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1883 "The gold fever is striking hard here," a West Prince observer writes the Examiner. Traces of gold and silver have been found at Cape Wolfe. Now everybody thinks they've found more: at Souris, in Tignish, on Rustico Island. But PEI is no gold mine.
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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.


OUR FOUR SUMMER MUSEUM SITES 
OPEN JUNE 5, 2017!
BASIN HEAD FISHERIES MUSEUM
ELMIRA RAILWAY MUSEUM
GREEN PARK SHIPBUILDING MUSEUM
ORWELL CORNER HISTORIC VILLAGE
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THIS YEAR!


PURCHASE YOUR PEI MUSEUM MEMBERSHIP ON-LINE!
If you would like to become a member of the PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation, click on the link below for on line payment options. 
We'd love to have you join us!

 
https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/service/become-member-pei-museum-and-heritage-foundation


PROVINCIAL HERITAGE FAIR 2017


The Provincial Heritage Fair was held on Thursday, May 4, at Confederation Centre of the Arts. 
Students from across the Island presented their Heritage Fair projects. 
The link below show many of the students, winners and their projects
www.flickr.com/photos/peigov/albums/72157683417312305

Please go to the PEI Heritage News Page on the left legend for list of winners!


DONATIONS FOR ENDOWMENT TRUST

Please consider the Prince Edward Island Msueum & Heritage Foundation's
Endowment Trust when making your next charitable donation.
We provide tax receipts.  Donations to the Trust will help ensure
your children and grandchildren will have Island history they can be proud of!

 

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