Category Archives: Museum Exhibits

Annual Members Art Exhibition Invitation to Display Works

Call for submissions for September 2017

Each year, the York-Sunbury Historical Society, Ltd. invites member artists and artisans to participate in our Annual Members Art Exhibition.  This unique art show allows member artists the opportunity to exhibit and sell their current work in the Fredericton Region Museum and to use the museum space to inspire new works.

Visual artists who are members of the York-Sunbury Historical Society exhibit and offer their work for sale on consignment in the museum’s seasonal flex gallery on the main floor during the months of September and October.

To Participate
Email the Executive Director with the following between June 1st and the third Friday in August:
– Contact information
– A short bio (100-150 words)
– At least two (2) images of your work (300DPI in jpeg format)
– Dimensions of work (so that we can plan the space)
– Artist photo (300DPI in jpeg format)
– A short description of your work

If Selected You
– Give permission to the Fredericton Region Museum to use your biography, name, likeness and artwork for media information and publicity purposes
– Certify that the artwork submitted is original artwork created by you
– Agree to abide by the rules and guidelines laid out
– Recognize that any insurance coverage of the artwork is your full responsibility

Conditions
– The artist must be a member in good standing of the York-Sunbury Historical Society, Ltd.
– All works must be original to the participating artist and not assisted, imported or manufactured by others.
– It is up to the artist to price the submitted work.
– The artwork being shown will be limited to two to four (2 to 4) pieces per artist depending on size and space.
– Artwork must be able to attach to the Centre’s installed hanging system.
– Participants will not hold the YSHS responsible for breakage or damage of work.
– The YSHS earns a 20% consignment rate on all works sold while on display at the museum.

Artists will be contacted about any sales enquiries during the exhibition.

First YSHS Members Art Exhibit

The York-Sunbury Historical Society’s member art exhibit held at the Fredericton Region Museum in 2016.

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Check out our new exhibit publication!

A Hearty Welcome: Royal Tours of New Brunswick, 1794-2012

A Hearty Welcome: Royal Tours of New Brunswick, 1794-2012

The York Sunbury Historical Society and  Fredericton Region Museum is pleased to announce that the A Hearty Welcome: Royal Tours of New Brunswick, 1794-2012 travelling exhibit is now available in printed form.  With the assistance of sixteen sponsors, the full colour bilingual publication includes the text and images from the various banners included in the exhibit.  Copies of the publication are available for purchase at the Fredericton Region Museum for $5 each.

The museum appreciates the following sponsors who made the publication possible:

Jensen’s Powertrain
Scott’s Nursery Ltd.
Tim Horton’s
Covey Basics
Traduction OPTIMUM Translation
RV World
Oak Hill Homes
Ross Drug Co. Limited
Clan Lockhart
Monarchist League – New Brunswick
Crowne Plaza Fredericton (Lord Beaverbrook Hotel)
PC Girls Computer Services
E. T. Mechanical Ltd.
The Schnitzel Parlour / Chocolaterie Fackelmann

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A York Sunbury Historical Society and Monarchist League - New Brunswick Branch 2012 Diamond Jubilee project produced to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the reign of Her Majesty The Queen of Canada.

A York Sunbury Historical Society and Monarchist League – New Brunswick Branch 2012 Diamond Jubilee project produced to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the reign of Her Majesty The Queen of Canada.

Seeking Venues for Jubilee Travelling Exhibit

 

Fredericton Region Museum Diamond Jubilee Exhibit Banners

Interesting and educational, the Royal Tours exhibit offers viewers an opportunity to learn about the history of the Monarchy in New Brunswick and celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.

Exhibition Title
A Hearty Welcome: Royal Tours of New Brunswick, 1794-2012

Languages
English and French

Content
Curated by Barry Mackenzie, A Hearty Welcome explores the history of royal visits to New Brunswick.  The exhibit was created in partnership with New Brunswick Branch of the Monarchist League of Canada as a Diamond Jubilee project celebrating the 60th anniversary of the reign of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.  It explores the rich past of New Brunswick’s relationship with the Royal family.

From its earliest days as a British colony to modern times, New Brunswick has played host to many members of the Royal Family.  The first royal visit took place in 1794 when Prince Edward Augustus, son of King George III, was in command of all of His Majesty’s troops in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.  A variety of photographs are included in the display, from an early print of Queen Victoria in her coronation robes from the York Sunbury Historical Society collection to a photograph taken by the curator of Prince Charles during his recent visit.

Barry MacKenzie is a PhD student at the University of New Brunswick, currently working on a dissertation on Royal Tours to New Brunswick.  A native of Centre Napan, he received a Bachelor’s Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from St. Francis Xavier University in 2007, and a Master’s Degree from the University of New Brunswick in 2009.  He is an avid genealogist and local historian, and is active as a member of the executive committee of the New Brunswick Branch of the Monarchist League of Canada.

Availability

  • Touring from October 2012 until end of 2014
  • Booking period preferably 4 weeks to 8 weeks

 

Components of the Exhibit

  • 8 retractable banners and their accompanying stands.  The banners will be just under 7 feet (200cm) high once fully erected and 3 feet (90cm) wide.  Banners include 1 title banner and 7 interpretation banners.

