Tuesday Talks at Acadian Museum
July 24, 31, August 7 & 14
The 14th edition of Tuesday Talks at Acadian Museum continue on Tuesdays to August 14. Some talks will be delivered in French and others in English. The talks begin at 7 pm. Admission is free, donations appreciated. Refreshments will be served after each presentation. The Acadian Museum of PEI is located in Miscouche on Highway 2, 10 km west of Summerside. Info: 902-432-2880. Upcoming talks are as follows:
July 24, hear Historian Earle Lockerby present (in English) Island Acadians of the 1760s and the issue of the oath of allegiance to the British Crown.
On July 31, Georges Arsenault will talk (in French) about traditional wedding banquets served in Acadian homes on the Island up the the 1960s.
August 7 Dr. Doug Sobey will lecture on the history of log houses on PEI.
On August 14 singer Jeannita Bernard will lead a discussion on “La Cuisine à Mémé,” a popular dinner theater held at the Étoile de Mer Restaurant, in Mont-Carmel, from 1985 to 2003.
Keir Memorial Museum Summer Talks 2018
July 25, August 1, 8 & 15
Upcoming talks are: July 25, The Story of the Marco Polo and The Involvement of Thomas Gallant by Phillip Gallant; August 1, John Geddie D.D., From Spring Brook, PEI to the South Pacific- Missionary Life Among the Cannibals by Ian Carter; August 8, Georgina Pope Canadian Military Nurse by Katherine Dewar; and August 15, The History of Log Houses on Prince Edward Island by Doug Sobey.
St. Andrew’s Chapel Talks
July 22 & 29
Talks will be held at St. Andrew’s Chapel through the summer.
Professor Peter Ludlow will speak on “ The Canny Scott,” Archbishop James Morrison, and the roots of the Antigonish Movement on July 22 at 2 pm. An Island native of Savage Harbour, he was influenced by his heritage and by his experiences as a priest on PEI. In 1928, Bishop James Morrison (1861-1950) of Antigonish, NS was instrumental in the organizing of the St. Francis Xavier University Extension Dept, “the Antigonish Movement.” In this talk Dr. Peter Ludlow, the author of The Canny Scot: Archbishop Morrison of Antigonish, will speak on Morrison’s career and links with PEI.
On July 29 at 2 pm professor Robert Dennis will make a presentation on the idea of St. Dunstan’s University. Dr. Dennis examines the history of the University from the mid-1950s to 1969 and seeks to understand how Saint Dunstan’s reconfigured in this period. Chapel is 2 miles east of Mt. Stewart, St. Peters Rd.
Potato Head Blues
Potato Head Blues, a multi-media presentation on the 1958 appearance of Louis Armstrong & His All Stars in Charlottetown, will be given by Jim Hornby July 23 at 7 pm at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House, Charlottetown, a Fox House Production presented in association with TD PEI Jazz & Blues Festival and sponsored by the Black Cultural Society of PEI, Innovation PEI, and the PEI Community Cultural Partnership Program.