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It is with great regret that we announce our May 8/9 event “75 Years – Victory in Europe” will be postponed. The current crisis with COVID-19 means that we cannot ensure the safety of our members and guests. We will watch for advice from health authorities before selecting a new date.

Barley Days – Feb 19

February 19 – 4:00 – 6:00 pm

This is your last chance to get tickets for the Barley Days event on February 19. Author David More will give a presentation on a period of Prince Edward County’s history when barley crops were “King of the County”. Tickets include two appetizer empanadas and a 5oz sample of Parson’s Farm Brew Canadian Wheat Ale.

Tickets are $15 each and are available through TicketScene. While there may be a limited number of tickets available at the door, it is best to purchase tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

 

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February 19 – 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Tickets are selling fast for the Barley Days event on February 19. Author David More will give a presentation on a period of Prince Edward County’s history when barley crops were “King of the County”. Tickets include two appetizer empanadas and a 5oz sample of Parson’s Farm Brew Canadian Wheat Ale.

Tickets are $15 each and are available through TicketScene. They are also available to purchase at the Picton Library and Wellington Archives. There may be a limited number of tickets available at the door (unless sold out) however it is best to purchase tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

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Hastings County Historical Society presents “Restoring and Preserving Paleontological Specimens”. Speaker Peter May, President and Founder of Research Castings International discusses some of the intriguing stories of the world-renowned Trenton company.  January 21, 2020 – 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Maranatha, 100 College St West, Belleville

For more details check out: hastingshistory.ca

 

 

WE NEED A NAME!

PEHS has big plans for an event to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2, VE Day.  The event will take place in the Armoury in Picton on May 8-9, 2020.

Planned activities include:

  • A display of WWII artefacts, relating particularly to the PEC contribution to the war
  • Displays by various PEC organizations including the Prince Edward District Women’s Institute
  • A series of talks and discussion panels relating to the war and its aftermath including the dutch liberation and their settlement in PEC
  • A history fair, in which groups of Prince Edward Collegiate Institute students will describe their studies into various aspects of WWII
  • Active participation of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment, and the Air Cadets, including drill displays.
  • A quiz evening, in which groups will pit their knowledge of WWII against each other
  • Visits to Glenwood Cemetery and Camp Picton
  • An evening party, with period music
  • Plus much more !!!!!

It is not our intent to celebrate the war, but rather to commemorate the end of it, acknowledge the contributions of PEC groups and individuals, and to inform younger people about some not-so-long-ago history and to bring it back to life for them.

The trouble is: we don’t have a name for the event, yet.  So, we need your suggestions!  Please put your mind to what name we can use to advertise the event, to attract as many people as possible.  Send your ideas to Peter Jepson (PEHS Special Projects) at jepjepjeppo@gmail.com.  Thank you in advance!

Tomorrow !!!

A reminder that the Prince Edward Historical Society social is tomorrow, Wednesday January 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Join members and friends of the society at Midtown Brewery, 266 Main St Wellington for a casual social hour.  Drop in and learn more about events that we are hosting in 2020.

Hope to see you there 🙂

Exciting Events in 2020

Mark your calendars, the PE Historical Society has announced three exciting events in 2020

Wednesday January 8 – 3:00 pm
Join members and friends of the PEHS at Midtown Brewery in Wellington for a social hour and learn more about events in 2020

Wednesday February 19 – 4:00 pm
The Society is hosting a celebration of the Barley Days with a talk by David More about the halcyon era in Prince Edward County. This event is part of Flashback February and will be held at Parson’s Brewery. Tickets will be available for purchase, details to follow.

Friday May 8 & Saturday May 9
Held at the Armoury in Picton, this two-day event will mark the 75th anniversary of VE day. A series of talks and displays will highlight the contribution of Prince Edward County residents and will include a History Fair, County Reads-Junior and a drill display by the Air Cadets. Details to follow.