The Macnaught History Centre and Archives

The Macnaught History Centre and Archives in Summerside, Prince County, Canada | Museum | Historical Society

The Macnaught History Centre and Archives is at the heart of Summerside?s ongoing efforts to preserve, interpret, and better understand its heritage. Archival resources include original manuscripts such as the diaries of Miss Wanda Wyatt, local newspapers and other materials on microfilm, photographs and oral history, and the PEI Genealogical Society?s unique Master Name Index of Prince Edward Island families in Canada.

MacNaught History Centre and Archives also is the curatorial and administrative headquarters of the Wyatt Heritage Properties, and offers a program of changing exhibitions on local historical themes.

See our archival descriptions and digital holdings created with support from the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Program, the Library and Archives Canada and the Canadian Council of Archives.

The Macnaught History Centre and Archives is a place where local residents and visitors to the province can research their own family histories, as well as gain a better understanding of the unique history of Summerside and Prince Edward Island County. Towards this objective, an agreement has been entered into with the PEI Genealogical Society making available the society?s extensive publications and genealogy research materials.

The collections consist of a reference library of published materials, maps, videotapes, microfilm of newspapers and other primary sources, and original documents and materials. These original materials have been gathered from individuals, organizations, and municipal authorities and are gradually being described as fonds or collections. The principal source of unique items has been the home of the Wyatt family and these innumerable items have been described as the Wanda Wyatt fonds. The Summerside and Area Historical Society collection is another valuable holding.

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75 Spring Street
Prince Edward Island
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