Join us Monday, August 19 in Montague the Beautiful when Carol Livingstone and Josh Silver will present Lighting the Way: PEI Lighthouses Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, at the Freight Shed on the Montague Waterfront

Panmure Island Lighthouse, c. 1915

Panmure Island Lighthouse, c.1915

Lighthouses have a long history on PEI going back to 1845 when the Island received its first light on land donated by the Earl of Selkirk at Point Prim. Its construction was in response to increasing ship traffic and subsequent merchants’ and ship owners’ pleas to the Colony’s House of Assembly. Since then, many more lighthouses and range lights have been constructed and today, over 50 dot the coastline of our beautiful Island. To celebrate and encourage preservation of these coastal beacons, the Institute for Architectural Studies and Conservation invites you to join them Monday, August 19th at 7.30 pm for an illustrated talk entitled, Lighting the Way: PEI Lighthouses Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, at the Freight Shed on the Montague Waterfront. Carol Livingstone, President, PEI Lighthouse Society and Josh Silver, Red Seal Carpenter and Learning Manager, Heritage Retrofit Carpentry Program, Holland College will explore the history of these iconic forms of coastal architecture and identify their function and architectural features. Admission is by donation and light refreshments will be served, so please join us and bring a friend for a lovely summer evening on the Montague waterfront. For more information, please call 368-6600.

When: Monday, August 19th at 7.30 pm

Where: 1 Station Street, Montague in the Freight Shed on the waterfront

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Thanks to all that made Dr. Monica MacDonald’s lecture Dalvay-by-the-Sea: A Historical Overview a success

Dalvay By The Sea, Courtesy of Parks Canada

Dalvay By The Sea, Courtesy of Parks Canada

Sincerest thanks to Dr. Monica MacDonald, Parks Canada Historian for sharing the history of the beautiful Dalvay-by-the-Sea with us at the historic inn on Monday, July 29. We would also like to thank the owners, DP Murphy Inc, and staff who generously provided us with the space and treated us to tea and sweets! We can not forget to express our gratitude to everyone that attended and those that helped us to get word out including: the Guardian, the Buzz, CBC, Parks Canada staff, and everyone else who helped to make this lecture a resounding success. We could not have done it without you!

Please join us at the Freight Shed in Montague on Monday, August 19 where Carol Livingstone and Josh Silver will present Lighting the Way: PEI Lighthouses Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. Admission is by donation and all are welcome.

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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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Join us at the Freight Shed in Montague Monday, August 19 where Carol Livingstone and Josh Silver will present Lighting the Way: PEI Lighthouses Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Point Prim Lighthouse, Courtesy of Carol Livingstone

Point Prim Lighthouse, Courtesy of Carol Livingstone

Lighthouses have a long history on PEI going back to 1845 when the Island received its first light on land donated by the Earl of Selkirk at Point Prim. Its construction was in response to increasing ship traffic and subsequent merchants’ and ship owners’ pleas to the Colony’s House of Assembly. Since then, many more lighthouses and range lights have been constructed and today, over 50 dot the coastline of our beautiful Island. To celebrate and encourage preservation of these coastal beacons, the Institute for Architectural Studies and Conservation invites you to join them Monday, August 19th at 7.30 pm for an illustrated talk entitled, Lighting the Way: PEI Lighthouses Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, at the Freight Shed on the Montague Waterfront. Carol Livingstone, President, PEI Lighthouse Society and Josh Silver, Red Seal Carpenter and Learning Manager, Heritage Retrofit Carpentry Program, Holland College will explore the history of these iconic forms of coastal architecture and identify their function and architectural features. Admission is by donation and light refreshments will be served, so please join us and bring a friend for a lovely summer evening on the Montague waterfront. For more information, please call 368-6600.

When: Monday, August 19th at 7.30 pm

Where: 1 Station Street, Montague in the Freight Shed on the waterfront

 

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Thanks to all that made Saltwater Heritage: The History and Conservation of Our Coastal Architecture a success

Dalvay By The Sea, Courtesy of Parks Canada

Dalvay By The Sea, Courtesy of Parks Canada

Many thanks to Boyde Beck who shared with us the stories of the Island’s shipbuilding past in his fine talk Green Park and Beaconsfield — Two Shipbuilding Stories. For more stories like these, you can catch Boyde on CBC Radio.

The Institute would also like to thank everyone who attended this year’s lecture series, our wonderful speakers, the Guardian, the Buzz, CBC, Beaconsfield Historic House and everyone else who helped to make this year one our most successful yet. We could not have done it without you!

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Winter Lecture Series wraps up January 28 when Boyde Beck presents Green Park and Beaconsfield — Two Shipbuilding Stories

Mr. James Yeo Port Hill P.E.I. Meachams Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Province of Prince Edward Island 1880

Green Park Res. of Mr. James Yeo Port Hill P.E.I.
Meacham’s Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Province of Prince Edward Island 1880

The Institute would like to express sincerest thanks to Dr. Monica MacDonald, Historian, Parks Canada, who traveled from Halifax to present the fascinating and engaing talk Dalvay-by-the-Sea: A Historical Overview to a packed house last Monday evening.

James Peake Historical Atlas of the Province of Prince Edward Island 1880

James Peake
Meacham’s Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Province of Prince Edward Island 1880

 

Join the Institute this week, Monday, January 28, when Boyde Beck, popular historian, author, and Curator of History for the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation, wraps up the Winter Lecture Series with Green Park and Beaconsfield — Two Shipbuilding Stories. He will relate the fascinating story of 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.

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Join us Monday, January 21 at Beaconsfield Carriage House where Dr. Monica MacDonald shares the history of Dalvay-by-the-Sea

DalvayCourtesy of Parks Canada

Dalvay-by- the- Sea 1903
Courtesy of Parks Canada

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.

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