Thursday, July 22, 2010

PEI Heritage

Number One Grafton Street - 1895

There was an interesting report issued today by the University of PEI Tourism Research Centre claiming that 91% of visitors to PEI visit a historic site, museum or art gallery.

This seems a rather high proportion of visitors but it does reflect the importance of the historical resources on the Island.

The work that we have carried out on Number One Grafton Street has been to protect and enhance the heritage of this wonderful building and to enable as many guests as possible to share in the beauty of a truly historic home.   

"The past is not the property of historians; it is a public possession. It belongs to anyone who is aware of it, and it grows by being shared. It sustains the whole society, which always needs the identity that only the past can give." (Dr. Walter Havighurst)

Number One Grafton Street - 2010