region Museum day camps and there is still space available!  You may register between 10am to 4pm during weekdays at the Museum office (571 Queen Street) or by mail at PO Box 1312, Station A, Fredericton, NB E3B 5C8.

The museum operates six weeks of summer day camps offering children 8 to 11 years of age an opportunity to explore some of Fredericton’s special places and discover links to the City’s past.  Children take daily trips to nearby locations and visit heritage gems that make Fredericton a wonderful place to live.  With lots of time for creativity, campers play traditional and contemporary games, construct crafts, explore museums and make new friends.

Dates & Descriptions
July 6 – 10:  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!

July 13 – 17:  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.

July 20 – 24:  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.

July 27 – July 31:  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 artefacts are catalogued and preserved.  Not only will there be tours, but also museum themed games and activities.

August 3 – 7 (4 days):  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.

August 10 – 14:  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.

5 Day Camps Members $130 / Non-Members $140
4 Day Camp Members $105 / Non-Members $115

Spaces are limited!

2015 Summer Camp Parent Handbook 2015 Summer Camp Registration and consent forms

Launch of Annual Colouring Contest!!!

The Fredericton Region museum is excited to announce that this Saturday, April 18th at FredKid Fair we will be launching our Annual Colouring Contest!

This year’s focus for the Fredericton Region Museum’s colouring contest is that of the Ingraham Family. The Ingraham Family were Loyalists who remained loyal to the British during the American Revolutionary War. The family consisted of the mother Jerusha, the father Benjamin, and three children Hannah, John and Ira.  In 1784 they fled New York and settled at St. Anne’s Point, which had been renamed Fredericton that year when it was chosen as the colony’s capital. Ira’s house can still be visited today at King’s Landing Historic Settlement.

Prizes will be awarded on the basis of creativity to the following age groups:
A) Preschool B) Kindergarten through Grade 2 C) Grade 3 through Grade

1) Print and colour a page (or pick one up at the museum)
2) Fill out your name, grade/age, and phone number on the back of the page (Please be careful not to include any personal information, such as phone numbers, on the front of the page as the artwork will be displayed at the museum.)
3) Drop your masterpiece of at the museum for the chance to win some fantastic prizes.

The contest runs from April 18th until July 1st, 2014. Entries will be displayed at the museum during the contest and up to a week after. Winners will have two weeks after notification to pick up their prize. The contest is not open to employees of the Fredericton Region Museum or their immediate family.

Preschool – Benjamin Ingraham CC 2015
Kindergarten to Grade 2 – Hannah CC 2015
Grade 3 to Grade 5 – Hannah Family CC 2015

Thanks to A Pile of Scrap!

Recently the Fredericton Region Museum received a very generous donation from Lynn Richard, owner of A Pile of Scrap, located on the north side of Fredericton. Lynn has donated a large quantity of scrap-booking materials to the museum for our upcoming exhibit on cancer.

The Fredericton Region Museum would like to thank Lynn for her kindness and generosity.

If you would like to visit A Pile of Scrap you can find them at:

515 Saint Mary’s Street, Unit 1

You can also visit the website here, or you can find A Pile of Scrap on Facebook here.

To learn more about the new exhibit, click here.

New! Help Us Build Our Upcoming Exhibit

This fall, the Fredericton Region Museum will be launching an exhibit on cancer and how it has affected local lives and we need your help!

We are looking for members of our community to submit their stories in either essay or poetry form (or artwork for young children) about their personal experience(s) with cancer. Whether you are a victim of cancer yourself, or you know a family member or friend who was or is battling, we invite you to share your story with us.

We will be selecting stories to display within the exhibit as well as archiving all of the submissions. By collecting local stories we are actively creating history and you can be a part of this by sending in an original essay or poem that will be preserved for future generations.

You can see instructions for submission here.

The inspiration for this exhibit came into existence after a generous donation made by Joan Maybee, a Frederictonian who is herself fighting against cancer. Her donation, a large collection of Swarovski crystals will act as the centerpiece to the exhibit.

The facts and history of cancer will be displayed alongside local contributions (this could be your essay or poem!) and visitors to the museum will be able to participate in person! We will have supplies available for guests to write their own essay and/or poem when visiting which will be strung up along the walls for others to see.

If you want to be a part of this project please click here!

2015 Summer Student Jobs at the History Museum!

Fredericton Region Museum staff and volunteers after fire extinguisher training with the Fire Department, July 2015.

Fredericton Region Museum staff and volunteers after fire extinguisher training with the Fire Department, July 2015.

The Fredericton Region Museum has a limited number of summer student opportunities each year as funding is dependent upon grants from Young Canada WorksStudent Employment Experience Development (SEED) and Canada Summer Jobs.  Interested students should research the youth employment programs and ensure that they qualify and, if applicable, are registered with the program candidate banks.

The grant deadlines have come and gone and, as always, the museum has submitted several applications.  There is no guarantee that all our applications will be approved, but if you are a student and interested in working at the museum then you should be registered with SEED and Young Canada Works.  Canada Summer Jobs does not have registration criteria but visit their website to review their employment guidelines.  If any of the grants are approved then we will be posting update to our Facebook page.

Since funding is limited, we suggest that you apply for more than one position if you are interested in working at the museum this summer.  Below is our dream list of summer positions; fingers crossed that our applications are approved!

Young Canada Works
– Artefact Cataloguing Officer
– Manager of Education and Interpretation
– Museum Operations Coordinator

Canada Summer Jobs
Visitor Services & Program Officer

– Development Assistant and/or
Collections Program and Social Media Officer

About the Fredericton Region Museum: The York Sunbury Historical Society founded the Fredericton Region Museum in 1934.  In 1959, the museum found permanent headquarters in the Officers’ Quarters (571 Queen Street) in the heart of downtown Fredericton.  The society and museum remain a non-profit enterprise with a small paid staff and numerous volunteers.