City Launches Heritage Display

City Launches Heritage Display Featuring Eclectic Artifacts
Posted on 03/28/2019
The City of Charlottetown invites the public to explore the City’s weird, wonderful and historical pieces in the Planning and Heritage Department’s latest exhibit entitled Queen Charlotte’s Curiosities.

Everything from eclectic pieces to practical everyday items will be featured in the storefront windows of the City’s Planning and Heritage Department at 233 Queen Street. A bit of a departure from the usual Picturing a City photo exhibits that appear in the space, this display will focus more on artifacts than photos.

In preparation for this display, City staff have searched their Collection and the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation has scoured the Provincial Artifactory to locate artifacts that the young, and the young at heart, might not have seen before.

Some of the items on display include: a cannonball found during a Charlottetown waterfront development, an old coal scuttle used in a City home before oil furnaces replaced coal, and a toy magic lantern - the 1800s answer to a PowerPoint presentation and a precursor to the motion picture.

The Heritage staff wishes to thank all of the individuals who donated images and artifacts to make the department’s exhibits possible. These donations allow the history of the City to be shared with the public and promote its rich heritage.

All are welcome to come and view the display in the storefront windows the Planning and Heritage Department at 233 Queen Street. The exhibit runs until May 5.

For more information on donating photos or allowing the City’s Heritage staff to scan images to be used in a future display, please contact the Planning and Heritage Department at 902-629-4051. 

All exhibits will also be posted online