Looking for submissions for upcoming cancer exhibit!

The Fredericton Region Museum in partnership with Dr. Krista Wilkins from the University of New Brunswick Faculty of Nursing are launching an exhibition in September entitled Stories of Those Affected by Cancer.  The exhibit will display original works (essays, poetry and children’s artwork) from the community about how cancer has affected their lives.  It will also include stories and photographs collected from Dr. Wilkins’ research on what it is like to have cancer multiple times.

If you or a loved one has been affected by cancer and are willing to share your story to be placed in the exhibit, please visit:

https://frederictonregionmuseum.wordpress.com/programs/cancer-exhibit-submissions/

The inspiration for this exhibit came from a collection of Swarovski crystal donated by Joan Maybee who is fighting cancer.  Pieces from the collection will act as the centerpiece to the exhibit and information about cancer will be displayed alongside local contributions.  Visitors to the exhibit will be able to participate in person!  We will have supplies available to write an essay / poem or to create a scrapbook page.  These will be added to the display.

We are pleased to have several supporters assisting us with the exhibit including A Pile of Scrap, the University of New Brunswick, the Cancer Society, the New Brunswick Literacy Coalition, Biff Mitchell and the Fredericton Public Library.

In partnership with Biff Mitchell and the Fredericton Public Library, the museum is hosting a short story writing workshop for those who want to contribute to our exhibit but are not sure how to get started.  The workshop will take place in the Chickadee Hall at the library on May 30th at 1pm.  If you are interested in attending, call the museum to have your name placed on the attendee list.

In partnership with Lynn Richard from A Pile of Scrap and the Fredericton Public Library, the museum is hosting a scrapbooking workshop for those who want to contribute to our exhibit but want to present their story in a creative manner or help to memorialize a loved one lost to cancer. The workshop will take place in the Wolastoq Room at the library on June 6th at 1pm.

We will be using a lot of scrap booking supplies and are looking for donations to add to our stock.  If you would like to make a donation, please deliver to the museum at 571 Queen Street.

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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