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September 26, 2008
For immediate release

PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation Seeks Public Input

Museum and Heritage Foundation

The PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation is looking for public input into two projects of historical significance to Prince Edward Island.

"CN Pensioners: Stories of the PEI Railway"

The Prince Edward Island CN Pensioners, in partnership with Service Canada and the Government of Prince Edward Island, are conducting an interview-based project titled, CN Pensioners: Stories of the PEI Railway.

The objectives of this important project are to collect and preserve an oral history of the railroad on Prince Edward Island, to recognize the valuable social and economic contribution made by the former railroad and by those who worked on it, and to establish a searchable oral history record that may be available to the public at large for future research.

The work will be conducted throughout the province and is based out of the Museum & Heritage PEI administrative offices at 2 Kent St., in Charlottetown. For more information, or to offer information, please contact Project Manager, Barb Morgan at 368-6600.

"Heritage Garden Project at Beaconsfield Historic House"

Officials at Beaconsfield Historic House are planning to develop the garden and grounds to an historically accurate garden style popular during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Research into the history of the grounds of Beaconsfield and horticulture in Charlottetown during this period will continue through until November.

Project manager Dr. Elizabeth Schoales invites anyone with photographs, records, or memories of the grounds at Beaconsfield as they once were, or of Victorian or Edwardian horticulture in Charlottetown during that period of time, to contact her at 368-6600.

For more information on programs and services of The PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation, contact (902) 368-6600, mhpei@gov.pe.ca or www.peimuseum.com

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Media Contact: Connie McNeill
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