Flashback February: Heritage Week in Prince Edward County runs from February 19 – 27 with a blend of virtual and in-person events celebrating The County’s history and heritage. 2022 marks the fifth annual Flashback February, presented by The County Museums in partnership with multiple community organizations and businesses.
“This year, residents have the opportunity to explore the County’s history in-person, or they can choose from a fabulous line-up of virtual events and enjoy quality heritage-focused experiences from the comfort of home,” says Jessica Chase, Curator with The County Museums.
Throughout the nine-day festival, The Museums will offer a special Royal exhibit at Macaulay Church, which will complement two in-person ‘tours’ of Buckingham Palace led by Chase, a former Royal Collection guide. These tours, which will make use of virtual tour technology, will take place at Macaulay Church on February 20 and 24, and will (naturally) include tea and biscuits.
Flashback February kicks off on Saturday, February 19 with two in-person offerings – historic barn tours at Karlo Estates Winery, and a presentation of vintage photographs and ‘follies’ hosted by the North Marysburgh Recreation Committee.
The schedule also includes:
- A Facebook Live event and physical exhibit from Seventh Town Historical Society, all about early ‘social media’ in Prince Edward County, and how residents survived before Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and TikTok.
- South Shore Joint Initiative presents a talk focusing on danger, death and discovery at Point Petre.
- The Prince Edward Heritage Advisory Committee presents Diane Chin of the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, to discuss the ACO’s work and its relevance to the County.
- A conversation with playwright and musician Suzanne Pasternak about her new book, Minerva – also included is a selection of local charcuterie.
- A demonstration of heritage recipes on the hearth at Macaulay House, with samples of each delivered to your door.
- And author Dan Buchanan will speak about the history of the Carrying Place and Weller’s Bay, presented by The Friends of Wellers Bay.
Tickets for the events range in price from free to $25. Tickets or advance reservations are required for most events whether in-person or virtual. COVID-19 safety measures will be in place for all in-person events including proof of vaccination and mask-wearing indoors. For full ticket and event information, visit FlashbackFebruary.com.
For more information, contact Jessica Chase, Assistant Curator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 613.476.2148 extension 2524