Join us at national historic site, Dalvay-by-the-Sea on Monday, July 29 for an illustrated historic overview of the site by Dr. Monica MacDonald

Dalvay Courtesy of Parks Canada

Dalvay-by-the-Sea
Courtesy of Parks Canada

The Institute for Architectural Studies and Conservation invites you to join us on Monday, July 29th at 5pm when Parks Canada historian, Dr. Monica MacDonald will visit from Halifax to speak about the many lives of one of the most stately seaside summer residences of Prince Edward Island in her illustrated presentation, Dalvay-by-the-Sea: A Historical Overview.

This captivating lecture will take place on site at this magnificent national historic site and will include photos from a 1903 photo shoot at Dalvay-by-the Sea with the original McDonald residents. Following the presentation, attendees will be invited to view additional pictures and memorabilia depicting the history of the site.

“Dalvay-by-the-Sea is among Prince Edward Island’s most impressive and iconic summer retreats,” explains Sharon Larter, vice chair of the Institute for Architectural Studies and Conservation. “Located in Prince Edward Island National Park and overlooking both Dalvay Lake and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, this national historic site exhibits a unique combination of coastal beauty and architectural splendor in the Queen Anne Revival style.”

Dalvay-by-the-Sea was originally designed as a summer home for wealthy oil tycoon Alexander McDonald under the supervision of Island architect, Charles Benjamin Chappell. It was designated as a national historic site in 1994 and is operated by a private sector operator (D.P Murphy Inc.) as a heritage inn and restaurant under a long term lease agreement with Parks Canada.

Admission to the presentation is by donation to the Institute for Architectural Studies and Conservation. Light refreshments will be available following the presentation. Everyone is invited to attend.

Space is limited to 40 people on a first come, first serve basis. For more information please call (902)367-2170.

For more information about Dalvay-by-the-Sea National Historic Site call Parks Canada on PEI at (902) 672-6350, or visit the website.

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