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Charlottetown celebrates Christmas past with display of historic photos at planning department

Coun. Greg Rivard, chairman of the planning and heritage committee, and Natalie Munn, heritage researcher, pose in front of one of the historic photo display windows at the Planning and Heritage Department in Charlottetown. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Coun. Greg Rivard, chairman of the planning and heritage committee, and Natalie Munn, heritage researcher, pose in front of one of the historic photo display windows at the Planning and Heritage Department in Charlottetown. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The City of Charlottetown is celebrating the Christmas season with a historic exhibit entitled “Season’s Greetings”. 

The historic display contains a variety of photos from the city’s archival collection, antique toys from the P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Foundation and city staff, as well as catalogue covers and ads from the past.

This is the latest instalment of the “Picturing a City”. The historic photo exhibit series focuses on an aspect of the city’s history and displays photos from its archive in the windows of the Planning and Heritage Department at 233 Queen St. 

Staff members have opened up the city’s archival collection and chosen some fascinating photos from many different eras and locations all over Charlottetown. The public is invited to take a walk along the city sidewalks and see what an old-fashioned winter looked like, discover the hot toys of yesteryear and find out what else those catalogues were used for after Christmas was over.

The city also appreciates the efforts of individuals who donated the images and antique toys to make the exhibits possible. It is through these donations that people of all ages can learn about Charlottetown and share the knowledge with the public. 

For more information on donating photos or allowing the city to scan images, contact 902-629-4051 or nmunn@charlottetown.ca.

The exhibit runs into January at which time a new exhibit will be launched in the space. All exhibits will be posted online at https://charlottetownstories.wordpress.com/.

 

 

 

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