Prince Edward County’s Newspaper of Record
July 23, 2024
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Special Collection — History and Heritage

Stories about our past and its preservation

The Gazette is itself a piece of Prince Edward County’s history. In this collection we draw attention to stories the pertain to the history of the County and its heritage. Pieces from the Gazette’s own history can be found in Living History and From the Archives.

Memories of D Day

June 6 is the 80th anniversary of D Day, the turning point of World War II

May 29, 2024

“What if heritage came first?” asks Peter Lockyer. “Not as an afterthought, not after the roads. But if it was the first thing we did, because it's the most important thing we have.”

May 1, 2024

Two recent books are entries in a special genre. Neither quite history nor entirely fiction, they imagine the past in intriguing ways.

April 17, 2024

More than 100 years after it sank, “the holy grail of Ontario shipwrecks” will be opened to divers

March 27, 2024

A standout connection to the past serves notice of Base31’s rich future

March 21, 2024

The past couple of weeks have seen a conjunction of events one step away from connecting. It’s as though the planets are aligning. 

March 20, 2024

Base31 receives historic warplane for new museum

March 14, 2024

David and Barbara Sweet of Books & Company celebrate 30th anniversary on Main Street

Community Focus
March 6, 2024

This March 16 and 17, Friendship United Church in Demorestville celebrates the 150th anniversary of its rebuilt church

February 6, 2024

Flashback February celebrated all across the County in events large and small

January 24, 2024

My favourite editorial this past year was about the history of tourism in the County. We called it, fancifully, “This Pleasured Isle, this Green and Storied Place,” (Aug. 10, 2023). We were trying to give a sense of summers long past. I asked Chris if we could do a Part II — more steamboats, more stories of picknicking in the grass, maybe some parasols.  “There isn’t any more,” he said. “After the steamboats, it’s all about the cars.”

January 17, 2024

The mystery of the window at Consecon Public Library, unsolved for over a hundred years

January 1, 2024

Christmas past in the pages of the Gazette

November 7, 2023

The story of a forgotten soldier



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