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March 2016 Newsletter

March 2016 (PDF):  Exploring the History of Trophies with the Officers’ Quarters; YSHS Annual General Meeting; Introducing Our Confederation Curatorial Team; 1,000 Followers! Yay!; Museum Summer Day Camps


SUPERIOR SCHOOL – 112 Route 616

Ruth Murgatroyd of the Fredericton Region Museum,  Dawna Gordon curator of the Keswick Ridge Historical Society Museum and David Coburn of the Coburn Family Farm Museum will present several interesting items from their collections.

John Little of York Mills will share the very interesting history of this historic mill, the oldest woolen mill still operating in Canada.

Sunday April 24th 2 pm – LETTERS HOME : MARITIMERS AND THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918
Rev. Ross Hebb will talk about the letters of Maritime soldiers serving in the First World War.  These letters, most of which are not found in any public library, museum, or archive will help us understand the mindset of these young maritimers as they joined what was to become a great national war effort.

Historical Society books will be available to purchase and Refreshments will be served.

2016 Summer Student Jobs at the History Museum!

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Fredericton Region Museum and Sports Hall of Fame taking part in fire safety training, 2015.

The application deadline has been extended to May 9th!

The Fredericton Region Museum has a limited number of summer student opportunities each year, as funding is dependent upon grants from Young Canada Works, Student 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, with the exception of SEED, 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.  Follow this link for our dream list of summer positions and the application process; fingers crossed that our requests are approved!

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.

My Heart Belongs To Cornelius

Date: Sunday, February 14th, 2016

Time: 1pm to 3pmMy Heart Belongs To Cornelius

Location: Fredericton Region Museum (located in Officers’ Square)

Stop by the Fredericton Region Museum for a Geocaching adventure. Visitors will be lead in a crash course on how to “cache” before being let loose to find several caches that have been hidden throughout the museum. There will be games, such as the famous “Toss the Cache,” as well as a Valentine’s Day themed craft for the kids.

Diggin’ Up The Past

This program has a direct focus on archaeology. Defined as the study of human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of material culture; archaeology is most often touched upon when learning about history. Plus, who does not like to get their hands dirty and find cool stuff?

Archaeology is an area of study which engages all senses and has the participant discovering artefacts and drawing conclusions on what they have found. Our station-based program does just that! Each station draws the learner into the world of archaeology and the world of discovering history with your hands. There is even a digging station where participants must uncover artefacts, flag them, draw them and then attempt to make a conclusion based on what they have found. What does this tell us about the past?20151006_105134

The duration of this program is suggested at one-and-a-half hour with twenty minutes at each station and five minutes in between for switching.  Cost is $4 per participant with instructors free.  You are permitted one free chaperone per ten children with any additional being charged the $4 dollar fee.  The program is recommended for grades 3 to 5 and fits into the elementary school Social Studies curriculum. This would also be a perfect program for Brownies, Girl Guides and Cubs.

If interested, please fill out the request form and either fax, email or drop of the form to us at the museum. We look forward to having you!

Archaeology Program Request Form

Trick-or-Treat With The Coleman Frog

On All Hallows Eve, join us for several hours of trick-or-treating fun with one of our most popular exhibits. The Coleman Frog has been a friendly and fun part of the Fredericton Region Museum for years and secretly loves Halloween!

FroggieWith the help of the staff at the museum, the Coleman Frog will decorate the gallery in the spooky spirit of Halloween.  There will be treats and goodies for those ghouls and goblins that come to visit.

The event will run from 10am till 3pm on October 31, 2015 at the Fredericton Region Museum which is located in Officers’ Square at 571 Queen Street. Costumes are encouraged! We hope to see you there and if you can’t find us, just look for the big green frog on Queen Street.

Preserve Your Memories at the Fredericton Region Museum

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On Saturday, September 26th, come and preserve your memories at a scrapbooking workshop located in the heart of the Fredericton Region Museum.

The Fredericton Region Museum launched it’s contemporary participatory exhibit entitled Stories of Those Affected by Cancer on September 5th. While constructing this exhibit, the museum called upon members of the community to submit experiences in the forms of essays, poems, songs, art and scrapbook pages. The community answered with overwhelming enthusiasm; but we are looking for more.

On September 26th, the museum will open its doors from 1 until 3 pm and host a scrapbooking workshop lead by Lynn Richard from A Pile of Scrap. Lynn will set up her studio for two hours in the cancer exhibit itself and demonstrate to attendees how something as horrible as cancer, can become art.

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The Fredericton Region Museum is excited to be holding this program in line with Culture Days!  Culture Days works with artists and organizations to help and raise “the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.” Culture Days is a free and invigorating experience for all involved!

Did we mention that it is free? From 1 until 3 pm there will be no admission charge to enter the museum and attend the workshop! So come and experience history, be creative and learn how to preserve your memories.