Cursive Conundrum

For many people in today’s society cursive writing is unreadable!  According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, Cursive means ‘flowing often with the strokes of successive characters joined and the angles rounded,’ while Conundrum ‘an intricate and difficult problem.’  What is all the fuss about cursive writing you ask? Cursive writing has

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HOCKEY

Hockey is many things — shinny on a frozen pond, the sweat-soaked smell of a locker room, a winning wrist shot, a roaring crowd. But most of all, it is an enduring national passion that brings Canadians together regardless of geography, language, gender or age. The New Brunswick Museum is

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Museums’ Choice: Fossil Favourites from across Canada

Until 31 January 2019: The New Brunswick Museum (NBM) is pleased to host the exhibition Museums’ Choice: Fossil Favourites from across Canada. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, members of the Alliance of Natural History Museums of Canada (ANHMC) have collaborated to develop a national travelling exhibition, produced

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Legacy of Victory: New Brunswick in the Wake of the First World War

2 November 2018 to 14 April 2019: To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the New Brunswick Museum is presenting a new exhibition, Legacy of Victory. Legacy of Victory: New Brunswick in the Wake of the First World War looks beyond the battleground to

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Fort La Tour National Historic Site

Ongoing: Visit the display on Fort La Tour National Historic Site. Menahgesk – Fort Sainte-Marie (Fort La Tour) – Portland Point is located on the shore of today’s Saint John harbour. It has a long history of human activity and occupation. Archaeological evidence shows that for at least 4000 years

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Fragments of Humanity

Fragments of humanity. Archaeology in Québec

Ongoing: Fragments of humanity. Archaeology in Québec is the first major exhibition entirely dedicated to Québec’s archaeology, and it celebrates 50 years of archaeological discoveries in Québec. Two hundred important pieces are included. Chosen from among work in collections and artefacts found in archaeological digs on more than 10,000 sites

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Music of the Eye

Music of the Eye II: Architectural Drawings of Saint John and Its Region

Ongoing: An exhibition celebrating Saint John’s architectural heritage, curated by Gary Hughes, NBM Curator of History and Technology. The city of Saint John, as we know it, was built as a response to the arrival of over 15,000 American Loyalists in its harbour in 1783, refugees from the American Revolution.

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Franklin

The Franklin Exploration

Ongoing: Franklin Museum Network Pop-Up Exhibit – The Franklin Exploration at the New Brunswick Museum. Led by Parks Canada and the Royal Ontario Museum, the Franklin Exploration Pop-up Exhibit highlights the story of the expedition as well as the discovery of HMS Erebus. This three-year national project will share the

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Artists See Architecture

Ongoing: Visit the Artists See Architecture display in the NBM foyer. Everything in sight and imagination can become an artist’s subject. Focused views of individual buildings; clustered houses rendered while looking out from the inside; constructions in miniature provide new perspectives on the architecture that we encounter each day. This

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A Circle of Life

Until 8 July 2018: Donald McGraw, originally from Pokemouche, NB, has been working as a representational artist since the early 1970s. In 2001, he envisioned a group of paintings that would acknowledge the presence and survival of Indigenous people who have inhabited, since time immemorial, this territory now known as

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