Category Archives: Museum News

May 2017 Newsletter

May 2017 (PDF):  June Program Show & Tell; YSHS Members Annual Art Exhibition; Support Your Organization; Summer Day Camps

March 2017 Newsletter

March 2017 (PDF):  Call for Nominations; Historical Society Programs; YSHS Annual General Meeting; Volunteers; Summer Day Camps

2017 Summer Day Camps:

img_1953Pictured: Campers taking part in our 2016 “Blast to the Past” Week. In this photo they are visiting the clock mechanism in Fredericton’s City Hall.

We are taking registrations for our 2017 Summer Day Camps and there is lots of space available!

You may register between 10 am to 4 pm during weekdays at the Museum Office (571 Queen Street) or by mail at:

Fredericton Region Museum, PO Box 1312, Station A, Fredericton, New Brunswick, E3B 5C8

You can also register by Email Money Transfer! Please call our office for details at: 1 (506) 455- 6041

The museum operates six different weeks of summer day camps offering children 8 to 11 years of age an opportunity to directly explore some of Fredericton’s history and discover links to the City’s past. Our camps have a maximum of 10 Campers each week, allowing the children to fully participate and enjoy the week in their own way while also exploring and learning about our past in a fun and inclusive manner. Children take daily trips to nearby sites 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 our heritage, make lasting friendships, and learn about our past in a very unique way!

Dates and Descriptions:
July 3 – 7:  A “March Pass” Through History
Focusing on how war affected Canada and the important role that men and women played in our military history, this week will be filled with games and activities that relate to The War of 1812, the Revolutionary War, and The First and Second World War. Canada’s modern role in maintaining peace will also be explored. March through history with us as we learn through guest speakers, games, activities, and outings.

July 10 – 14:  The History of Fun; Playing around with Heritage
What did people do for fun? What games did they play? What did they create? Learn about the history of arts, crafts, and recreation 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 learn about toys and games from the past while you play with them!

July 17 – 21:  Technology and Communication in Our Past
Calling all communicators! This week focuses on the history and evolution of communications and technologies that past generations used and enjoyed! Campers will participate with and learn about different types of technology and communication technologies from our past through crafts, field trips and games while also having lots of fun!

July 24 – 28:  Behind the Scenes of Fredericton Heritage
Campers will explore behind the scenes areas of several of Fredericton’s Heritage centers and find links to the city’s past. Children will 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 will play traditional and contemporary games, construct crafts, explore the secrets of heritage buildings, and make new friends.

July 31 – August 4:  Historical Foundations; Fredericton’s Architecture from the Ground Up!
This week is all about the history of architecture. Learn about Fredericton’s historic buildings with crafts, games, and field trips! Architecture can tell us a lot about what life was like in a different time, as well as what a building was used for. Join us as we unlock the mysteries of our local historic buildings!

August 8 – 11 (4 Day Camp):  Fredericton’s Past to Present
Let’s discover history, starting with Fredericton! Fredericton has many historic buildings that help tell the story of the city, which used to be very different than it is now! Once called Saint Anne’s Point, Fredericton has lots of reminders of its past. Join us as and see what life was like for Loyalists, First Nation Peoples, Acadians, and for the people of historic Marysville! Activities will include historic games and crafts, as well as trips to historic sites.

Rates:
5 Day Camps: Members $130 / Non-Members $140
4 Day Camp: Members $105 / Non-Members $115
Spaces are open!

2017 Summer Day Camp Registration Forms and Further Information

November 2016 Newsletter

November 2016 (PDF):  YSHS November Program; Christmas Luncheon Notification; Call for Expressions of Interest; 2017 Membership; Canada’s 150th Kickoff

May 2016 Newsletter

May 2016 (PDF):   Introducing Our Young Canada Works Students; YSHS June Program; Museum Summer Day Camps

Pieces of the Past: Fredericton’s Asian Heritage

Asian Heritage Society of New Brunswick

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Asian Heritage Society of New Brunswick and Fredericton Region Museum present: Pieces of the Past: Fredericton’s Asian Heritage

As part of Asian Heritage Month 2016, the Asian Heritage Society of New Brunswick (AHSNB) presents an exhibit at the Fredericton Region Museum. Pieces of the Past: Fredericton’s Asian Heritage features traditional items collected from the local community, representing six different Asian countries: India, Pakistan, China, the Philippines, Japan, and Nepal.

