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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.

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.

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

The History of Art at the Fredericton Region Museum

The Fredericton Region Museum will be offering a free activity for children ages 6 and up as part of Culture Days. Children will visit our 19th Century Drawing Room and learn about the style and history of the portraits. Children will then have an opportunity to draw their own portrait, or to draw a friend’s! We hope to see you all there! Done forget to bring your creativity.

Where: The Fredericton Region Museum
When: Saturday, September 27th from 10:00AM until 11:00AM
Cost: Free!

Click here to register:

cultue days event picture

Geocaching Event to Commemorate the Great War

A German machine-gun emplacement of reinforced concrete on the crest of Vimy Ridge, and the Canadians who seized it

Join us for an exciting event to commemorate New Brunswick in the Great War. The Gregg Centre and the Fredericton Region Museum have commissioned the Regt Major NBGWGP to establish a Geotour of the Greater Fredericton Area. During the event, the design for the commemorative Great War geocoin will be revealed. There will also be guest speakers, light refreshments, and tours of the new trench exhibit. There will also a scavenger hunt to find a copy of “The Bitter Harvest of War” (donated by Goose Lane), which will be hidden somewhere in the museum.

The event will take place tomorrow, August 27th at the Fredericton Region Museum. The event will start at 6:30PM and go until 8:00PM.

We hope to see you there!

bitter harvest of war

Goose Lane Tappan Adney Vol. 2 Book Launch

The event is being held at the Fredericton Region Museum, 571 Queen Street, on Wednesday July 9 at 7:00pm. 

Join us for an event featuring the second volume in the popular Tappan Adney series published by Goose Lane Editions that covers 1891 to 1896 in New Brunswick’s hunting and fishing way of life. The book is a fascinating record of how we forged our traditional ties to nature that still draw us to it today.

Book contributors Andrea Bear Nicholas and Daryl Hunter will be the guest speakers featured for the evening.

This event is free and open to the public. All are welcome.

Books will be available for purchase.

Artist in Residence at Fredericton Region Museum

The Fredericton Region Museum is pleased to be hosting an artist-in-residence program for the second time this summer. This program seeks to make connections between artists and Fredericton’s cultural heritage by engaging the art community directly and meaningfully, while creating an experience for visitors that is unique.

This year’s artist is a painter/sketcher who specializes in painting and sketching people at outdoor activities using acrylics and water colours. When not doing individual portraits of the willing, Derek Davidson is often found at outdoor activities capturing the crowd on canvas or painting the interactions of people socializing at a restaurant. He is a post-impressionist painter who is an active member of Fredericton’s arts community.

Visitors are encouraged to interact with Derek, the artist in residence, who will provide an easel and canvas for the public to paint along with him, beginning July 2. All ages are invited to participate. He will have a gallery room in the museum from July 1-19 but will often be found painting on the second floor balcony. He will be engaged in painting people and activities around the museum during his residency.

The Fredericton Region Museum is a non-profit organization mandated with the collection, preservation and interpretation of the history of the Region of Fredericton. Hours of operation are Sunday to Saturday from 10-5 throughout the months of July and August.

The York Sunbury Historical Society wishes to express their appreciation to the city of Fredericton’s Arts, Culture & Heritage Project by whom this project was made possible.