Cardigan is a small village on the east coast of Prince Edward Island . In the center of the village is the Cardigan Heritage Centre which is owned and managed by the Cardigan Area Heritage Association.
Their mission statement: “To promote the history of the Cardigan area through preserving and showcasing the documents and/or objects of educational/cultural value”.
The Heritage Centre was built in 2003 with the intention of gathering information about the heritage of each of the communities that formed the Cardigan Consolidated School District . The Heritage Association is grateful to the people of Boughten Island, Cardigan, Cardigan Head, Cardigan North, Cardross, Corraville, DeGrosMarsh, Georgetown Royalty, Glenfanning, Launching, Lorne Valley, Martinvale, Roseneath, St. Georges and Seal River school districts who have allowed the Centre to make copies of their heritage including family pictures, deeds, farms, businesses, school pictures as examples. Some have also donated artefacts which help to tell the story of this area.
The Heritage Association would like you to come visit the Centre and see that it offers a wide variety of historical information and displays. This is an ongoing project and we are always looking for more material to add to the community history and if anyone has knowledge of errors or omissions, they are encouraged to submit materials that would correct these. There is no admission fee; however, donations would be greatly appreciated to assist with further development of the museum.