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1863 Eliza Jane MacFarlane is born at Carleton. She will study law in Colorado, move to California, and eventually become the first woman in North America ever to be named an assistant district attorney.
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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 Seasonal
Sites Set to Open!

  Opening June 1 are Elmira Railway Museum
and Basin Head Fisheries Museum.
Open on June 3 is Green Park
Shipbuilding Museum & Yeo House.
Orwell Corner will open on June 8.
Programming will be posted on our website
and on our  Facebook page when available.
Make plans to visit PEI and come see us!
Call 902-368-6600 weekdays
for information and, ask about our Passport


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

His Honour, H. Frank Lewis, Lt. Governor of PEI,  Honourary Chair of the
Samuel Holland 250 Commemorations Committee
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.

Various public activities including a monthly lecture series, an education program integrated into the school curriculum for multiple grade levels, as well as an overall awareness campaign will commemorate the 250th anniversary. The highlight of the Samuel Holland 250 Commemorations will be the restoration and display of Samuel Holland's original 1765 map of Prince Edward Island which will be part of an exhibit at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery later this year.

The Samuel Holland 250 Commemorations Committee is spearheading the commemorations under the leadership of Chair David Keenlyside, Executive Director of the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation, with His Honour, Lieutenant Governor H. Frank Lewis, serving as the Committee’s Honourary Chair.

“We are very pleased and grateful that His Honour, H. Frank Lewis, has graciously agreed to serve as the Honourary Chair of the Samuel Holland 250 Commemorations Committee,” said David Keenlyside. “The Lieutenant Governor avidly supports promoting Prince Edward Island’s history and heritage. He will be a wonderful, energetic champion of the many activities organized to commemorate this important anniversary.”The commemorations will also provide an ideal opportunity to celebrate and explore Prince Edward Island.  Contact Andrew Sprague, Communications Officer  -   (902) 368-5535

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