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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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About the Collections

The provincial collection includes a wide range of artifacts which are representative of the human and natural heritage of Prince Edward Island.

The Island Imagined

An online collection of historic maps of Prince Edward Island featuring atlases, books, images and documents from the Public Archives and Records Office, PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation and the Robertson Library at UPEI. Visit www.islandimagined.ca

Postcard Collection

Our postcard collection is an example of the range of artifacts in our collection. View the collection on Flickr
 

Sorensen Spearpoint

Sorensen Spearpoint
This spearpoint (pictured right) is the oldest man-made object ever discovered in Prince Edward Island. 

The PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation now holds this stone spear point believed to be more than 11,000 years old. It was discovered by the late Aage Sorensen in the 1930s while digging potatoes in Tryon.

Collections of Government and Community Partners


Take an online tour of Prince Edward Island's rich history thanks to our partners.





 
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