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1899 Charles Coghlen, founder of an actor's colony at Fortune, dies in Galveston, Texas. A great storm washes his body out of Lakeview Cemetery. The Daily Examiner reports its recovery, but Ripley later claims Coghlen floated clear back to Fortune. Believe It or Not!
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The news you need...from 1864
This week in 1864

Weekly website postings from the Public Archives and Records Office will give Islanders insight into life on Prince Edward Island in 1864 and will serve as a great way to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Charlottetown Conference.

1864 Almanac launched

A new almanac from the Public Archives and Records Office will provide readers with an overview of life on Prince Edward Island 150 years ago and will be a great addition to the 2014 celebrations.

Rediscovering our history
Purchase your own copy of the latest reprint of Meachamís 1880 Atlas for $29.95.

The Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation has commissioned a reprint of the most comprehensive property atlas ever published of Prince Edward Island. The new reprint of the Meacham's 1880 Atlas is on sale now.

PEI Museum Heritage Awards forms are now available at our 3 year round sites, right here on the website and a number of City and Town Halls across PEI!  We would be happy to mail one out to you.  Call 902-368-6600 for information.  Deadline for submissions of the forms is December 10, 2014.

The 2014 awards ceremonies will be heldTuesday February 17, 2015 at 7pm
in Beaconsfield's Carriage House, 2 Kent St., Charlottetown

Immediately below, is a link to the UPEI Robertson Library Website, where you may access all of the The Island Magazines, inlcuding those now out of print.



For Christmas!


Alex B. Campbell:
The PEI Premier Who Rocked the Cradle

Written by Wade MacLauchlan

This PEI Museum publication,
and many others, are available at all seven of our museums,
although 4 of the sites are seasonal.

In winter, the giftshops/bookstores at
Beaonsfield Historic House, Eptek Art & Culture Centre
and the Acadian Museum are open.  

Cost is $34.95 + 5% HST- Purchase on line at  (shipping extra)

In addition, this book is available at the following locations: 
(some locations are open summers only)
Avonlea Village, Carr's Lobster Pound, L. M. Montgomery Homestead, MacPhee' Save Easy and Souris Home Hardware, Cows Creamery, Anne of Green Gables Chocolates, PEI Preserve Co., PEI Brewing Co., The College of Piping and Celtic Performing Arts, Watermark Theatre, UPEI Bookstore and The Bookmark in the Charlottetown Mall.  Contact 902-368-6600 for information.

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