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1868 A three-man Congressional delegation headed by the notorious General Benjamin "Beast" Butler departs the Island endorsing the idea of free trade between Prince Edward Island and the U.S. Congress isn't interested.
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Heritage Conference bursary opportunity
The conference bursary is made possible thanks to funding support from PEI 2014 Inc.

The Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation (PEIMHF) is offering a bursary program to assist Islanders and organizations in to attend the Heritage Canada The National Trust Conference 2014, Heritage Builds Resilience, being held in Charlottetown, October 2-4, 2014.

Captured through a Different Lens photo contest
Captured through a different lens
The deadline to submit entries is September 9, 2014.

The Eptek Centre is launching a new photo contest that challenges Islanders to look at their local surroundings with a critical eye and re-create past images for a chance to win cash prizes.

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.

Heritage Canada The National Trust Conference 2014
Charlottetown, PE   October 2 - 4
Conference Busary for Islanders - Information

Heritage Canada National Trust Conference - October 2 - 4, 2014

Confederation Centre of the Arts

Applications for Islanders requesting assistance with admissions fees for this conference, are also available at Beaconsfield Historic House - 2 Kent St.  Charlottetown  C1A 1M6  Any completed applications filled in, on-line (print off and return) or hard copy, must be returned to PEI Museum administrative offices, attn:  David Keenlyside. 

Heritage Canada
The National Trust Conference 2014

Charlottetown, PEI    October 2-4, 2014

 Conference Bursary

Deadline for Receipt of Completed
Application: September 5, 2014

 Thanks to generous funding from PEI 2014 Inc., the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation (PEIMHF) is pleased to offer a bursary program to assist individuals and organizations in Prince Edward Island in attending the Heritage Canada The National Trust Conference 2014, Heritage Builds Resilience, being held in Charlottetown, October 2-4, 2014.

Be Part of Canada’s Largest Heritage Learning and Networking Event

The Heritage Canada The National Trust conference is the largest heritage conservation conference in Canada. Over 350 delegates are expected in Charlottetown this year and these will come from a wide range of backgrounds from across Canada: heritage advocates, museums volunteers, heritage professionals and architects, municipal planners, academics, real estate developers and the construction industry. Created in 1973, Heritage Canada The National Trust (HCNT)formerly the Heritage Canada Foundation, is a national charity that inspires and leads action to save historic places, and promotes the care and wise use of our historic environment.

The bursary is open to all residents of Prince Edward Island who are active as an employee or volunteer in a heritage organization, industry, development organization, or municipality. More than one representative per organization may apply. Funding will be allocated on a competitive basis to provide equal opportunity to individuals and organizations across the province.  Evaluation criteria include a demonstrated interest in built heritage, connection to a not-for-profit organization, as well as the number of people attending from any one organization and/or region.

The bursary program will pay for one full early bird conference registration fee ($350).  It will also provide a maximum of $100 for travel/accommodation expenses. If claiming mileage, please calculate exact mileage from point of origin to Charlottetown and return at the rate of 47c/km. Funds will be disbursed only after PEIMHF has received confirmation of expenditures.


Name of Institution/Organization:_________________________________________________________

Name of Contact:_______________________________________________________________________

Job Title:______________________________________________________________________________



Postal Code:_______________________

Phone: _________________________________


If different, Name of Delegate to attend Conference:


Briefly, please explain your interest in built heritage and your reason(s) for attending the conference:


Are you planning on attending any preconference workshops? If yes, which ones?__________________



                                                                  Cost                                  Amount Requested

Registration Fee:                                                                        

Travel Expense:                                                                                                           


TOTAL EXPENSES:                                                                          

Financial Assistance

Please give the name(s) of other organizations that you have applied to for funding:

( 1) Name:_______________________________________________________________



(2) Name:__________________________________________________________________



Terms of Agreement

I confirm that the information provided is accurate.  I agree to respect the decision of the PEIMHF Bursary Review Board and understand that it cannot be appealed.  If I am awarded a bursary I will renounce all claims to funds if the event is cancelled or postponed. A final expense report confirming all conference related expenses is a requirement and is to be submitted by October 31, 2014.

Signature: ___________________________________________________________

Date: _______________________________________________________________

Deadline for Receipt of Complete Applications:
September 5, 2014

Please send completed applications to:  
Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation

Email:                  Fax: (902) 368-6608

Mailing Address: 2 Kent Street, Charlottetown, PE C1A 1M6

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.

2014 marks the 150th anniversary of the 1864 Charlottetown Conference

– the event that led to the creation of Canada.  Reason to celebrate? We think so! Year-long, province-wide events, festivals and celebrations will commemorate this landmark event and you’re invited.  Join us in PEI for a celebration 150 years in the making! For information on all things PEI 2014, visit


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

Written by Wade MacLauchlan, this PEI Museum publication is available at all seven of our museums.
Cost is $34.95 + 5% HST


In addition, this book is available at the following locations:
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.

PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation Island Magazine



PEI Museum and Heritage Lecture Series


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