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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.


We have a new page on our website!  

Click on the Kensington Locomotive button on the right and it will take you to history
and images of the Kensington Railway Station and our locomotive "parked" out back!  
Call 902-368-6600 for information!


Holland 250 Lectures and Events


JUNE 23RD - Settling Lot 17 Lecture Series - Mapping the Island and Lot 17 

Lecture by Doug Sobey on Tuesday June 23, 2015, 7:30pm
at the Acadian Museum in Miscouche.
Admission is free, donations gratefully accepted.


JUNE 30TH - Settling Lot 17 Lecture Series - The Loyalists of Lot 17
as Seen From the Community Archives

Lecture by Fred Horne on Tuesday June 30, 2015, 7:30pm at Eptek Centre in Summerside. 
Admission is free, donations gratefully accepted.

JULY 3RD & 4TH - Friends & Family of Samuel Holland:A Celebration of Lot 28

Activities include a cemetery tour, unveiling of the Samuel Holland Lane sign,
walk the lot, tea party, vignette, and more.
Register with the Tryon and Area Historical Society c/o Fran
at 902-658-2509 or tfalbrecht@bellaliant.net


 

JULY 5TH - The Confederation Centre Art Gallery in partnership
with the PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation will open
 "Imperial Designs: Samuel Holland's 1765 Map and
the Making of Prince Edward Island"

Samuel Holland 250 is pleased to sponsor this exhibit welcoming home Holland's map to PEI.
Sunday, July 5th at 2:00 pm (Opening Reception in Memorial Hall) - All are welcome.

JULY 6TH - Art Talk with Lucy Angus
Project Conservator at The National Archives,UK

Ms. Angus is the conservator of the Samuel Holland map will give an illustrated presentation
at the Confederation Centre of the Arts,
on Monday, July 6 at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

 

                               JULY 7TH - Settling Lot 17 Lecture Series
                                   The Acadian Settlement of Lot 17
                                      a lecture by Georges Arsenault
               on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 7:30pm at the Acadian Museum in Miscouche
                          Admission is free, donations gratefully accepted.  

 

 

 Highlighting the Impact of
Samuel Holland's Wor
k
on Island Identity

www.samuelholland250pei.ca


Roy Main, City of Charlottetown Chief Administrative Officer; David Keenlyside, Executive Director of the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation and Chair of the 250 Commemorations Committee; and City Councillor Edward Rice unveil a plaque located at the city waterfront, dedicated to Samuel Holland and his work. June 9, 2015


His Honour, H. Frank Lewis, Lt. Governor of PEI,  Honourary Chair of the
Samuel Holland 250 Commemorations Committee
and
Committee Chair, David Keenlyside,
Executive Director of the PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation


In 2015, to mark the 250th anniversary of the completion of Samuel Holland’s map of Prince Edward Island, a series of promotional and educational activities will pay tribute to Captain Holland.

“Samuel Holland’s work was a great influence on the development of Prince Edward Island. This important anniversary is an opportunity to raise awareness of the impact of his map on our province,” said Premier Robert Ghiz.

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