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1919 Attended by a host of church dignitaries, the Apostolic Delegate, Pietro di Maria, dedicates the new St. Dunstan's Cathedral. Designed by James Hunter, it is built on the ruins of the stone cathedral destroyed by fire six years earlier.
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Events and Activities

Upcoming Events In The Carriage House

Beaconsfield Historic House 
2 Kent Street


Book Launch
Winter Tales Presents Steve McOrmond and Chris Bailey

Monday, September 17th at 7:00 p.m.

As part of UPEI Winter's Tales, there will be a book launch to celebrate poets  Steve McOrmond, Chris Bailey, and Annick MacAskill. 
Steve McOrmond and Chris Bailey, will launch their new books of poetry. Special guest poet, Annick MacAskill from Halifax, will give a short reading, followed by the book launches.

The evening is sponsored by the UPEI Dean of Arts and Department of English, with generous support from The Canada Council for the Arts.


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



PEI Genealogical Society Meeting
September 29th
Beaconsfield Carriage House from 1-5 p.m.


              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