February 25, 2008
For immediate release
PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation Announces Heritage Award Winners for 2007
Museum and Heritage Foundation
Lieutenant Governor, Barbara Hagerman, officially proclaimed Monday, February 18, 2008 as Heritage Day and presented 2007 Awards at Eptek Art & Culture Centre in Summerside.
There are three general categories of awards: architecture, activities, and writing. Multiple awards can be presented in each of the three categories.
2007 awards were presented as follows:
• Holy Trinity Church Committee, Holy Trinity Church, Alma
• Robert and Martha Carnie for Silas Sewell Robertson House, Kingsboro
• Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery Committee, Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery
• St. Elizabeth Church Committee, St. Elizabeth Church, Springfield
• City of Summerside and Wyatt Heritage Properties, Bishop's Foundry, Summerside
• Tim and Helen Ashford, Scales house, Freetown
• Maurice Roy, Rusticoville house
• William Fong, Sir William C. Macdonald: A Biography
• Charles McMillan, Eminent Islanders
• Marshfield Pioneer History Book Committee, Marshfield and Area: A Grand Legacy
• Errol Thompson, contribution to transporting remnant of sunken vessel from French River to Green Park Shipbuilding Museum grounds
• Summerside and Area Historical Society, Holman's Store Sesquicentennial events
• Summerside and Area Historical Society, Cahill Stadium/Steele Arena event
• Institute of Island Studies, Consultations on the PEI Museum System
• Georges Arsenault & Douglas Sobey, Lectures and research on Capt. Samuel Holland and the Holland Map
• Three Oaks History Students, presentation on William Esty MacKinnon, Island veteran of Vimy Ridge
• Joyce Phillips, contributions to Lest We Forget Committee, resource person Three Oaks student projects, scripts for various history projects (Christmas in the Trenches, D-Day Invasion, The Year of the War Bride, The Devil's Brigade)
• Three Oaks Drama Class, The Devil's Brigade vignettes
In addition, outstanding contributions in the areas of architecture, genealogy and performance-related activities may be recognized with awards presented in memory of Irene Rogers, Mary Cornfoot Brehaut and Wendell Boyle, respectively. This year, only the Mary Cornfoot Brehaut prize for genealogy was awarded. An individual may also be recognized each year with the Award of Honour.
Mary Cornfoot Brehaut Award (Genealogy)
• George Sanborn, contributions to genealogy resources of Islanders in New England
Award of Honour
• Allan Graham, for a lifetime of support for cultural and heritage activities, community history projects in West Prince area, provincial heritage organizations and contributions to history of the railway on PEI.
For more detailed information on any one of the above listed projects, or award recipients, or for further information on additional activities, please call the PEI Museum at 368-6600 or visit our website at www.peimuseum.com.