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Search Through Your Past

If you’re interested in tracing your family’s Island roots, do not miss MacNaught History Centre and Archives at 75 Spring Street. A gateway to discovering family connections and Island ancestors, the Centre is open year round to local residents and visitors.

Fans of history are invited to travel back through time with the help of our knowledgeable staff members. We have a vast collection of PEI newspapers on microfilm, transcribed census and gravestone records, and other valuable resources. The facility has comfortable reading and microfilm rooms and a reference library of published and unpublished community histories and genealogies, all available free of charge.

Staff will introduce you to online resources on the PEI Ancestry website which is created and managed by Wyatt Heritage Properties.

The MacNaught History Centre is also the starting point for interpretive tours of the Wyatt House Museum and includes a small exhibit space. Displays include a gold pocket watch that belonged to Canada’s first Prime Minister, Sir John A. MacDonald, a collection of historical paintings and sketches by Summerside artist John Gothard Baker, and an 1867 tintype of loyalist descendant Peter Schurman displayed with the unique cane that he was leaning on for the photo.

The MacNaught History Centre & Archives is a warm and inviting space suited to small exhibitions. It is open year round and is known for its series of shows titled “Sixty Days of Fame.”

For more information about the MacNaught History Centre & Archives, contact:

Fred Horne
[email protected]
Culture Summerside, 205 Prince Street, Summerside, PE C1N 2Z5

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