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Online Exhibits

About 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.

The Exhibits

Select an exhibit to view:

Preserved by Letters: Fifty Years of the Public Archives and Records Office
Celebrating 80 Years at the O'Leary Public Library (A Joint Project of the Public Library Service and Public Archives, November 2014)
PARO Celebrates 2014 - Highlights from "This Week in 1864"
PARO Celebrates 2014 - 1860s Health and Medicine
PARO Celebrates 2014 - Rural Life in 1860s P.E.I.
PARO Celebrates 2014 - Advertisements from Hutchinson's 1864 Directory
PARO Celebrates 2014 - Images of Queens Square, Then and Now
PARO Celebrates 2014 - Social and Leisure Pursuits
PARO Celebrates 2014 - 1860s Clothing and Fashion
PARO Celebrates 2014 - Cradle of Confederation: A Look at Previous 1864 Anniversary Celebrations
PARO Celebrates 2014 - What You May have been Reading: 1860s Publications at the Archives
PARO Celebrates 2014 - Highlights from the Henry J. Cundall Photo Album
PARO Celebrates 2014 - 1860s Charlottetown
The Queen Comes to Prince Edward Island: Royal Visits 1951-1973
Seafaring and Travel in Early 20th Century Prince Edward Island
History of Sport and Recreation on Prince Edward Island, 1850-1950
Diary of a Young (P.E.I.) Girl: Gertrude MacMillan
Island to Island: British Immigration to Prince Edward Island 1763-1870
Charlottetown's Victoria Park
Community Theatre in Prince Edward Island
Tea Parties and Picnics
Along The Line: Photographs of the P.E.I. Railway
Prince of Wales College
Newbery Family Photographs
The Photography of J. Elliot Lumsden
Island Lighthouses
History of Charlottetown's Public Library
Inns and Hotels
Fox Farming in Prince Edward Island
Craswell Photo Studio
Charlottetown 1855 - 2005
Helen Bayfield
Morley S. Acorn, Photographer

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.

Lieutenant Governors Gallery -This site includes biographies and photographs of Prince Edward Island's Lieutenant Governors.

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.

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