Monthly Archives: July 2012

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Postcards from the Past!

Earlier this year, the Fredericton Region Museum was lucky enough to get donation that shows the personal life of a New Brunswick family almost 100 years ago! Miss Amelia Sara Ward (1896-1987) was born in Burton, New Brunswick, and lived most of her life in nearby Oromocto. Her family owned ‘Stocker’s Hotel’ in Oromocto, and [...]

By |2012-07-29T11:45:43+00:00July 29th, 2012|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Bubble Wrap Bride: Fredericton Region Museum Displays Wedding Gown of Local Opera Star

Marie Chavannes' wedding dress being prepared for exhibit at the Fredericton Region Museum. What do Fredericton, bubble-wrap, and opera all have in common? Stop into the Fredericton Region Museum on 571 Queen Street to find out! The local museum is now debuting an exhibit that showcases the lovely refurbished wedding gown of 1950s [...]

By |2012-07-19T13:00:09+00:00July 19th, 2012|Museum News - Archived|0 Comments

Construction of the Mactaquac Dam

Today, the Mactaquac  Dam is a prominent part of the central New Brunswick landscape. Owned and operated by NB Power, the dam has the capacity to generate 653 megawatts of electricity – nearly twenty percent of New Brunswick's total power demand! It's a pretty impressive feat of structural engineering (or is it...), and a local [...]

11 Year-Old Runs Tea Place at Fredericton Region Museum

Fredericton, NB – July 06, 2012 – Spencer Murgatroyd, a young Frederictonian is gearing up for her second summer at “Hannah`s Tea Place”, her budding business at the Fredericton Region Museum. Young entrepreneur, Spencer, sparked interest in the memoirs of Loyalist girl Hannah Ingraham after learning about the Ingraham Family from the Loyalists of Fredericton exhibit [...]