July 1 at Green Park Shipbuilding Museum
We haven’t seen a lot of each other this year, so on July 1, we’re opening our doors wide to the community and welcoming you inside.
Explore Green Park's Shipbuilding Museum and Historic Yeo House free of charge. Chat with our interpretive staff and watch live demonstrations of historic crafts like blacksmithing and spinning.
From 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Yeo House will host guest storytellers Richard and Julie Pellissier-Lush for a special program of stories and songs.
From 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm, we’ll be launching our brand new program, The Haunting of Yeo House. Have a look beyond the veil and behind the ropes! Tour our legendarily haunted house guided by staff who have experienced the haunting first-hand and listen to macabre tales featuring Victorian mourning beliefs, supernatural hijinks, and the antics of our very own most-haunted artifact, Wheelie. Suitable for ages twelve and up. Tickets will be very limited for opening night, but not to worry - this program will run Tuesday-Saturday throughout the months of July and August.
Richard Pellissier-Lush is a band member of Lennox Island First Nation. Richard has served as an actor and director with Mi’kmaq Legends, the only Indigenous Youth Theater company. He performed with the Young Company in 2009 with the production Abegweit Soul of the Island and in 2011, with the production The Talking Stick. Last year he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award for all of his years of work with the youth in football, as well as the Indigenous Coach of the Year for all of Canada.
Julie Pellissier-Lush is an actress, and bestselling author of My Mi’kmaq Mother, and Mi’kmaq Campfire Stories of Prince Edward Island. She is the Poet Laureate for PEI, recipient of the Queens jubilee medal in 2013, the Meritorious Service Medal recipient in 2017, and the Senators 150 medal in April 2019. She works as a Knowledge Keeper for L'nuey, the Epekwitk Mi'kmaq-rights initiative and the Board of Director for the Native Council of PEI.