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1911 A large crowd gathers at a Charlottetown store to see a woman model the scandalous "harem skirt." When the heavily veiled woman appears, two policemen are needed to maintain order.
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PEI Museum Heritage Award Recipients

Heritage Activity Awards:

  • Summerside & Area Historical Society for creating the Welcome to Holman's World exhibit
  • Island Matters PEI Rug Registry for its work preserving Island heritage
  • John H Brehaut for his work preserving stories of rural PEI
  • Sterling Stratton for his work in promoting the history of Glenaladale
  • Laurie Murphy and Amanda Mark for their work creating art about the Island and its history
  • Joseph McAskill for his years of service to the heritage of PEI
  • Kevin and Shirlene MacKay for their contribution to the preservation and sharing of Island heritage through the Car Life Museum
  • Clarence Ryan for his extensive work preserving and sharing our natural heritage
  • Dr. Don Stewart for his work preserving the Cornwal Dental Clinic
  • Phillip Gallant for his work restoring Sutherland House
  • Gary MacDougall for his contribution to sharing Island sports history through his book Forbie
  • The Pleasant Valley History Committee for publishing Pleasant Valley - Our Community History and Stories


Natural Heritage Activity Award

David Seeler for his many years of service to the Island's natural heritage community

Volunteer of the Year Award 

Mary Kendrick for her decade-long dedication to perserving and sharing the L.M. Montgomery Lower Bedeque Schoolhouse

Youth Volunteer of the Year Award

Caleb Harding for his efforts to catalogue and protect the natural heritage of PEI

Publication of the Year Award

Marian Bruce for "Listening for the Dead Bells"

Mary Cornfoot Brehaut Genealogy Award

Comité Organisateur de la Recontre des Arsenault 2019 for their contribution to genealogy

Irene Rogers Architectural Award

Leard's Mill Restoration Committee for their contribution in preserving the architectural heritage of PEI

Wendell Boyle Performance Award

Comité Organisateur Congrès Mondial Acadien 2019 for the light show that was created to commemorate the 135th anniversary of the Acadian flag and the Acadian National Anthem

Boyde Beck Memorial Award

John Cousins in recognition of a lifetime of collecting, studying, and sharing folklore

Award of Honour

Doug Sobey in recognition of a lifetime of work studying and sharing the Island's natural and human heritage


To see the photographs that were taken during the Heritage Awards Ceremony for 2019 please click here