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NEXT150 for young leaders

Young emerging leaders in Atlantic Canada are invited to participate in NEXT150 Atlantic Canada Conf [ ... ]

Acadian Museum of P.E.I.

Dansez: Acadian Dance Traditions on P.E.I., Past and Present presents the joy of Acadian dance through photos, video and audio clips. On view are the permanent exhibition and video The Island Acadians: The Story of a People—celebrating the vitality of the Island’s Acadian and francophone community and its accomplishments in the fields of French education, culture, economy, and community organizations. Acadian genealogy/archives. A Museum and Heritage PEI site. Mon–Fri 9 am–5 pm, Sun 1–4 pm. Miscouche, Rte 2. 902-432-2880

 

Bedeque Area Historical Museum

Bedeque Area Historical Society’s exhibition on the United Empire Loyalist settlers of the area is on view. Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm, Sunday 1–5 pm. William Callbeck Centre, Central Bedeque

 

Beaconsfield Historic House

Built in 1877, Beaconsfield was considered one of Charlottetown’s finest homes. With eight fireplaces, imported chandeliers and encaustic tiling, it was also equipped with all the modern conveniences of the time. Today, Beaconsfield Historic House is as an example of Victorian architecture with many original features intact and has a fascinating story to tell. It is open year-round for tours, hosts special events in its Carriage House and has a small giftshop and bookstore on site. During the month of June, Beaconsfield is open for tours Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm and Sundays from 1–4 pm. Admission is charged.

 

Farmer’s Bank of Rustico Museum and Doucet House 

Interpreters in period costume, exhibition Farm and Fishing Implements of the Past, heritage gardens, genealogy research by appointment, craft demos. www.farmersbank.ca; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 2188 Church Rd, Rte 243N, Rustico. 963-3168

 

MacNaught History Centre and Archives

Discover your Island roots. Learn more about PEI history. Archival staff will assist in the use of genealogical resources by appt. Exhibits include John A. MacDonald’s pocket watch. Tue–Sat 10 am–4 pm. Tue 5–8 pm. 75 Spring St, Summerside.

 

Model Shipbuilding Museum

View an extensive collection of model ships, replicas of ships through the ages crafted by many artisans, both known and anonymous. St. Peters Bay.

 

PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation sites

The PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation operates 7 provincial museums and heritage sites across PEI: Basin Head Fisheries Museum, Elmira Railway Museum, Orwell Corner Historic Village, Green Park Shipbuilding Museum & Yeo House, Beaconsfield Historic House, Eptek Art & Culture Centre, and the Acadian Museum. Info: www.peimuseum.com. 368-6600.

 

PEI Regiment Museum

PEI’s Footsteps in the Great War covers the history of the Regiment and PEI during the First War. This exhibit talks about the various Regiments that left PEI and the Navy, Air War, First Nations and Home Front. The Regiment Museum has also launched a You Tube video that takes the visitor on a tour of the museum hosted by some of their cadets. You can find this on their website at www.peiregimentmuseum.ca. The PEI Regiment Museum is open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm and Thursday from 7 to 9 pm at 3 Haviland Street in Charlottetown.CPEI Regiment Museum

 

St. Andrew’s Chapel Historic Site

The chapel is a reconstruction of the first church built at St. Andrew’s (1805). In 1864 it was hauled to Charlottetown over ice on the Hillsborough River and renovated to become St. Joseph’s Convent School. After being damaged by fire in1987 the surviving walls of the historic structure were returned to St. Andrew’s and used to construct the Chapel. Its builder, Angus Bernard MacEachern, first Bishop of Charlottetown, lies buried in the adjacent crypt. His pioneering work is commemorated by nearby National Historic Sites Monument. 3 km east of Mount Stewart, Rte 2.

 

There are many other community museums in PEI. Ask the locals for interesting museums in their area. The Community Museums Association of Prince Edward Island also has a list of approximately 40 community museums at www.museumspei.ca.

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