Thursday Aug 26 @ 2pm – “Potatoes & Passengers, Schooners & Steamers” with Harry Holman at the Victoria Playhouse.
An illustrated talk on the development of Victoria, once known as Westmorland Harbour, a bustling Island seaport, and the vessels which brought the business.
Harry Holman, now an independent heritage researcher, worked as the provincial archivist for the Prince Edward Island government for 10 years. He also served as the Director of Culture, Heritage and Libraries retiring in 2013. During his tenure Holman oversaw the Heritage Places Initiative Program for P.E.I., which now leads the country in the number of places listed on the Canadian Register of Heritage Places per capita. In 2017 he was appointed to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.
‘Our Island Talks’ is a collaborative project between the Victoria Playhouse and the Victoria Historical Association. Seating is limited due to Covid restrictions so advance reservations are recommended. Please call 902-658-2025 or 1-800-925-2025 to reserve seats. Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted at the door.