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100th Anniversary of Memorial Hall 💯
September 8 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join us Friday, September 8th for UNB’s Memorial Hall’s 100th Anniversary Event
You’re invited to celebrate the Centenary Anniversary of UNB’s beautiful Memorial Hall on Friday, September 8th. Festivities involve a photography exhibition chronicling the history of Memorial Hall, a video showcasing people’s memories and a Memory Book. In addition, Theatre UNB will present scenes from Bard in the Barracks’ Much Ado about Nothing.
Celebrations also include a BBQ, Buskers, live music with the Alex Bailey Swing Band, and of course cake! Events kick-off at 5 p.m.
Memorial Hall has a full and varied history. Built to commemorate the 35 students and alumni who lost their lives in World War I, Memorial Hall was the original home for the chemistry and chemical engineering departments. It also hosted many university convocations and Founders Day events, as well as the annual Christmas Party featuring a puppet show and President Dr. Colin B. Mackay reading ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Many also remember it as a venue for UNB’s famed Red ‘n’ Black Revue!
Today, Memorial Hall is the hub for the Fine Arts at UNB and home to the vibrant UNB Art Centre, the Centre for Musical Arts and Theatre UNB. It regularly plays host to live theatre, concerts, art exhibitions and more.
Join us Friday, September 8th for this exciting celebration! Memorial Hall is located at 9 Bailey Drive on the UNB Fredericton campus. The exhibition will be on display until October 27.
For more information, please contact:
Marie E. Maltais, Director, UNB Art Centre
Thank you to the College of Extended Learning, UNB Faculty of Arts and the City of Fredericton for their generous support of this project.