2014 Almanac goes on sale this week

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CHARLOTTETOWN — After overwhelming demand from Islanders interested in acquiring a copy of “The Public Archives 2014 Almanac and Miscellany Celebrating 1864,” the Public Archives has printed an additional 1,000 hard copies of the book.

"We had a contest to give away 200 copies of the Almanac, and we received over 500 entries," said Tourism and Culture Minister Henderson. "We've also heard from at least one local bookstore that’s been inundated with requests for the publication.”

The Almanac gives a month-by-month accounting of important events that occurred on the Island in 1864 and explores different themes including land issues, major towns and even fashion. It also gives individuals an opportunity to keep records of events in 2014.

A monthly 2014 calendar is provided in each chapter as well as several blank pages for record keeping. There are also advertisements from 1864, diary entries, photos, clippings from various publications, and other items from the Public Archives.

The Public Archives originally printed 1,000 copies for distribution to public libraries and to be used as prizes at the provincial heritage fair. A free, downloadable, electronic version was also made available on the Public Archives and Records Office website.

Entries for the draw are now closed and winners have been notified by email.

“The Public Archives 2014 Almanac and Miscellany Celebrating 1864: A Look at Prince Edward Island in the Year of the Charlottetown Conference” is available for $10 at Beaconsfield Historic House and the Bookmark in Charlottetown, at Eptek Centre in Summerside, and at the Public Archives and Records Office in the Coles Building on Richmond Street in Charlottetown.

 

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Organizations: Public Archives and Records Office, Public Archives 2014 Almanac, Beaconsfield Historic House Eptek Centre

Geographic location: Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Summerside Richmond Street

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