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1877 Get 'em while they last. While buffalo are being hunted to extinction on the Great Plains, Fenton Newbery & Co. is doing a roaring business in buffalo robes. A bale of them go on auction today in Charlottetown.
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Birds of a Feather
These lovely Cedar Waxwings enjoy the bird bath at Beaconsfield Historic House.
These lovely Cedar Waxwings enjoy the bird bath at Beaconsfield Historic House.

The Cedar Waxwings, crows, bluejays, starlings, sparrows and chickadees, along with the occasional fox, all enjoy the cool water in the garden at Beaconsfield.

Rediscovering our history
Purchase your own copy of the Compact Meachamís 1880 Atlas for $29.95.

The Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation has this and many other publications, including the Island Magazine, for sale in it's gift shops at all seven sites.

Ladies Gathering at Yeo House
These gracious ladies approach the veranda of Yeo House

The costumed staff of Green Park Shipbuilding Museum & Yeo House approach the veranda, seeking relief from the summer heat and perhaps a cool glass of lemonade. The site is open in summer and is an ideal spot for a picnic and a tour!

The PEI Museum's Locomotive in Kensington
The PEI Museum locomotive, located behind the Kensington Railway Station

This huge engine belongs to the PEI Museum and sits right behind the old Kensington Railway station. It has been refurbished with fresh paint and is protected by an attractive fence. It's an attraction within the community and brings train buffs in from all over.

Beaconsfield Historic House Approching a Summer Evening
Beaconsfield Historic House in Charlottetown  on a  Summer Evening
Beaconsfield Historic House in Charlottetown on a Summer Evening

Toward the end of a summer day, Beaconsfield Historic House is looking as welcoming as always. Open for tours year round, hosting various events and lectures in the carriage house, it also houses administrative offices for the PEI Museum on the third floor. The harbour just in sight behind it, gives an glimpse of the wonderful view from the veranda.


PEI Museum Heritage Awards Forms

If you would like PEI Museum  Heritage Awards forms sent to you, please call   902-368-6600. The deadline for submissions is on, or about, December 12, 2016. Forms are also availbe at many town and city halls, as well as Beaconsfield Historic House, Eptek Art & Culture Centre and the Acadian Museum. You may also obtain electronic forms by clicking on the
left legend under Heritage Awards.
Simply print them, fill in and mail back.      



PEI Museum Heritage Awards Ceremonies

The awards ceremonies will be held at Beaconsfield's Carriage House
Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00pm
2 Kent Street, Charlottetown
Corner of Kent and West Streets
Call 902-368-6600 for information.