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Online Exhibits

The Public Archives and Records Office has prepared a number of exhibits in recent years which are available below. The current exhibit can also be viewed in person at the Public Archives.

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The Exhibits

Select an exhibit to view:

Celebrating Old Home Week
New Kid on the Block: The Public Archives Moves to Great George Street (Heritage Week 2020)
Caps and Gowns: Graduation Photos at the Public Archives
Let it Snow: Images of Our Island Winter (Heritage Week 2019)
Images of Early Camping in Prince Edward Island
Island Heritage Stands the Test of Time: Examples of Early Documentary Heritage at the Public Archives and Records Office (Heritage Week 2018)
The Public Archives Celebrates Canada 150: A Look at the Charlottetown Camera Club 1967 Centennial Celebration
Public Archives submission to The Ties that Bind Canada: A Canada 150 Project of the National, Provincial, and Territorial Archivists’ Conference (NPTAC)
Images of Historic Province House (Heritage Week 2017)
Charlottetown Harbour Through the Years (Heritage Week 2016)
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

Selected Projects and Websites that use Public Archives and Records Office content

Besides exhibitions created by the Public Archives and Records Office, a number of other websites have made use of material from our collection.