City launches December Heritage Photo Exhibit

City of Charlottetown launches New Heritage Photo Exhibit
Posted on 12/12/2019
The City of Charlottetown is celebrating the holiday season by launching its annual historic exhibit, entitled Season’s Greetings. The display contains a variety of photos from the City’s archival collection, antique and vintage items from the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation and City staff, as well as holiday cards and ads from the past.

This is the latest installment of the ongoing Picturing a City historic photo exhibit series that focuses on an aspect of the City’s history and displays photos from its Archives in the windows of the Planning and Heritage Department at 233 Queen Street.

Staff have opened up the City’s archival collection and chosen some charming photos from many different eras and locations all over Charlottetown. Images such as an 1860’s tobogganing party at Fanningbank or Christmas morning on Highland Avenue in the 1950’s, will be on display. Also displayed is a 1898 recipe for fruit cake, a tried and true Acadian meat pie recipe, as well as vintage toys and antique holiday baking utensils. Stop down, take a walk along the city sidewalks and learn about the Charlottetown of yesteryear during the holiday season. The exhibit runs until Monday, January 6, 2020.

The City would like to thank all of the individuals who have generously donated the images and antiques to make these exhibits possible. It is through these contributions that we can learn about our City and share the knowledge with the public. For more information on donating photos or allowing us to scan your images, please contact us at 902-629-4051 or email Natalie.

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