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 exhibit, Picturing A City: Back to School, is currently showing until mid October 2017 and features images of school days past.
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.
In 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.
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.
Coming Soon, our exhibit on energy and innovation in in the City entitled: Heat, Lights and the Devil Wagon.