Special thanks to Carol Livingstone and Josh Silver for providing an excellent talk on the province’s lighthouses last Monday evening. Join us this Monday evening (January 21) when Parks Canada Historian, Dr. Monica MacDonald, will visit from Halifax to speak about one of the most stately seaside summer residences of PEI, and national historic site, in her illustrated presentation, Dalvay-by-the-Sea: A Historical Overview. She will look into the many lives of this former retreat of American industrialist, Alexander McDonald. The presentation will include photos from a 1903 photo shoot at the beautiful house with the original McDonald residents. Following the presentation, attendees will be invited to view additional photographs and memorabilia depicting the history of the site.
The following week, on January 28, popular historian, author, and Curator of History for the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation, Boyde Beck will close out the series with his talk, Green Park and Beaconsfield — Two Shipbuilding Stories. He will tell us the fascinating story of the Yeo House, Green Park and Beaconsfield, the former houses of shipbuilders, James Yeo (Jr.), and James Peake (Jr.), and the industry that made them.
Our annual winter lecture series this year is entitled, Saltwater Heritage: The History and Conservation of Our Coastal Architecture and runs on Mondays in January 2013 (7, 14, 21 and 28) from 7 pm, at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House. Admission is open to the public by donation. Storm dates will be announced via local media.