Architectural Lecture Series
Every Monday in January
The Institute for Architectural Studies and Conservation would like to invite everyone with an interest in older homes to their lecture series at 7 pm on Monday evenings to January 29 at Beaconsfield Carriage House, 2 Kent Street, Charlottetown. Admission is free. Donations are gratefully accepted.
This year under the heading “Greening the Heritage Home” they consider why architectural conservation is important and show how heritage homes can be made energy efficient without damaging their charm or well-being.
Upcoming lectures are as follows: January 22, The Window Project: Surprising things you don't know about heritage windows; and January 29, Energy Efficiency in Older Homes. Info: 902-368-6603
Clyde River History Lecture Series
January 27, February 10 & 24
On January 27 from 1:30–3:30 pm, Dr. David Keenlyside will present "An overview of the work of the PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation." The Foundation manages seven PEI museums (Elmira Railway Museum, Basin Head Fisheries Museum, Orwell Corner Historic Village and Agriculture Heritage Museum, Beaconsfield Historic House, Eptek Art & Culture Centre, Acadian Museum, and Green Park Shipbuilding Museum & Yeo House) and is responsible for more than 90,000 artifacts. The Foundation also manages the PEI Museum & Heritage Awards and publishes Island Magazine. David will offer an update on the current work of the Foundation and some guidance on how you can help preserve Island history.
On February 10 from 1:30–3:30 pm, JoDee Samuelson will present "Watermills in PEI, especially those in Clyde River." For her Master of Arts in Island Studies from UPEI, JoDee wrote her thesis on water-powered mills on Prince Edward Island and Gotland Island, Sweden. Her interest in mills began while she lived in Clyde River, across the river from the Dixon/Scott Mill and down the road from the Beer's Sawmill on the Bannockburn Road. JoDee will pass along her research on the mills on the Clyde River that at one time provided flour, oatmeal, and sawn lumber for a prosperous ambitious community.
On February 24 from 1:30–3:30 pm, Dr. Lewis Newman will present "Changes and Improvements in Medicine & Medical Technology in my Time." Dr. Newman's presentation will reference vaccines, Small Pox, Malaria, Polio, artificial limbs, artificial joints, organ transplants, thermometers, endoscopies, CT/MRI/PET scans, blood glucose monitoring, insulin pump, cataract surgery, key-hole surgery, artificial insemination, oral contraceptives, and gene therapy. He will also touch on the Tuberculosis pandemic that affected almost all Island families in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
Irish Heritage Short Courses
Beginning February 5
Summerside's Role in Ban The Automobile: Instrument of Death