The public is invited to attend the Fredericton Region Museum’s free annual Open House on Sunday August 19, 2018 from 12 noon to 5 pm! Check out the museum’s brand new exhibits – including a digitally animated projection of the first Loyalist winter at Point Sainte Anne, our innovative Suitcase Stories Exhibit and Multimedia Installation, Bill Saunders’ “Baseball Hill” Exhibit and beautiful Sandwith Stained Glass Window.
Meet our Artist-in-Residence, Patrick Nelson who finds inspiration in his Aboriginal roots.
Kids can go on a costumed guided tour, play games and learn about artefact handling from our skilled collections staff.
And enjoy a FREE cup of Turkish coffee from Roticana Coffee Company while listening to the music of Frantically Atlantic on our newly restored balcony – all for FREE!
Schedule of Events
12 NOON to 1 pm: Exhibits Launch and Artist in Residence
- Meet Artist in Residence Patrick Nelson whose art is inspired by his Aboriginal roots
- Don’t miss the launch of our 3 new exhibits including:
- Suitcase Stories – Histoire de valise: an exploration of cultural identity through the objects that immigrants and newcomers bring with them to Canada
- The Loyalists at Point Sainte Anne: a recreation of the Loyalist Encampment at Pointe Saint Anne in October 1783 using digital animation to create an immersive experience of what life was like that terrible first winter.
- Baseball Hill: History of Baseball in Fredericton and Marysville, featuring Baseball legend Bill Saunders’ collection of baseball memorabilia
1 and 2 and 4 pm: Costumed Guided Tours
- Kids can take part in costumed guided tours of the Museum at 1 and 2 and 4 pm
1:30 and 3:30 pm: Collections Demonstrations
- Check out the demonstrations by our Collections Team at 1:30 and 3:30 pm.
3 pm: Music by Frantically Atlantic
- Listen to music by Frantically Atlantic on the Balcony at 3 pm.
- GAMES for children and families
- FREE Coffee and Refreshments on the Balcony provided by ROTICANA COFFEE Company
- Sweets and cake provided by the Fredericton Region Museum