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1911 After decades of protests over discontinuous communication between the Island and the rest of Canada, Prime Minister Robert Borden promises establishment of a modern car ferry service. Thus, Port Borden is born.
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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.

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 has been extended to December 20, 2014.

The 2014 awards ceremonies will be held
Tuesday 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.


The PEI Museum Wishes Everyone
the Very Best for This Holiday Season! 


For Christmas!


Callbeck’s of Bedeque: A Century of Island Enterprise
by Boyde Beck - $24.95

For Christmas Giving -  For Sale at  Eptek, the Acadian Museum,
Beaconsfield and The Bookmark in the Charlottetown Mall  
Call 902-368-6600 for information!
This PEI Museum publication, in partnership with the Bedeque Area Historical Society, is the story of how Callbeck's developed over three generations - Will Callbeck, who started the business as a tailor shop in 1891; his son Ralph, who developed it into one of the biggest country stores in the country (and who opened one of the first, if not the first, supermarkets on PEI in the mid-1950s);
and Ralph's children, Bill and Catherine, who carried the business through to the 21st century. 
It is also a story about general stores, how important they
were in community life and how they faded away as rural
Prince Edward Island began to change in the late 20th century.

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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