Table of Contents

Chronology is something that I spend a great deal of time fussing over. To solve this I have set up this Table of Contents which will list all the posts in chronological order with their titles and the dates on which they were posted. Thus if any readers want to read portions of the story I am telling in the correct sequence this will serve as a guide. To make it even easier, each topic is an active hyperlink that will take you directly to the post itself.

 

MY LIFE AS A LECTURER ON P.E.I. HERITAGE,

AND SOME OF THE PATHS AND BYWAYS I EXPLORED

Driven by Fate I found myself giving large numbers of illustrated lectures on the Heritage of PEI to audiences all over the Island and as part of a specialised course I was permitted to introduce into my usual lectures on the history of European Art at the University of Prince Edward Island. While I had professional training in European Art History all my lectures on PEI topics were the results of my observations and research by a very keen amateur. I believe that I contributed new knowledge to the basic story of Island heritage, at the very least looking at it from my very broad viewpoint as an art historian. My view was international, not parochial.

The following blog posts on the emergence of the Island in history all started life as lectures illustrated with colour slides. I gave the lecture – which I might have spent days preparing – only to have it dissolve into a mist when everybody went home. One of the most important reasons I chose to take on this blog project was to rescue all that knowledge and those insights from the mist – for good or for bad – so that, for a while, they would live again. All of the following posts derive from lectures I have given over the past 45 years.

 

THE SPIRIT OF THE PLACE

March 17, 2019

THE ICE AGE AND THE FORMATION OF THE ISLAND

June 10, 2019

THE PEOPLING OF THE AMERICAS

July 24, 2019

THE PEOPLING OF PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND – AND THE AMERICAS!!!

August 12, 2019

READINGS ON THE BIRTH OF PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY ON PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND

August 20, 2019

MY PREHISTORIC EPIPHANY

August 21, 2019

MY DISCOVERY OF P. E. I. PREHISTORIC ARCHAEOLOGY

August 27, 2019

P.E. I. STONE TOOLS AND WEAPONS – CORE OR COBBLE TOOLS

September 17, 2019

P.E. I. PALAEO INDIAN FLAKE TOOLS AND THEIR MATERIALS

September 24, 2019

P. E. I. STONE TOOLS AND WEAPONS IN THE ARCHAIC PERIOD

October 5, 2019

THE NOBLE SAVAGE

October 15, 2019

THE ARCHAIC PERIOD ENDS AND THE MI’KMAQ ARRIVE.

October 20, 2019

EARLY EXPLORERS AND THE BRINGING OF CHRISTIANITY TO THE MI’KMAQ

October 20, 2019

IMAGES OF THE MI’KMAQ – AN EVOLUTION

October 21, 2019

THE WIGWAM AND ITS EVOLUTION ON PEI

November 2, 2019

DISCOVERY AND FIRST CONTACT BY EUROPEANS

November 6, 2019

ARCADIA AND ACADIA – A MEDITATION – PART I

November 18, 2019

ACADIA AND THE ACADIANS

SECOND SERIES

When I planned this blog I decided that I would include an autobiographical section that would span my first fifty years from childhood to success as a self-employed Heritage Consultant, until a health crisis brought everything to a halt around 1999. The importance of this section, to me, is that it lists in chronological order the enormous variety of projects I took part in over the years that related directly to aspects of my PEI Heritage and which gave me so much pleasure.

 

MY BOYHOOD YEARS

April 11, 2019

THE YEARS OF THE TIGNISH ARTS FOUNDATION: 1964 – ?

April 12, 2019

TANTRAMAR REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (1971-1979) – AND NEW DIRECTIONS IN LOCAL ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY

April 16, 2019

38 YEARS AGO – AUGUST 1981 RECONNAISSANCE FOR A NEW LIFE

April 26, 2019

MY HERITAGE FOUNDATION YEARS 1982-88 – A PAINFUL TRANSITION

April 28, 2019

MY HERITAGE FOUNDATION YEARS 1982-1988 – THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

April 30, 2019

1988-1990 MY FIRST BUSY YEARS AS A HERITAGE CONSULTANT

May 11, 2019

1991-1993 NEW DIRECTIONS AND GRATIFYING YEARS AS A HERITAGE CONSULTANT

May 17, 2019

1992-1995 MY BUSIEST YEARS AS A HERITAGE CONSULTANT

May 18, 2019

1995-1999 THE END OF MY CAREER

May 23, 2019

 

ADDITIONAL POSTS, ON THE SPUR OF THE MOMENT, AND NOT PART OF ANY SEQUENCE.

THE LOBSTER SEASON – AN ANNUAL HERITAGE FEAST!!!

April 30, 2019

A LITERARY DIGRESSION: ANNE, EVANGELINE AND MARGARET THEODORA

June 9, 2019

The Catherine G. Hennessey Heritage Award
February 21, 2020