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Flashback February

Flashback February runs from February 16 – February 23. There are several exciting events to celebrate Prince Edward County heritage including an escape room at Macaulay House where artifacts and an understanding of county history can be used to escape. This year’s theme, “Spirits of our Past”, includes a paranormal show inspired by the Fox sisters of Consecon who performed seances in the 19th century. The public library has a free program inviting children to use quills, ink and parchment to write a letter to a historical figure and the “Making Waves Film Festival” has three documentary features with a Q&A with the filmmakers.



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The world premiere of Suzanne Pasternak’s audio drama “The Story of the Halifax Explosion and the Boston Tree” will be happening at 312 Main Street, Wellington on Sunday December 2nd at 2pm and 7pm. Admission is free and tickets can be reserved by calling the Festival Players box office at 613-476-1991.

[Update, 18 Nov: the 2pm performance is sold out and there will be a second performance at 7pm – book your tickets!]

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2018 Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Prince Edward Historical Society will be held at 1.00pm on Sunday, September 23rd at the Glenwood Cemetery chapel, 47 Ferguson Street in Picton.

There will be a ‘meet and greet’ with refreshments starting at 1:00pm followed by a presentation from Gary Foster of Campbell Monuments on the history of the cemetery and repairs needed with the recent vandalism.

There will also be a walk-about, weather permitting.

A proposed slate of officers for the Society will be presented by the Executive and nominations from the floor will be accepted.

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Flashback February

The Prince Edward Historical Society, the Museums of PEC, the Prince Edward Heritage Advisory Committee and History Lives Here have pooled their resources to organize “Flashback February“. The week-long event includes speakers, demonstrations, films, and themed dinners all to celebrate our local heritage. There’s something for everybody, so please make plans to attend and join us. The kick off is on Saturday, February 17th at Parsons Brewery in Picton.

Flashback February poster

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Two Days About Yesterday and AGM

There are two events coming up for Historical Society members and history enthusiasts. On the weekend of June 24th/25th we will once again hold Prince Edward’s celebration of history and heritage at the Essroc Centre in Wellington. This two-day event includes talks and presentations and a trade show on the Saturday, followed by a selection of tours of heritage sites on the Sunday. Read more on the event’s website or have a look at the media release.

On July 16th, Prince Edward County will be celebrating its 225th birthday, and the Prince Edward Historical Society will mark the occasion with brunch and our AGM at Glenwood Cemetery at 11.00am. A proposed slate of officers for the Society will be presented by the Executive and nominations from the floor will be accepted.

The AGM will be followed by a talk on the County’s plans to mark the anniversary by Dawn Ayer of the Economic Development Department.

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2017 AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Prince Edward Historical Society has been postponed due to the current state of emergency. We will update this post when we have a new date.

Our speaker will be Wendy Lane of the Prince Edward County Economic Development Department. Wendy will update us on the County’s plans for marking Canada’s 150th and Prince Edward County’s 225th birthdays.

A proposed slate of officers for the Society will be presented by the Executive and nominations from the floor will be accepted.

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Two Days About Yesterday: Day 1

The first of our Two Days About Yesterday event was a great success, with many visitors attending the exhibition and talks in Wellington’s Highline Hall.



Ernie Margetson’s talk on the history of Prince Edward County’s barns was very well attended, with the audience completely enraptured by his exploration of the development of barn-building in this area. Ernie’s talk was well illustrated by the dozens of photographs he has taken of barns over the past three decades, many of which are no longer standing.

Steve and Ernie

Visitors also enjoyed the talks by Krista Richardson of Prince Edward County Archives and Ian Robertson, who talked about Camp Picton. A delicious lunch of heritage-theme foods helped sustain everyone’s energy levels.


Tomorrow the history weekend continues with three tours and another speaker: Marc Seguin will be talking about lighthouses at the Mariners’ Museum, South Marysburgh, at 12pm. There are tours of Camp Picton and the ‘Her Stories’ presentation and tour of Glenwood Cemetery. (Booking form for the tours.)

Thanks to all the exhibitors for their time and we hope to see you again in 2017!

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