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Today in Island History
1852 Frederick Gisborne lays the first submarine telegraph cable in North America between Cape Tormentine, N.B., and Carleton Head, P.E.I. It is a dress rehearsal for a much grander project: a Trans-Atlantic cable.
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Memberships and subscriptions are available for the from our website.

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.

Historic Christsmas Craft Fair

Join us for a Heritage Christmas Craft Fair at the historic Beaconsfield Carriage House, 2 Kent Street. November 25th from 9am to 3pm.

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.

Artifact of the Week
A look at the collections of the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation

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 Collections Page.


PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation Island Magazine