City Celebrates History of Local Businesses

City Celebrates History of Local Businesses with Window Exhibit
Posted on 06/11/2020
The City of Charlottetown is celebrating the history of business in the Birthplace of Confederation and invites the public to visit the new display in the windows of the Planning and Heritage Department at 233 Queen Street.
The exhibit entitled, “Back to Business” contains a variety of photos from the City’s archival collection and antique items from the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation.

The exhibit pays homage to some of Charlottetown’s earliest businesses owners like Samuel Martin a chimney sweep who operated his business in the first half of the 1800s, or Mrs. Lockerby, an 1860s horologist (watchmaker) whose advertisement touted her as “the best in the city”. A number of artefacts are also on display such as a Hickey and Nicholson Tobacco can, a pop bottle from G.H. Simmons, and a catalogue from Bruce Stewart & Co Ltd. The City acknowledges that all companies were not included in this display, but hopes to feature more in future exhibits.

The Heritage staff wishes to thank all of the individuals and organizations that 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 of the Planning and Heritage Department at 233 Queen Street. The exhibit runs until July 15.

Although this storefront display is viewed outside, the public is encouraged to maintain physical distancing of 2 meters (6 feet).

For more information on donating photos or allowing us to scan your images, please contact the Planning and Heritage Department at 902-629-4051 or nmunn@charlottetown.ca

Past exhibits can be found at www.charlottetownstories.wordpress.com