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1780 Governor Patterson, an Irishman, forwards to Britain an act re-naming St. John's Island "New Ireland." The act is disallowed because the name is already taken and, besides, the colony should petition for a change, not legislate one. The Island isn't crazy about Britain's suggestions: New Guernsey or New Anglesea.
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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.


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!


Book Launch

Callbecks of Bedeque: A Century of Island Enterprise, by Boyde Beck
Saturday, August 1 - 1:30pm


The Bedeque Area Historical Museum is doing a launch for the
Callbeck book at the William Callbeck Centre. The public is invited to attend!
The William Callbeck Centre and The Bedeque Area Historical Museum
are both located at 950 Callbeck Street, Bedeque.
Museum Contact Info:
(902)-887-3009
bahsmuseum@outlook.com


 

 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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