Wyatt Heritage Properties

Wyatt Heritage Properties in Summerside, Prince County, Canada | Museum | Historical Society | Museum Club | Historic | Museum and Art Gallery | Museum Services | Historic Site | Motor Museum

Located in the heart of Summerside?s vibrant downtown cultural district, in Prince Edward Island the Lefurgey Cultural Centre is part of a larger collection of notable heritage sites known as the Wyatt Heritage Properties.

Extensive and skillful restoration have created an unmatched blend of culture and elegant architecture perfect for any special celebration.

The Wyatt Foundation presented three Historic houses to the City of Summerside in 2000. It was a gift envisioned by the late Wanda Lefurgey Wyatt and was gratefully received by the City to become the cornerstone as well as the physical location for its heritage and cultural programs.

Wyatt Heritage Properties include:

The MacNaught History Centre and Archives was acquired in 1998 and houses archival resources.

The Wyatt House is the center piece of the properties and treats visitors to a look into the lives of the prominent Wyatt family who resided here for over a hundred years.

The Lefurgey Cultural Centre is dedicated to arts education and training and to cultural learning.

Lefurgey Cultural Centre (205 Prince St): This restored Historic home offers art classes and studio space, music and performing arts classes, children?s programming, rug hooking, musical performances and more. As part of your Wyatt Historic House Tour see this beautifully crafted house.

MacNaught History Centre & Archives (75 Spring St) : This is a starting point for genealogical research for all of Prince Edward Island. The public can access newspapers, census and church records, on-line databases, PEI Genealogical Society data, research assistance and more.

Wyatt Historic House (85 Spring St) :Step into another time. Wyatt Historic House animates the heirlooms and stories of the prominent Wyatt family. Begin in the 1890s, and exit the authentic 1950s kitchen. Special themed visits also offered to stir the soul.

Bishop Machine Shop (101 Water St) : Intact old-fashioned machine shop which boasts an amazing collection of lathes and machining tools and gadgets ? a rare tangible reminder of early industrial Summerside. It is the remnant of the landmark Bishop?s Foundry where 4 generations of metal workers plied their trade.

International Fox Museum (33 Summer St): The International Fox Museum and Fox Hall of Fame is a tribute to the Silver Black Fox industry. Founded on PEI about 1900 the industry attracted buyers from around the world. It is located in the Historic 1911 Armoury which also houses a gallery.

Summerside Heritage Murals :
The Mural Program was started in 1996 when a partnership between the City and Tourism PEI lead to the commissioning of a 400 sq. ft. mural depicting the Great Fire of 1906 (located on the Fire Hall, 248 Fitzroy St., west wall, behind the Community Services Building). The mural is the work of artist Greg Garand and is one of 10 murals in Summerside completed by Island artists.

Summerside Walking Tour:
Summerside is well known throughout Canada for its splendid nineteenth century and early twentieth century residential architecture. Its heritage houses have many stories to tell and represent the stylistic trends which prevailed at different stages in the community?s development. These walking tours through the Historic House District and along the Water Street Commercial District will introduce you to many of Summerside?s beautiful heritage buildings.

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75 Spring Street
Prince Edward Island
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Historical Society
Museum Club
Museum and Art Gallery
Museum Services
Historic Site
Motor Museum
Heritage Sites
Lefurgey Cultural Centre
Arts Education
Cultural Learning
Wyatt Heritage Properties
Three Historic Houses
Heritage Program
Cultural Programs
MacNaught History Centre
Art Classes
Studio Space
Music Classes
Performing Arts Classes
Children?s Programming
Rug Hooking
Musical Performances
Themed Visits
Old-fashioned Machines
Tools And Gadgets
Historical Murals