Picturing a City Exhibits

Exhibit series: Picturing a City

Exhibit series: Picturing a City

The City of Charlottetown’s Planning and Heritage Department has begun a series of historic photo exhibits in its windows at 233 Queen Street on the corner of Queen and Fitzroy Streets. The series entitled, “Picturing a City”  includes historic photos and interpretation on a variety of topics relating to the City’s heritage. The newest exhibit is Picturing A City: Historic Squares and features images artifacts pertaining of our beautiful five squares. Please come down and see it. It will remain up until early September 2018, after which we will post it online in this space.

In case you missed past exhibits, we have placed virtual versions here on the Charlottetown Stories website.  Please see below.

 

In April and May 2017, the Railroad and its impact on the City of Charlottetown was celebrated in an exhibit entitled Picturing a City: The Railroad. The Rail’s impact on the City of Charlottetown was enormous. It led to the Province’s entry into Confederation, was a huge employer and allowed for the transportation of people and goods at a speed and efficiency that had never been seen. Please click below to go back in time when the Workers Compensation Board Building was a bustling train station and the waterfront was filled with working wharves where the sound of whistles and clanging metal filled the air.

 

 

In honour of the 200th anniversary of the Bicycle in June 2017, the Picturing a City exhibit series focused on the history of the Bicycle in Charlottetown. Please join us for a stroll (or a ride) back in time to explore the impact that the human powered machine had on life in Charlottetown.

 

 

 

 

In the dog days of summer 2017, we launched an exhibit celebrating the best time of the year to be in the City. From swimming in the local swimming hole to Old Home Week, we love our summertime traditions. Take a stroll back in time to see how citizens spent their summers in the City in our exhibit Picturing A City: Summertime.

 

 

 

 

Picturing A City: Back to SchoolIn September and October 2017, we took a walk down memory lane and explored the schooldays of the past. A number of former school buildings – and some students – were featured in the display. In many cases, we can not identify everyone in the images, so if you see anyone you know, please don’t hesitate to  contact us. And, if you have any stories or photos that you can share, we would be delighted to speak with you. You can reach us a number of ways. If you prefer email, please hit the contact us link, or if you would like to phone us, we can be reached at (902) 629-4158. Also, please don’t hesitate to drop in and see us at 233 Queen Street in Charlottetown.

 

Picturing A City: Lest We Forget

In November 2017, we partnered with the Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum to create an exhibit honoring those that selflessly served our country. If you have any images of veterans or of wartime in Charlottetown, we would love to see them and share them with citizens during our next Remembrance Day exhibit in November 2018. If you prefer email, please hit the contact us link, or if you would like to phone us, we can be reached at (902) 629-4158. Also, please do not hesitate to drop in and see us at 233 Queen Street in Charlottetown. It is our pleasure to present Picturing A City: Lest We Forget.

 

Heat Lights and the Devil Wagon: A History of Energy and Innovation in CharlottetownAs part of our Heritage Day celebrations in February 2018, in recognition of the City’s efforts to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions, we created an exhibit outlining the City’s energy and innovation milestones. Entitled, Heat, Lights and the Devil Wagon: A History of Energy and Innovation in Charlottetown, the exhibit featured historic photos from the City’s Archival Collection, donations from the public and artifacts generously provided by the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation Collection. If you have any information, stories or photos to contribute, please do not hesitate to contact us or drop in to the office at 233 Queen Street in Charlottetown.

 

Picturing A City: MusicPicturing A City: Music, ran in Spring 2018. In it, we touched lightly on the history of music in the City of Charlottetown. The exhibit featured historic photos from the City’s Archival Collection, the Public Archives and Records Office, UPEI Robertson Library’s Special Collections and SDU Archive, Holland College, the PEI Regiment Museum and donations from the public. The artifacts were generously provided by the PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation Collection, The Native Council of PEI, and generous individuals.

If you have any stories or photos that you can share, we would be delighted to speak with you. You can reach us a number of ways. If you prefer email, please hit the contact us link, or if you would like to phone us, we can be reached at (902) 629-4158. Also, please don’t hesitate to drop in and see us at 233 Queen Street in Charlottetown.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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