|The Keir Memorial Museum
Open July to Labour Day
Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
Once again, the Malpeque Historical Society, Malpeque, P.E.I. is featuring a six lecture series at Keir Memorial Museum during July and August. In advance, we are thanking the presenters for giving their time and effort in bringing you some interesting topics about local and P.E.I. history. Date, presenters and topics for each Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. are listed as follows:
- July 10 - The Things That People Say: Other songs and stories by Michael Pendergast.
Michael has a great passion for home grown folk lore and will be telling stories and singing about some of his family. His collection consists of stories which were passed down through three generations.
- July 17, 1919 - The Soldiers Return from the Great War by Louise Morris.
Louise has a passion for history and genealogy and used her research skills in doing several projects about veterans and specifically "Company C" of WW1 when MacNaught Centre centered their project on the 105th Battalion. That project led her to a study of the veterans after the war.
- July 24 - Historic Site Finally Revealed: Waiting 40 Years Glenaladale is opened to public, by Sterling Stratton.
Sterling is an artist in pen and ink sketches and brings to life the Glenaladale Estate in his sketch of it as well as telling us the importance of it to our island. Glenaladale is only one of the many sketches done by Sterling.
- July 31 - Learning from the Experts by Olive Bryanton.
Olive just finished her Ph.D at UPEI in May and she will tell us about her study about the realities of aging for women 85+ living in rural communities in P.E.I. Particularly what supports or limits their ability to age in place.
- August 7 - Fishing Stories by Malpeque Fisherman John MacDonald.
John will talk about the fishing industry in the Malpeque area, as well as tell stories about fishing past and present.
- August 14 - Happy Tales by Dutch Thompson.
Dutch will present fun stories from By Gone Days on P.E.I., from the salt herring cure to the false teeth that got away. Stories are guaranteed to make you laugh.
There is no admission, but donations are gratefully accepted. Donations are for the upkeep of the Keir Memorial Museum.