Winter lecture series continues Monday, January 13 with Boyde Beck’s The Evolution of Queen Square

Queen Square, c. 1860

Queen Square, c. 1860

Sincerest thanks to Dr. Ed MacDonald for providing a packed house last Monday night with the history of Province House and the Charlottetown Conference. The public can read more about the topic in a book he co-wrote with Catherine Hennessey and  Dr. David Keenlyside entitled, Landscapes of Confederation.

Join us this Monday night, January 13 at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House where popular historian, author, and Curator of History, PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation, Boyde Beck, will share the history of an area that has been the symbolic centre of the Island’s mercantile, political, judicial, religious and cultural life, in the illustrated talk, The Evolution of Queen Square. 

On January 20Sharon Larter, Isabel Court, Bruce Bennett and Karen Lipps, four individuals with a variety of backgrounds that share the experience of restoring heritage buildings, will come together at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House to relate their adventures in restoration in the talk, Keeping the Past Alive: four case studies.

The series will conclude at Beaconsfield’s Carriage House on January 27 when architect,Ole Hammarlund, FRAIC, will present Future Heritage Buildings on PEI. His own projects include the Coles Building, co-op housing projects, the ARK (a visionary bio-shelter funded by the Canadian government for the New Alchemy Institute), a variety of University buildings and the WhY condos.

Please come join the Institute and its friends to celebrate 2014. Architectural Heritage on PEI: Past, Present and Future runs on Mondays in January 2014 (6, 13, 20 and 27) at 7pm. Admission is open to the public by donation and light refreshments will be served. Storm dates to be announced via local media.

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