|NEWS & EVENTS|
01/06/2003 - 31/10/2003
On exhibit at the MacNaught History Centre and Archives, from June to October 2003, is "Family Circles", a display centering around the three houses that comprise the Wyatt Heritage Properties and the families associated therein. The storyline highlights the family of shipbuilder and politician the Honorable John Lefurgey, his wife Dorothea and their ten children; James Edward "Ned" Wyatt, his wife Cecelia Lefurgey Wyatt and their three children; and the prior inhabitants of the Clay-MacNaught House, from the early years of John Clay to the recent lives of the Honorable J.Watson MacNaught, his wife Eva and family.
"Family Circles" features colorful, large text dappled with reproduced photographs of the families in various poses and settings. On display are also a number of objects that originally belonged to the families, including Ned Wyatt's fly-fishing wallet and beaver-felt top hat still in its leather traveling case, a small Canadian flag given to Eva MacNaught by former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, and correspondence between the Lefurgey siblings dating back to 1883.
This small exhibition provides an excellent glimpse into the lives of the Wyatt Heritage Properties' original homeowners. It serves as an introduction to the City of Summerside's commitment to heritage and the ongoing development of a heritage gemstone. Admission to "Family Circles" is free. Please call 432-1296 or 432-1326 for more information.
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