|Original Moncton Museum|
20 Mountain RoadMoncton, New Brunswick
Resurgo Place will be the new home of the Moncton Museum, the Transportation Discovery Centre and the main Moncton Visitor Information Centre. It is located at 20 Mountain Road in downtown, Moncton, NB and is currently under construction and renovation. After an extensive consultation process with community stakeholders and school children, the new name, Resurgo Place and a new logo was unveiled in March of 2013. The name Resurgo which means “I rise again” is Latin and is the first motto (1890) of the City of Moncton.
The Free Meeting House (1821) and Cemetery which are located adjacent to Resurgo Place were designated as a National Historic Site in 1990.
The new 31,000 square foot facility, scheduled to re-open to the public in 2014, will include new galleries, an interactive exhibition focusing on different modes of transportation, an education centre, a gift shop, a research centre, a small cafe and an indoor public area designed to preserve the sandstone façade of the former City Hall (1916). Hands on interactive programming will be available to the public as well as special events and programs. Travelling exhibits will complement Resurgo Place’s programming.
The new complex will also house collections, photographs and archives related to the history of Moncton. The permanent exhibitions will focus on Moncton’s rich history including displays devoted to Moncton’s transportation history. Shipbuilding, the railway and aviation have played a major role in the development of Moncton as a city and as a commercial centre since the early 19th century.
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