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In many ways, L.M. Montgomery is synonymous with Prince Edward Island; from the seashore to the rolling hills and howling winds, the island was the place she called home, even after she left in 1911 for her husband Ewan’s work as a Presbyterian minister. After her death, Montgomery was finally reunited with the place and the landscapes that she loved when she was buried in Cavendish. This map is a record of those landscapes, of the places she described and the places shaped by her literary spark.
This map includes locations that appear in her novels (for example, Green Gables in Cavendish), sites that were part of her daily life (such as the Macneill Homestead in Cavendish), and places that have been inspired by Montgomery (like Blue Winds Tea Room in New London).
This map is a living collection that seeks to bring together the past and present, with new locations and photos welcome. Help us bring Montgomery’s PEI to life!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use #MontgomeryMapPEI on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with new location suggestions (on our map, we’ll credit your suggestion(s) with your name or social media handle; let us know if you’d rather not be mentioned). We look forward to hearing from you!
This map was created by Heidi Haering, L.M. Montgomery Institute student assistant, with financial support from the Office of the President at the University of Prince Edward Island. Dr. Kate Scarth was also part of the map development team. This map would not have been possible without feedback and encouragement from Dr. Elizabeth R. Epperly (LMMI founder). Special thanks to Mr. Simon Lloyd (UPEI library) for archival guidance and content. Dr. Edward MacDonald (Professor of History at UPEI), Ms. Jean MacKay (Culture Summerside/City of Summerside Archives), Mr. John Boylan (PEI Public Archives and Records Office), and Ms. Natalie Munn (City of Charlottetown) also provided contributions and guidance—many thanks. Dr. Philip Smith provided general support and advice and Mr. Donald Moses technical support. Dr. Donna J. Campbell’s L.M. Montgomery donations to UPEI (many available on KindredSpaces.ca) make projects like this possible.