Requirements

  • At least 200 square feet of space will be required to properly showcase the exhibit in its entirety.
  • The borrowing institution will be responsible for transportation and insurance of the exhibit.  Each banner will travel in a compact, sturdy carrying case.

Contact Information
To book the exhibit, or for additional information, please contact the Fredericton Region Museum.

For images of the exhibit, please refer to the Fredericton Region Museum exhibit album on Facebook (Official Opening of “A Hearty Welcome” Exhibit).

Project Supported By:
This exhibit was funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage 2012 Diamond Jubilee Community Celebrations fund and the city of Fredericton Arts, Culture & Heritage Funding Program.

Fredericton’s History Museum Celebrates Diamond Jubilee with Travelling Exhibit!

A Hearty Welcome: Royal Tours of New Brunswick, 1794-2012 Title Banner

June 29, 2012 Fredericton New Brunswick – As the Fredericton Region Museum prepares for Canada Day, it is also getting ready to open its newest travelling exhibit!  Curated by Barry Mackenzie, it explores the history of Royal visits to New Brunswick. The exhibit opening will take place outside the Fredericton Region Museum on Sunday, July 1st from 12 to 4pm.  The museum would like to extend an open invitation to the public and members of the media to visit the exhibit and explore this interesting part of our history.

Created in partnership with New Brunswick Branch of the Monarchist League of Canada, the exhibit is a Diamond Jubilee project produced to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the reign of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.  Entitled “A Hearty Welcome: Royal Tours of New Brunswick, 1794-2012”, the exhibit explores the rich past of New Brunswick’s relationship with the Royal family.  From its earliest days as a British colony to modern times, New Brunswick has played host to many members of the Royal Family.  The first royal visit took place in 1794 when Prince Edward Augustus, son of King George III, was in command of all of His Majesty’s troops in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.  A variety of photographs are included in the display, from an early print of Queen Victoria in her coronation robes from the York Sunbury Historical Society collection to a photograph taken by the curator of Prince Charles during his recent visit.

Barry MacKenzie is a PhD student at the University of New Brunswick, currently working on a dissertation on Royal Tours to New Brunswick.  A native of Centre Napan, he received a Bachelor’s Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from St. Francis Xavier University in 2007, and a Master’s Degree from the University of New Brunswick in 2009. He is an avid genealogist and local historian, and is active as a member of the executive committee of the New Brunswick Branch of the Monarchist League of Canada.

This exhibit was funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage 2012 Diamond Jubilee Community Celebrations fund and the city of Fredericton Arts, Culture & Heritage Funding Program.  The Fredericton Region Museum is a registered charity operated by the York Sunbury Historical Society. The museum seeks to preserve the history of central New Brunswick through displays, publications, programs and a lecture series.  The museum is open to the public daily from 10am to 5pm until the end of August with off season hours beginning in September.  For more information, contact the museum office.

Fredericton’s History Museum Launches War of 1812 Travelling Exhibit!

Part of one of the maps included on one of the exhibit banners. Created by the Exhibitiion Intern, James, with the assistance of Rianna, a designer.

The War of 1812: A New Brunswick Perspective

This exhibit highlights how New Brunswick was affected by the War of 1812 and the role New Brunswick played in the outcome of the war. In the summer of 1812, the Americans declared war on the British Empire and sought to invade British North America. The residents of New Brunswick feared an American invasion and attempted to bolster their defences. No invasion occurred, but New Brunswick did send reinforcements to Upper Canada in the winter of 1813. The 104th Regiment of Foot began their march from Fredericton to Kingston on February 16, 1813. Although relatively unknown to modern residents of New Brunswick, the border separating New Brunswick and Maine was moved for a short period in 1814 to the Penobscot River as a result of a British campaign to occupy northern Maine. After the war, large numbers of disbanded British soldiers and Black Refugees from the American south came to settle in New Brunswick along the St. John River.

The exhibit consists of 5 bilingual (French and English) banners containing images and text in both English and French. Maps, portraits, pictures of artefacts, and pictures of locations with a connection to the War of 1812 are all part of the images on the panels. Along with the banners are optional components. One consists of 2 replicas of military uniforms that were worn by British officers and New Brunswick Militia during the war and the other is 4 printed images of firearms and swords used during the War. The exhibit is suitable for all age levels and is designed to intrigue and educate the public about the importance of the War of 1812 to the historical development both of Canada as a nation and of the region of New Brunswick.

The Fredericton Region Museum would like to thank the curator Bob Dallison for his knowledge and time for this project. A big thank you to our University of New Brunswick intern, James Kitchen, for his hard work. Thank you to Charlotte for the panel designs. This project was supported by the City ofFredericton through the Arts, Culture & Heritage Funding Program, the provincial government Exhibit Renewal program and the Federal War of 1812 Commemoration Fund.

Our Supporters

Fact Sheet for War of 1812 Travelling Exhibit (PDF) – For an updated list of host venues, please contact the Fredericton Region Museum office.

Check out our Facebook album for pictures of the exhibit.

From Black Bag to High Science Exhibit Opening

From Black Bag to High Science Exhibit Opening.

Fredericton Region Museum Opens New History Exhibit

Fredericton Region Museum Opens New History Exhibit.