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1864 Somewhere on the highway connecting the Georgetown Road and the Cardigan Road, Terence MacInnis, a farmer from Lot 66, is murdered. Although a 100 reward is offered for information leading to the conviction of the murderer, no one is ever arrested for the crime.
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Events and Activities

Upcoming Events In The Carriage House

Beaconsfield Historic House 
2 Kent Street


Book Fair
December 1st, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm 

Open House -Victorian Christmas 

Beaconsfield is inviting all to step back in time to witness a Victorian Christmas! Come out and enjoy our open house on Tuesday, December 4th, between 1-3pm. While your in the neighbourhood, cross the street and visit her Honour, Antoinette Perry, at Government House, who’s doors will be open to the public on the 4th from 1-3pm and 5-7pm and again on the 5th between 1-3pm.


Beginners Welcome for Heritage Social Dance Group at Beaconsfield 

New dancers are welcome for this autumn's Heritage Social Dance Group at Beaconsfield dance evenings.  Dancing will begin on Wednesday September 12, from 7:00 to 9:15 pm at the Beaconsfield Carriage House in Charlottetown.  The Carriage House is located on West Street, behind Beaconsfield Historic House, 2 Kent Street.  No previous dance experience is needed, and a partner is not required.

The social dances that are learned are from several historical set dancing traditions that were popular during the 18th and 19th centuries and are still danced today around the world – Scottish country, English country, quadrilles, and round dances.

Each evening, time will be devoted for beginners and less experienced dancers to learn basic steps and formations as they occur in simple dances. There will also be more complex dances and formations for experienced dancers.

In addition to regular classes, group members dance from time to time in the community at seniors’ homes and at events such as Highland Games and heritage fairs. A dance party in early December will feature a program of favourite dances from the autumn classes.


For further information or to register, contact either:

Karen Beauregard -; tel (902)569-5877


Chris Scott -; tel (902)724-2278



              Beaconsfield Bookstore & Gift Shoppe
Visit our gift shop featuring Island books, magazines,
pottery, and handmade soaps

For more information about Beaconsfield Historic House or events in the Carriage House, please call 902-368-6603 or email