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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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PEI Heritage News


Discover PEI: Heritage Pass

July & August 2018
Visit a provincial library and check out a Discover PEI: Heritage Pass to visit a PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation location (free).



PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation Seasonal Sites Open June 4th, 2018. 

We are excited that the seasonal sites: Elmira Railway Museum, Basin Head Fisheries Museum, Orwell Corner Historic Village and Green Park Shipbuilding and Yeo House will be open June 4th, 2018. They join our year round sites of Beaconsfield Historic House, Le Musée acadien de l'Î.-P.-É./Acadian Museum of P.E.I and Eptek Art and Cultural Centre. Please check museum sites pages for operational hours. 

Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead 

The MacPhail Homestead is adjacent to Orwell Corner Historic Village.
For information about Macphail Homestead call (902) 651-2789 or



Island Matters New Horizons Project


Volunteers from Island Matters and other rug hooking groups are travelling across PEI to offer instructions in the traditional craft of rug hooking and give workshops in the care of hooked mats.

Again from September to November, 2017, volunteer rug hookers will set-up in different communities to share their expertise. As with many traditional crafts, there is always a fear that the activity may die out. Luckily, interest in rug hooking is still high in PEI and enthusiastic volunteers are keen to share their passion for the craft.

Thanks to the funding through New Horizons for Seniors, there is no cost for seniors to participate in learning sessions. The rug hooking classes and/or care of hooked mat workshops will take place in different locations.

If your senior citizen group would like to host this programming offered in your community, contact:

Paula Kenny
Volunteer project co-ordinator
Call: (902) 629-0340

An easily accessible public space (one large room or two smaller rooms) is all that is required.

Volunteers are also working to expand the PEI Rug Registry.

If you own a vintage hooked mat that is at least 25 years old, no matter how little information you know about its maker, please check for the location of an upcoming registry event nearest you. SaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSaveSave
Sir Andrew MacPhail Homestead