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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.

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

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

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

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: http://frederictonregionmuseum.com/content/255369

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