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Today in Island History
1869 The Island's first bank robbery is abortive. Two gentlemen notice one of the Bank of PEI's iron shutters has been wrenched open and alert bank officials. The robbers are evidently frightened off.
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About the Collections

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

Online Collections

We are expanding our online content by highlighting specific themes within our collection. We hope that Islanders and people from around the world enjoy parts of the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation’s collection.  This will be an ongoing project so be sure to check in to see what new artefacts are available to view.  Click the link or look for the drop down menu under the main Collections tab on the left.

Artifact of the Week

Each week we will be spotlighting a new artifact from the collection. To view the entire album and read information about each object, click on the image and go to our Flickr account.

The Island Imagined

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

Postcard Collection

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

Sorensen SpearpointSorensen 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.