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Today in Island History
1853 Robert Hodgson becomes the first native Islander ever to be named chief justice. He will also be the first Islander knighted and the first Islander to be named lieutenant governor.
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Sorry, We're closed
Due to COVID-19, we have decide to close all of our provincial museums until further notice, effective immediately.

Due to COVID-19, we have decide to close all of our provincial museums until further notice, effective immediately. Thank you for your understanding. We know that the current global situation is causing everyone stress (it's not just us stressing, is it?) so we are offering up a #MuseumMomentofZen to help calm frayed nerves: take a deep breath and enjoy this photograph of Orwell Corner Historic Village with the full bloom. Nothing like a bit of Island countryside to take the edge off.

Visit Us Year Round
Beaconsfield Historic House in winter
Beaconsfield Historic House sits on Kent Street at the mouth of the Charlottetown Harbour and across the street from Government House.

Three of our sites remain open over the winter: the Acadian Museum in Miscouche; Beaconsfield Historic House in Charlottetown or the Eptek Art and Culture Centre in Summerside. Come for a visit - we would love to see you!

Prince Edward Island Pottery Company
HF.84.82.36 - Handled pitcher with yellow-brown glaze made by the PEI Pottery Company.

The Prince Edward Island Pottery Company was founded in 1880 by Frederick W. Hyndman. Using local materials, the company provided earthenware items the households throughout the Maritime provinces.

Artifact of the Week
Adella''''''''''''''''s Hat
Check out the Artifact of the Week on our social media pages!

The provincial collection has artifacts that represent the human and natural heritage of Prince Edward Island. Each week we will be spotlighting an artifact on our social media networks. Come take a look on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

Heritage Awards
2019 Heritage Awards

The Heritage Awards Ceremony was held Tuesday, February 19th at Beaconsfield Carriage House. See the list of this year's Award recipients

 

PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation Island Magazine 
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