31 July 2008

Celebrate all things New Brunswick on August 4th at the New Brunswick Museum

What makes New Brunswick great? Find out with a visit to the New Brunswick Museum on New Brunswick Day, August 4th, from noon to 5 pm. Admission is free and everyone is welcome for an afternoon filled with activities and entertainment celebrating the wonders of our province.

Great music will be heard throughout the galleries beginning with the enchanting sea songs and sea shanties of Before the Mast from 1 to 2 pm on level three. Come and hear great fiddle music in the Lumber Camp with two New Brunswick entertainers – Winston Crawford and Robert Crawford from 1:30 to 3 pm.

Enjoy our new temporary exhibition Prized Possessions: The Arrival of the Loyalists in New Brunswick. This exhibition commemorates the 225th anniversary of the arrival of the Loyalists in New Brunswick. Drawing from the collections of the New Brunswick Museum, this exhibition tells the stories of Loyalist families through the treasured possessions which accompanied them, focusing on the period from 1783 to 1800.

Wander throughout the galleries and discover the Grandfather Canoe; whale skeletons from the Bay of Fundy; fossils of giant trilobites; scorpions and mastodons; and creations of New Brunswick's talented artists. From whale baleen to beaver pelts, enjoy interactive activities in the galleries. Don't forget to visit the Discovery Gallery - a special place for children to discover the stories of New Brunswick.

There is something for everyone to enjoy at the NBM on New Brunswick Day! New Brunswick Museum, Market Square. For more information: (506) 643-2300 or toll-free 1-888-268-9595

For further information:
Jane Fullerton
(506) 643-2351