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1863 The Society for the encouragement and revival of the Ancient and National Music of Old Scotland stages a noisy bagpipe contest before 600 spectators in Charlottetown. Oldtimer Donald McFadyen finishes third -- with a 10 shilling bonus for wearing the kilt. 1860 The Dundas Rum Riot. When a drunken crowd disrupts the trial of an unlicensed American rum-seller, a battle royal erupts between the local Sons of Temperance and the tipplers. Demon Rum wins the battle -- but loses the war. The unlicensed seller is shut down.
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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.  See the Natural History page!

Have a look at this link to view a few of the items in the Provincial Collection.


http://www.rcip-chin.gc.ca/bd-dl/artefacts-eng.jsp?emu=en.artefacts:/ws/human/user/www/ResultSet&w=NATIVE('INSNAME+EQ+''PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND MUSEUM AND HERITAGE FOUNDATION'' AND IMAGE=''X'' ')&upp=0

In the coming weeks, we will begin posting an item a week from the Provincial Collection, including some information about the object.  We want Islanders and vistors to see some of what we have in safekeeping for the public.    Stay tuned!


The Island Imagined is an online collection of historic maps of Prince Edward Island. The collection features maps, atlases, books, images, and documents from the Prince Edward Island Public Archives and Records Office, the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation, and the Robertson Library at the University of Prince Edward Island.  You may find the site very useful!
http://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

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

Sorensen Spearpoint 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.