Public Archives and Records Office
Online ExhibitsAbout the Online Exhibits
Public Archives and Records Office staff prepare three to four exhibits per year relating to a specific subject or event in Prince Edward Island's history. Images are selected from PARO's vast collections of archival photography, maps, drawings and other documents.
Researchers and the public are invited to visit the Public Archives and Records Office, 4th floor, Hon. George Coles Building, Richmond Street, Charlottetown, to view the exhibits and to explore the photographic and other archival collections.
Select an exhibit to view:
Off Site Resources
Besides exhibitions created by the Public Archives and Records Office, a number of other websites have made use of material from our collection.
A Living Archives - This website is the result of a major project in which the Public Archives was a leading partner. The site includes a digital repository (containing hundreds of images from the Public Archives), a electronic textbook created by Island students, a virtual Island, lesson plans, and more. To learn more about the project and the Public Archives’ role, click here.
The Family Corner Store: A PEI History - This site looks at the legacy of the Lebanese family store in Prince Edward Island. This exhibit was created with funding from Canada's Digital Collections Initative.
Picturing a Canadian Life: L.M. Montgomery's™ Personal Scrapbooks and Book Covers
This virtual exhibition draws from L.M. Montgomery’s scrapbooks and book covers to explore how she used her visual imagination to collect, create, and inspire images of Canadian Life. The partners include the Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN) / The Virtual Museum of Canada (VMC), Library and Archives Canada, the University of Guelph, The Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace, the L.M. Montgomery Institute at the University of Prince Edward Island, and, as lead, the Confederation Centre Art Gallery.
Elections PEI - Lieutenant Governors Gallery -This site includes biographies and photographs of Prince Edward Island's Lieutenant Governors.
Elections P.E.I. - Premiers Gallery - This site includes biographies and photographs (many from the collections of the Public Archives and Records Office of P.E.I.) of Prince Edward Island's premiers from 1851 to present.
Mi'kmaq Portraits Collection - This Nova Scotia Museum site presents a collection of drawings and photographs of the Mi'kmaq, including some 30 images from P.E.I.