Please check back regularly for new events --- especially for Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society (FRAMS) members.
Nov. 30 - Museum Appreciation Night
Nov. 20 - Talk & Tour: The Tsars' Cabinet
June 20 - FRAMS Annual General Meeting (AGM) and 30th Anniversary Celebration, Board of Director elections and recognition of longtime Friends members.In celebration of a mammoth friendship, FRAMS presented a special gift to the Royal Alberta Museum - a dessert plate from circa 1867 entitled 'Over the Mountain, near Jasper House', commemorating the travels of Milton and Cheadle, who were early adventure tourists. Look for more details about this significant artifact in the next issue of Friends' Notes newsletter.
June 13-14 - FRAMS charitable fundraising casino at Bacarrat Casino - Thank you to our 30 volunteers!
June 8 - Preview Event "Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs" - Congratulations to the 30 Best Buddy Contest winners and thanks to the 11 volunteer judges who are all FRAMS members.
May 29 - Inside Info: Talk & Tour - "Fashioning Feathers" - curator-led tour by Cathy Roy, Western Canadian History.
March 6 to April 13 - Best Buddy Contest! Thanks to everyone who told us something pawsitively wonderful about their dog. The Best Buddy Contest is presented by the Royal Alberta Museum in partnership with the Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society (FRAMS). In celebration of FRAMS 30th anniversary, volunteer judges from FRAMS have chosen 30 winners whose submissions will be framed and displayed as part of the exhibit "Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dogs". Look for the winning entries in the exhibit from June 9 to September 16th. www.royalalbertamuseum.ca
February 21 - Inside Info: Talk and Tour "Birds of Alberta" with Dr. Jocelyn Hudon
November 25 - Museum Appreciation Night for FRAMS members, Mammoth Pass holders, family and friends. Thanks go to our volunteers and everyone who attended this fun event! Congratulations to Sarah H., the winner of a behind-the-scenes museum tour for four with archaeology curator Jack Brink, plus a signed copy of his award-winning book: Imagining Head-Smashed-In: Aboriginal Buffalo Hunting on the Northern Plains.
November 8 - Inside Info: Talk and Tour - "A River Runs Through It"
September 30 to October 2 - FRAMS at Alberta Arts Days, Royal Alberta Museum
August 16 - Inside Info: Talk and Tour - "Creatures of the Abyss"
June 21 - FRAMS Annual General Meeting with guest speaker Chris Robinson
May 17 - Inside Info: Talk and Tour - "Fossils Gallery"
March 17 - "Wellsprings: A New Canadian Water Ethic" with
speaker and author Robert W. Sandford, Chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative in support of United Nations "Water for Life" Decade. FRAMS thanks RBC Blue Water Project, Royal Alberta Museum and the Delta Edmonton South Hotel & Conference Centre for their sponsorships of this speaker event and reception.
February 22 and 26 - Inside Info: Talk and Tour "Syncrude Gallery of Aboriginal Culture" (part 2 by popular request)
November 26 - Museum Appreciation Night
November 20 and 23 - Inside Info: Talk & Tour "Geology"
September 17-19 - FRAMS at Alberta Arts Days at Royal Alberta Museum
August 3 and 8 - Inside Info: Talk & Tour "Outside Mystery Tour"
July 22 and 23 - Fundraising Charitable Casino -thanks to our volunteers!
June 22 - FRAMS Annual General Meeting with guest speaker
June 1 and 5 - Inside Info: Talk and Tour "Wild Alberta Gallery"
February 23 - Inside Info: Talk and Tour "Natural Selections"
November 27 - Museum Appreciation Night
November 12 - DIAMONDS: Reception, Tour & Lecture with Pamela Strand, CEO of Shear Minerals, Ltd.
November 3 - Inside Info: Talk and Tour "Diamonds"
September 20 - FRAMS at Everyone for Edmonton Event
September 18-19 - FRAMS at Alberta Arts Days at Royal Alberta Museum
August 11- Inside Info: Talk and Tour "Syncrude Gallery of Aboriginal Culture"
May 19 - Inside Info: Talk and Tour " The Bug Room"
February 10 - NEW! Curator-led series designed for FRAMS members and their guests - Inside Info: Talk and Tour "Heights of Fashion"
November 28 - Museum Appreciation Night
October 5-6 - Fundraising Charitable Casino - thanks to our volunteers!
August 23- FRAMS at Everyone for Edmonton Event at Shaw Conference Centre
June 13 - "Dragons: Between Science & Fiction" opening co-sponsored by FRAMS
December 3-9 - Celebrating Mammoth Milestones - the Royal Alberta Museum’s 40th year and the Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society (FRAMS) 25th anniversary.
On December 3, 2007, Minister of Tourism, Parks, Recreation and Culture, Hector Goudreau and Dr. Bruce McGillivray accept a $32,200 cheque presented by FRAMS President Godfrey Huybregts, on behalf of the Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society, in support of Museum School.
November 8, 2007 - Robert Bateman Get to Know Evening
On November 8, 2007, FRAMS President Godfrey Huybregts and Vice President Marla J. Daniels met with renowned wildlife artist and conservationist Robert Bateman. Following the launch of his interactive science CD Get to Know, Bateman commented on his return to the Royal Alberta Museum, “I do feel like I’m coming home. This is a museum the way it should be. The (Wild Alberta) dioramas are spectacular. They are a priceless heritage – they’re SO good – they’re up there with the best in the world.”
July 23, 2007 - FRIAA $1.25 Million Presentation
On July 23, 2007, the Forest Resource Improvement Association of Alberta (FRIAA) invested $1.25 million, through FRAMS, to enrich the Wild Alberta Gallery at the Royal Alberta Museum over the next 10 years.
May 3, 2007 - The Southesk Collection Opening
On May 3, 2007, the Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society sponsored a preview for the exhibit Stories from the Southesk Collection: A 150-Year Journey. In 2006, the Museum's Ethnology Program acquired this important collection of First Nations and Metis artifacts that had been collected in 1859-60 by James Carnegie, the Ninth Earl of Southesk, during a trip through Western Canada.