The exhibit features art, handicrafts, musical instruments, and clothing collected from the community.  From a century-old shirt that made it across the Pakistani border during Partition, to a delicate piece of Japanese origami, objects brought from other countries have special cultural and personal histories. Treasured items from the country of origin connect Asian Canadians to the past, and create new memories in Canada as they’re passed from one generation to the next.

A window to Asian culture, the exhibit also reminds us that people from all over the world are making new histories right here in Fredericton.

Exhibit Details
Pieces of the Past: Fredericton’s Asian Heritage
Open now until mid-June
Hours: 1-4 PM, Tuesday-Saturday
Admission: $5

AHSNB was created in 2002 to correspond with the nation-wide observance of Asian Heritage Month each May, as declared by the Government of Canada. We strive to fulfill the federal mandate of Asian Heritage Month in celebrating the rich culture and contributions of Asian Canadians, and to foster recognition of Asian Canadians as full participants in Canadian history.

Summer 2016 Artist-In-Residence

FRM artist in residenceAfter the success of the artist-in-residence program in previous years, the Fredericton Region Museum is looking forward to offering the program again!

Artist Alumni
2015 – Marsha Clark (visual artist) and Samantha Brittney (fashion)
2014 – Derek Davidson (post-impressionist painter) and Mary Grant (rug hooker)
2013 – Miguelina Izaguirre (Peekaboo Shadows Theater)

Project Description
The FRM’s artist-in-residence program seeks to inspire artists with Fredericton’s diverse and rich heritage. Art inspired by history can enhance connections between the museum and the public through its various forms. The program is open to local artists, working in a visual media, whose work relates to Fredericton’s history.

The artist studio will be located in a main floor gallery. During the three or six weeks of residency, the artist(s) will be expected to work in the studio allowing visitors access to the creative process. S/he will be expected to provide at least one of the following: a public lecture, a program geared towards the youth community or a workshop. They will also agree to participate in media interviews intended to promote the program. Artists are to provide their own working materials and assist with promoting the residency.

The FRM will provide a gallery in a heritage building (approximately 9.5’ x 14.6’) to be converted into a studio, artist stipend, advertising as well as opportunities to display and sell their work; their existing artwork in the gallery during their residency.

Residency Outline
Essential Qualifications
The Artist-in-Residence will be a practicing artist with a portfolio of published or exhibited works. Applications are accepted from visual artists and other creative individuals.

Dates of Residency
Residencies are for July and August, with two artist-in-residence who will be on site for 3 consecutive weeks each within the 8 weeks or one artist for six weeks. The exact dates within the residency are flexible and will be detailed in a signed agreement.

Hours of Residency
A minimum of 4 hours a day and five days each week, preferably in the afternoons plus community events, such as Canada Day and during the museum open house event if it falls on a residency week.

Application Process
• Current curriculum vitae, including exhibition record
• Visual-work examples – jpeg format DVD, CD (image 300 dpi).
• Short statement of interest and a description of work to be carried out during the residency. The applicant should also describe why she/he wishes to do the residency, and what particular perspective he/she will bring to the program
• Indication of public access programming to be offered by the artist, for the public at large and for young people
• Indication of which three weeks the artist preferred for the residency
• Two artists may make a joint application, each submitting visuals and other information, if they are prepared to share the stipend and working space.
• Applications must be received by June 6 for summer residencies.

Selection Panel & Process
York-Sunbury Historical Society board members will appoint a panel to review all project proposal applications. The panel will include a professional from Fredericton’s artistic community, representative(s) from the York-Sunbury Historical Society and local arts community. Each panel member receives a copy of the materials and then meets as a group to award Artist-in-Residence selections.

A panel of judges rates each application according to the following criteria and point value. The selection with the highest total score is awarded the residency. Alternates are selected in case the chosen artist is unable to accept the residency.

50% – Artistic Merit: Artistic maturity, quality and technical ability as demonstrated in the application portfolio.

25% – Appropriateness to the residency: Degree of direct relationship of proposed project to the York Sunbury Historical Society’s mandate.

15% – Fredericton Region Museum exhibit themes: Willingness to develop a gallery exhibition or other public program that provide visitors the opportunity to make intellectual and emotional connections to Fredericton’s heritage

10% – Uniqueness of proposal: Evidence that the proposed work is unique to the residency

Commitment to Exhibition
The artist(s) must agree to present a gallery exhibition or show, depending on medium, at the Fredericton Region Museum.

Submit proposals to the museum office by June 1, 2016.