Showing posts with label Map. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Map. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

PEI kicks off Samuel Holland 250 lecture series Thursday

This year marks the 250th anniversary of the completion of Samuel Holland’s map of Prince Edward Island by holding a series of lectures and educational activities.

The highlight of the Samuel Holland 250 Commemorations will be the restoration and display of Samuel Holland's original 1765 map of Prince Edward Island which will be part of an exhibit at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery later this year.

The first lecture will take place on Thursday 19 February 2015 at 7 p.m. in Room 21C of the Charlottetown Centre, Prince of Wales Campus of Holland College. The presenters will be island authors and historians Boyde Beck and Georges Arsenault, along with Aubrey Bell, a local gallery owner who specializes in antique maps.

If there is a snowstorm, the tentative date for this lecture will be Thursday 26 February 2015 at 7 p.m.

If you go to the site at, you will be able to take the Samuel Holland quiz, get the answer to What’s my Lot?, and read the Recounting the Holland Survey.

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Sunday, October 7, 2012

Campbellford-Seymour Heritage Society

The society is located on Front Street in Campbellford on the main street in the middle of the town, and it is in a busy place with monthly meetings, member’s helping with cemetery transcriptions, and the Campbellford Model Railroad Club.

They have put together a Tour Guide and Map, and it contains two maps of the town (a town map, and a general map of the area), and inside of the publication, there is two full pages of sites called the Heritage of Our Community which, for example, the Ferris Provincial Park where the Highland Games are held every summer, the former bridge Street School, and the Empire Cheese & Butter Co-operative, the only cheese-making facility in Northumberland County.

They have produced four books - Gleanings, A History of Campbellford-Seymour; Campbellford Memorial Hospital: 50 Years of Care Beyond Compare, 1953-2003; A Walk Down Memory Lane: 150 Years of the Campbellford-Seymour Agricultural Society, 1854-2004; and Glimpses of Campbellford: A Collection of 300 Postcards from the Archives of the Campbellford-Seymour Heritage Society.

For research purposes, they have 119,000 family names, 100 Family Files, in their local database for Campbellford and Seymour, and Campbellford/Seymour Veterans of World War I and II.

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