Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation

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The Island Magazine - PEIMHF's Semi-Annual Publication!

The Island Magazine - Number 73
Fall /Winter 2013

The PEIMHF began in 1970 with a mandate to preserve and protect the Island's human, built and natural heritage. As the Provincial Museum System, it administers seven sites across the Island with offices located on the third floor of Beaconsfield Historic House, 2 Kent St. Charlottetown PEI. Beaconsfield is open to the public for tours year round and houses a bookstore on site.

The other six sites that fall under the PEI Museum mandate are; Basin Head Fisheries Museum, Elmira Railway Museum, Orwell Corner Historic Village, The Acadian Museum, Green Park Shipbuilding Musuem & Yeo House and Eptek Art & Culture Centre.

What Does Membership in the PEIMHF include?

Membership brings many advantages to the genealogist and historian.

Membership brings many advantages to the genealogist and historian.

- Their acclaimed semi-annual publication, The Island Magazine
- A 10% discount in the Museum's Bookstore

* Free admission to the following Museum Sites!
*The Acadian Museum
* Basin Head Fisheries Museum
* Beaconsfield Historic House
* Elmira Railway Museum
* Eptek Art and Culture Centre
* Green Park Shipbuilding Museum and Yeo House
* Orwell Corner Historic Village


Books and Publications Available through the PEIMHF Bookstore!

Note: The following is taken from the Foundation's Publications List. Thanks to Nora Young of the PEIMHF for keeping me updated. Prices and availability may change in the future. An email link to the PEIMHF is included at the bottom of the page, so that you may check on current price, availability, and ordering information. This is intended as a guide only; we cannot be held responsible for any errors!

Museum Publications

A Lobster Tale: The Lobster Fishery of PEI $2.00
A Thousand Young Men: PEI Militia $29.95
Abegweit Dynasty $17.50
Charlottetown - Its HistoryCharlottetown - its History $49.95
Country Churchyards $9.35
Down at the Shore: History of Summerside $4.95
Getting the Lights $9.95
Government House Booklet $0.50
History of St. Dunstan's $50.00
Life of the Party: A History of the Liberal Party $5.00
Out of Thin Air $15.95
PEI Architects - WC Harris (Booklet) $2.00
PEI Architects - Isaac Smith (Booklet) $5.00
PEI Architects - Edward Sterling Blanchard $5.00
Silver Fox Odyssey $9.95
Uniforms of the PEI Militia (1794-1873) $4.98

The Island Magazine
Current Issues $5.50
Back Issues* (# 4 & #5 - out of print) $5.50
- *20% Discount applies to the purchase of 10 or more Back Issues.

(Postage and handling applied to mail orders. GST must be added to all Canadian orders for books. GST & PST must be added to all Canadian orders for maps, tapes and CDs).

These publications are available at Beaconsfield Historic House (corner of Kent & West Streets, Charlottetown PE). Inventory is subject to change. PEIMHF does stock many Community Histories at the Beaconsfield Bookstore. These are not being listed here, as often supplies of these books cannot be replentished on a reliable basis. To find out if PEIMHF has stock of the book you desire, please call them at (902) 368-6603, or email them at

Other publications may be available at:

Eptek Art & Culture Centre, Summerside PE - (902) 888-8373
The Acadian Museum, Miscouche PE- (902) 432-2880

Beaconsfield Historic House
(902) 368-6603

Memberships in the PEIMHF!

Annual Membership includes both issues of The Island Magazine, membership card, which gives you access to all seven sites (excluding special events), and and 10% discount in our on-site bookstores and giftshops. Information about membership and subscriptions to The Island Magazine can be obtained by contacting or

Donations are appreciated by the Foundation to help continue the preservation of Prince Edward Island History!

Orders may be made on your Visa/Mastercard. Please state expiry date. Remember, use this list as a guideline only. Prices may no longer in effect, and books may no longer be available. By the same token, new publications may now be available. Always inquire before ordering, and please tell them the Island Register sent you! The Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation may be reached at: or by writing to:

The Bookstore
PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation,
2 Kent Street,
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island,
C1A 1M6.
Telephone: (902) - 368-6600
Fax: (902) - 368-6608

The Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation has their own homepage with descriptions of all the Museum Properties! Click on the Link!

Note: The Island Register is not owned, nor is it a representative of the Prince Edward Museum and Heritage Foundation, however, I feel it would be remiss not to include this information on our page!

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