How Your Donations Help
the hidden island
Over the last two years, the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation’s podcast, the hidden island, has been downloaded 4400 times around the globe, Canada-wide and right here at home on PEI. This engaging product turns over stones to share stories about Mi’kmaq legends, bootlegging, 2SLGBTQIA+ in PEI, the intersection of murder and mental health, and asks the important question - do you believe in ghosts? We want to compile and share more stories from PEI’s hidden history and reach our goal of 10,000 downloads.
In the coming seasons, we want to explore potential stories about Asian immigration to PEI, the history of slavery on PEI and Black Islanders, Island folklore, and more. To do that, we need your support to raise $10,000 in production costs.
Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, and always fascinating – the podcast is more than just entertainment. The Foundation has developed curriculum tie-ins and teacher resources for each episode for grades ten to twelve and materials for grades seven through nine are under development. The podcast showcases guests from all walks of life who share their experiences and expert knowledge of PEI history.
The Island Magazine
For forty-five years, the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation has published The Island Magazine, and in January 2022, we issued edition 89. Since 1976, this quality publication has shared stories about Prince Edward Island, whether that be our remarkable people, notable events or our unique natural heritage.
The Foundation is committed to the continued publication of this hallmark. Our goal is to publish editions 90 and 91 in the tradition of those before – with compelling, well-crafted, well-researched articles that share the Island experience.
To help us continue to share these important stories, we are seeking donors to contribute to the editorial, translation, publication, and printing costs of The Island Magazine.
Edition 90 will explore the themes of memory and commemoration and share articles on topics never before featured in the publication. We are incredibly excited for edition 91 - a Mi'kmaq themed issue in collaboration with L'Nuey that will feature Mi'kmaq contributors and articles published in the Mi'kmaq language alongside the English text. Your contribution will directly assist in preserving and promoting this language.
The Island Magazine is a legacy for our future generations. The quality and tradition of this legacy will be maintained but modernized with new features, high-quality colour photos, and themes and stories relevant to these modern times. We also work with Island designers, printers and contributors, making The Island Magazine the quintessential Island publication.
- Donating 60 Heritage Passports to the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada so that newcomers to PEI may visit our sites and learn about their new home and its history
- Delivering education programming to Island students to share our history in a hands-on way that is aligned with provincial curriculum outcomes – we offer much more than just a field trip
- Donating passes to Big Brothers Big Sisters PEI so that “Bigs” can visits the sites with their “Littles” for a fun and educational experience
- Sharing PEI’s history and heritage in new ways to reach new and expanded audiences. These initiatives include a podcast, online artifact collection, and a strong social media presence where we share our artifacts and special moments from our history
- Providing Heritage Passports to the Provincial Library Service so that library patrons may check-out passports for personal use in a movement to make our sites accessible to all
- and so much more!