Children’s Afternoons at the Fredericton Region Museum!

This summer at the Fredericton Region Museum, we will be having children’s programs every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, beginning at the end of June! There will be a different fun theme each week! Keep reading to see all our different themes, and register using the form at the bottom of the page!

All About Trains! Age: 5-12. Dates: June 26th & 28th, 2012. Time: 2:00-4:00. Admission: $5.00 per child. You can learn all about trains and their New Brunswick history! We’ll even make our own trains to take home!

Hop into History with the Coleman Frog! Age: 5-12. Dates: July 3rd & 5th, 2012. Time: 2:00-4:00. Admission: $5.00 per child. Come in and learn the story of the gigantic Coleman Frog! There will also be frog-related activities and crafts!

The War of 1812 Age: 5-12. Dates: July 10th & 12th, 2012. Time: 2:00-4:00. Admission: $5.00 per child. Come see our newest exhibit, about the War of 1812! The United States declared war on Britain and its colonies, which included Canada. We’ll learn all about how the war related to Bew Brunswick and Fredericton, and we’ll do a War of 1812 craft!

Sports & Games! Age: 5-12. Dates: July 17th & 19th, 2012. Time: 2:00-4:00. Admission: $5.00 per child. Come play at the Fredericton Region Museum! We’ll learn and play old-fashioned games and sports.

The American Civil War Age: 5-12. Dates: July 24th & 26th, 2012. Time: 2:00-4:00. Admission: $5.00 per child. Learn the fascinating story of Sarah Edmonds – a Canadian woman who disguised herself as a man to fight in the American Civil War. Sarah might even be here to tell you about it herself!

Aboriginal Traditions Age: 5-12. Dates: July 31st & August 2nd, 2012. Time: 2:00-4:00. Admission: $5.00 per child. We’ll show you all of our interesting Aboriginal artefacts and teach you about their traditions in New Brunswick. You can even make an Aboriginal craft to take home!

Life in the Trenches Age: 5-12. Dates: August 7th & 9th, 2012. Time: 2:00-4:00. Admission: $5.00 per child. Discover the difficulties of living and fighting in trenches during World War I, and learn the history of Canada’s famous victory at Vimy Ridge.

La vie acadienne Age: 5-12. Dates: August 14th & 16th, 2012. Time: 2:00-4:00. Admission: $5.00 per child. Dress up as Acadians as you learn all about their history in New Brunswick. We’ll also do an Acadian craft!

A History of Art! Age: 5-12. Dates: August 21st & 23rd, 2012. Time: 2:00-4:00. Admission: $5.00 per child. Discover historic forms of art, and see how different they are from the art we see today! You can also show your creative side by making your own painting!

Pre-registration is recommended, as space is very limited! To pre-register, fill out the form at


About frederictonregionmuseum

The Fredericton Region Museum was founded in 1934 by the York-Sunbury Historical Society. The Society was formed in 1932 and now has members from all over North America, however, most are from Central New Brunswick. In 1969 the Museum found permanent headquarters in the Officer's Quarters (571 Queen Street) in the heart of downtown Fredericton. The Society and Museum remain a nonprofit enterprise with a small paid staff and numerous volunteers. They work tirelessly to create informative exhibits, organize programs and events as well as publish a local history periodical The Officers' Quarters. The Fredericton Region Museum is the home of the famous Coleman Frog. He is the 42lb wonder that lived in the Killarney Lake just north of Fredericton about 100 years ago. The Fredericton Region Museum is a gateway into the exciting history and diverse heritage of central New Brunswick. Because central New Brunswick is where the provincial capital is located, and because it served as a meeting place for Aboriginals, Loyalists, Acadian, and other European settlers, the Fredericton Region Museum is an excellent place to start. With over 4000 square feet of exhibit space and a collection of over 30,000 artefacts the museum is a fun and exciting way to look into our past.
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