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1828 Tignish-native Sylvain-Ephrem Perrey becomes the first Roman Catholic priest ever ordained on Prince Edward Island when he is raised to the priesthood by Bishop Angus MacEachern.
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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.

Showcasing heritage in 2014
(L-R): PEI 2014 Community Advisory Committee Chair John Horrelt; UPEI Canadian Studies Coordinator Sharon Myers; Tourism and Culture Minister Robert Henderson; and PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation Executive Director Dr. David Keenlyside.

Two major conferences focusing on heritage themes are coming to Prince Edward Island in 2014 thanks to support from the PEI 2014 Fund.

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 National Trust Conference - October 2 - 4, 2014
Confederation Centre of the Arts
Check the Link Below for All Information!

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.

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