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Today in Island History
1827 Two Point Prim teenagers (and their dog) set out on the ice to hunt seals. The pan they are on begins to drift, stranding them. Two days later they are spotted off Wood Islands. Local farmers are able to rescue a badly frostbitten Archibald Kelly (and the dog), but no trace is ever found of his companion, a fifteen year old named McGrath.
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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.

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!

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.

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.

 

 

Winter Architectural Lecture Series 

Mondays in January - 7:00pm
MacKinnon Lecture Theatre, Holland College
Architecture Lost and Found
January 16- Josh Silver, Program Instructor Heritage Retrofit Carpentry, Holland College
January 23 - Ole Hammarland and Karen Lips - Architects - The "Y" Reformation Project
January 30 - Aaron Stavert, Principle Architect, Open Practice Inc. Collaborative Architecture 
Learning from Heritage: Modern Architecture in Context
Call 902-892-6078 for information.

 

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. 

PLEASE NOTE:
BEACONSFIELD HISTORC HOUSE IN CHARLOTTETOWN
WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF THE PEI MUSEUM,
ON THE THIRD FLOOR WILL BE OPEN AS USUAL.
CALL 902-368-6600 FOR INFOMATION