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Heritage Week 2018


ACPEI is celebrating Heritage Week 2018 with a series of exhibits based on the national Heritage Week theme, Heritage Stands the Test of Time.  Three of our member institutions have created displays that will be available during the week of February 19, 2018.  Heritage Award ceremonies and lectures are also scheduled to take place during Heritage Week.  A list of exhibits and events is available below.


  • City of Charlottetown Heritage Office, “Heat, Lights and the Devil Wagon: A History of Energy and Innovation in Charlottetown”
    Location: City of Charlottetown Planning and Heritage Department storefront windows, 233 Queen Street, Charlottetown
    Available: February 20-March 26.  The exhibit will also be made available online after March 26 at

  • Public Archives and Records Office,  “Our Island Heritage Stands the Test of Time: Examples of Early Documentary Heritage at the Public Archives”
    Location: Public Archives and Records Office, Hon. George Coles Building, 4th floor
    Available: Starting February 20, Tuesday to Friday, 10:00am-5:00pm, and Thursday evening 6:30pm-9:00pm.  Also available as a digital display at the Public Archives and select Public Library Service sites across the Island until the end of March

  • Robertson Library, University of Prince Edward Island, "A Link to Stand the Test of Time: Bridging the Northumberland Strait"
    Location: UPEI Library (Main Lobby), 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown
    Available: February 19-28, during Library operating hours


Awards Ceremonies and Lectures

  • PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation Annual Heritage Awards
    Location: Eptek Art & Culture Centre, 130 Heather Moyse Drive, Summerside
    Date and Time: February 20, 7:00pm

  • City of Charlottetown Heritage Awards and Lecture
    Location: Charlottetown City Hall, 199 Queen Street, Charlottetown
    Date and Time: February 20, 12:00pm
    Note:  The event will honour those who work hard to preserve and celebrate municipal heritage.  In recognition of the City’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, author and environmental historian Kathleen Stuart will also give a brief talk about the history of Charlottetown’s energy milestones.  

  • MacNaught History Centre Lecture Event, Summerside’s Role in “Ban the Automobile: Instrument of Death,” presented by author and antique auto enthusiast Rudy Croken
    Location: Lefurgey Cultural Centre, 205 Prince Street, Summerside
    Date and Time: February 20, 12:00pm
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