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Today in Island History
24 June 1866 Father George Belcourt debuts his horseless carriage at a St. Jean Baptiste Day picnic in Rustico, thus becoming the first Canadian motorist, the first to buy a car, and the first to import one. He is also the first to have a car accident when he fails to negotiate a turn and goes off the road. The machine is retired.
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MacInnis among 2016 Heritage Award Recipients
The two-room Eliott Train Station was moved in 2014 from Pleasant Valley to Burlington

The Eliott's Train Station was restored by Stacy MacInnis of Burlington. He is among more than 20 individuals and groups recognized architecture, writing, architectural preservation, genealogy and general heritage activities by the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation.

Visit us year round
Beaconsfield Historic House sits on Kent Street at the mouth of the Charlottetown Harbour and across the street from Government House

We have three locations that remain open all winter. Drop by the Acadian Museum in Miscouche; Beaconsfield Historic House in Charlottetown or Eptek Art and Culture Centre in Summerside.

The PEI Museum's Locomotive in Kensington
The Kensington locomotive sits just beyond the old Kensington Railway Station

The refurbished Kensington engine belongs to the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation. It is an attraction that attracts train buffs and children of all ages.

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 garden at Beaconsfield.

Waiting for Visitors
Two of our Green Park Shipbuilding  Museum & Yeo House Guides Waiting to Welcome Visitors!
Two of our Green Park Shipbuilding Museum & Yeo House Guides Waiting to Welcome Visitors!

Green Park Shipbuilding Museum & Yeo House offers our summer visitors a look at how shipbuilding influenced life on PEI and how the very wealthy lived at the time. Beautiful Yeo House offers a tour not soon to be forgotten and the stunning grounds are ideal for a family picnic. The museum is located on Malpeque Bay, not far from Tyne Valley.


All museum sites are now open for the 2017 season

Donations for Endowment Trust

Please consider the Prince Edward Island Msueum and Heritage Foundation Endowment Trust when making your next charitable donation. Tax receipts are provided. Donations to the Trust will help ensure your children and grandchildren will have an Island history of which they can be proud.
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