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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

SEED/PEP
– 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.

March 2015 Newsletter

March 2015 (PDF) YSHS Annual General Meeting; Museum Summer Day Camps; Reflecting on the War of 1812 with the Latest Officers’ Quarters!; March Program; April Program

First World War Traveling Exhibit Launch

Fredericton, NB (February 16, 2015) – On Monday, February 16th, the Fredericton Region Museum is opening the travelling exhibit, “New Brunswickers and the Great War”.  The exhibit commemorates the contributions of New Brunswickers during the First World War and will travel for the next two years.

The Fredericton Region Museum’s First World War exhibit has always been a favourite with visitors of all ages. The continued interest in the First World War events and people is a testament to the war’s impact on society. It continues to spark an interest in academics and the public alike. The horrific conditions of the war front and the enormous loss of life are almost incomprehensible today. The world changed in a generation.

The Canadian military fought valiantly during the Battle of Passchendaele and proved itself at Vimy Ridge.  Local involvement in an international conflict brought the war home to New Brunswick through the men who fought, the women who joined the nursing sisters and the families and industries who supported them on the home front.

The exhibit was curated by Brent Wilson from the Gregg Centre for Military Studies.  Wilson has taught over 40 courses in military history in the University of New Brunswick’s Department of History and for RMC’s Department of Continuing Education at CFB Gagetown.

The launch will take place at the Carleton Street Armoury in downtown Fredericton. beginning at 7pm with presentations from key guest speakers and will be followed by a viewing of the exhibit and refreshments. Those presenting at the event will include Kevin Price, Executive Assistant to the Honourable Keith Ashfield, P.C., M.P., Maxine Campbell, the President of the York Sunbury Historical Society and Brent Wilson.

The Fredericton Region Museum and York Sunbury Historical Society would like to thank the Federal First World War Commemoration Fund for their generous contribution to the project 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.  The Society and Museum wishes to express their appreciation to the Carleton Street Armoury, the City of Fredericton, the Province of New Brunswick, and the many volunteers for making this exhibit possible.

About the Fredericton Region Museum:
The Fredericton Region Museum was founded in 1934 by the York Sunbury Historical Society. 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.

2015 Summer Day Camps Open for Registration!

Registration for Fredericton Region Museum day camps is now open.  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 will be operating 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 will take daily trips to nearby locations and visit heritage gems that make Fredericton such a wonderful place to live.  With lots of time for creativity, campers will play traditional and contemporary games, construct crafts, explore the museum and make new friends.

It was a wonderful & unique opportunity for my child to immerse himself in the past.  Each day, he would come home with a slew of questions, “Dad, did you know …?”  Not only was he learning, he was retaining, all while having a fun time with the other youth at the camp.  He had such a good time; he went back for a second week.” [2014 Parent Review]

Dates
July 6 – 10:  Create and Play
July 13 – 17:  Blast to the Past: Fredericton Edition
July 20 – 24:  Marching Through History
July 27 – July 31:  The Museum: An Inside Story
August 3 – 7 (4 days):  Food for Thought
August 10 – 14:  Building History

Rates
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

For those who would like to help a child attend a camp, the museum offers a sponsorship program that includes one week of camp with breakfasts, lunches and snacks provided.  Sponsorships are accepted until June 31st.  Contact the office for more information. The York Sunbury Historical Society founded the Fredericton Region Museum in 1934.  In 1959, the museum established permanent headquarters in the (571 Queen Street) in the heart of downtown Fredericton’s Garrison District.  The society and museum remain a non-profit enterprise with a small paid staff and numerous volunteers.

Musket loader demonstration with the City Guard!  History is a BLAST!!

Musket loader demonstration with the City Guard! History is a BLAST!!