Education

Educational Programs

The New Brunswick Military History Museum offers an enriching educational experience. Our knowledgeable staff will answer questions and offer amazing facts about the exhibits you will see, including medals, uniforms and letters. The Museum welcomes school field trips as well as group visits and promises an enjoyable and educational experience.

*Please book your visit at least 2 days in advance: Call (506) 422-1304 or email us at info@nbmilitaryhistorymuseum.ca.

Blast from the Past

The New Brunswick Military History Museum will be offering youth-orientated weekly programs, named Blast from the Past, on various historic themes each week such as: The French & Indian War, War of 1812, NB’ers in the US Civil War and the Fenian Raids, the First World War, the Second World War, the Cold War, UN operations, and NATO operations.

The programs will take place every Friday afternoon starting at 1:30 p.m., from July 15 to September 2nd, and will entail a variety of activities:

– First person scenarios;
– Brief video presentations;
– Crafts;
– Hands-on activities (i.e.: mock battles and competitions); and
– A debrief with questions and answers.

Each program will last approximately 2 to 3 hours and is geared for children aged 5 to 12 years.

The cost is $2 per person. Group bookings are welcome.

You can register by calling the museum at 422-2000, extension 1304. Or you can e-mail the museum to register your child at info@nbmilitaryhistorymuseum.ca

 

Program Fees

  • Group of 10-30 students/adults $50
  • Group of 30 or more students/adults $75
  • Veterans/Current service members – free

Please note: Veterans or current service members not in uniform will be asked to show I.D. Thanks.

 

School Visits

School groups are welcome at NBMHM. During an interactive tour, students are guided through the museum’s permanent collection. A visit to the Museum is a great way to engage students of all ages. As part of the tour, students will view artifacts and works of art while we explore various topics. You may decide which topics you would like us to emphasize as part of your education program.

 

OHS – WWI Program

Nov 2014
 

Leo Hayes High School – WWI Workshop

The students from Leo Hayes took part in a hands-on WWI workshop where they were able to see and touch reproduction uniforms and web gear that Canadian troops would have worn during the First World War. They also heard a social perspective about the war and the lasting effects it had both on the men at the front and when they came home to their loved ones.
May 2015
 

 

Outreach Programs

During the week of Remembrance, the New Brunswick Military History Museum’s Executive Director was invited as a guest speaker to John Caldwell Public School in Grand Falls, NB. Here is a photo of him doing a first person impression of a New Brunswicker telling the students what he experienced while participating in a trench raid against a German position during the First World War. In the next photo, Mr. Fekner is posing with the MLA and the MP for the Grand Falls area. Its always good to see our elected officials attend Remembrance Day activities at our local schools.

 

At the Lest We Forget event in Moncton on November 11, the New Brunswick Military History Museum participated by setting up a temporary exhibit to showcase uniforms and equipment used by all Canadian soldiers during the First World War.
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Fredericton Regional Museum’s Summer Camp – US Civil War and the NB Connection

The Director/Curator, Greg Fekner, of the New Brunswick military History Museum at 5 CDSB Gagetown was kindly requested by the Fredericton Regional Museum to deliver a variety of interactive programs during its week long March Through History Program. During that week, the kids were taught about New Brunswick’s connection to the US Civil War. Mr. Fekner got into character by role playing a Union soldier in Lincoln’s service during the first few months of the war and encouraged the students to participate by having them put on reproduction clothing and accoutrements that would’ve been worn by both Union and Confederate soldiers. The students also got the opportunity to actively participate in a safe yet controlled mock battle re-enactment and bayonet challenge where their skills and expertise were tested.
July 2015
 

Fredericton Regional Museum’s Summer Camp – The French & Indian War and the American Revolutionary War and their effect on the Acadians.

The Director/Curator, Greg Fekner, of the New Brunswick Military History Museum at 5 CDSB Gagetown was kindly requested by the Fredericton Regional Museum to deliver a variety of interactive programs during its week long March Through History Program. During that week, the kids were taught about the French & Indian War and how it affected the Acadian population in what is now the province of New Brunswick. Mr. Fekner got into character by role playing a French Marine and encouraged the students to participate by having them put on reproduction clothing and accoutrements that would’ve been worn by Rangers and regular English soldiers. The students were taught about the significance of French and Native relations and the story about the Siege of Fort Beausejour. The students were also encouraged to get into character by putting on reproduction clothing and accoutrements that would’ve been worn by British soldiers as they learned about the Eddy Rebellion and New Brunswick’s connection to the American Revolutionary War.
July 2015

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Links of Interest

Canadian War Museum

Parks Canada (Fort Beausejour, St. Andrews Block House)

New Brunswick Museum

York-Sunbury Museum

Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum

The Memory Project

HMCS Fredericton

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation Digital Archives

For King and Empire, Canada’s Soldiers in the Great War

National Film Board

The Regimental Rogue, the RCR in the Great War

The War Amps

Canadian Military History Gateway

The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada Regimental Museum