Isaac L. Stewart

Historian & Genealogist



A Taste of Italy

G'day there! Well, there goes Christmas for another year. Come and gone in the blink of an eye. But it was all good. Oh yes, very good indeed. Santa found me, as usual; I overate, as always; and once again,... Continue Reading →

A Very PEI History Guy Christmas (2016 Edition)

G'day there! Ho! ho! ho? Merry-holy-Jesus-Mary-and-Joseph-I-only-have-two-days-to-finish-my-shopping-how-the-heck-did-this-happen-Christmas! Yes, the big day draws nigh indeed, and do you know what that means? Well, do you? DO YOU!?  It's time once again for my holiday spectacular! My, how time flies. Of course, because... Continue Reading →

‘Gone Red Road’

G'day there! Well, it would seem that Old Man Winter is back in town for the second time in only a few days. Blecch. I don't know about you, but my day started bright (dark?) and early at 6:30 AM, and... Continue Reading →

Film Friday: ‘The Islanders’

G'day there! Welcome to November, and to - get ready for it - the return of Film Friday! Yes, we're back to our regularly scheduled programming here on PEI History Guy dot com. I don't know about you, but I... Continue Reading →

First Contact

G'day there! Welcome to the second week of Mi'kmaq History Month! As you'll recall, last Wednesday we took a look at the lifestyle of Mi'kmaq people on the Island in the period before European contact. And so today, I thought... Continue Reading →

Pre-Contact Revelations

G'day there! Welcome to October! Before we begin, a couple of very important housekeeping matters to address: If you didn't already know, October in this part of Canada marks Mi'kmaq History Month. The origins of it date back to 1993,... Continue Reading →

The Polly Demonstration

G'day there! People who know me know that I am a collector. I certainly won't deny it. I've been one for about as long as I can remember. From rocks to trading cards to pencils (yes, pencils), it has led... Continue Reading →

Film Friday: Old Home Week (1963-64)

G'day there! Well, we've reached that magical of time year once again in Prince Edward Island. If you happened to notice a bit of a change in the weather over the past few days, it's because another Old Home Week... Continue Reading →

“Charlottetown” (1965)

G'day there! The rules are really quite simple this week: Read. Listen. Enjoy. Oh, and if you happen to be celebrating it, a very happy Canada Day! Song about Charlottetown by comedian Johnny Wayne re-discovered Cheers, PEI History Guy

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