Kaitlyn M.

Stratford, Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Provincial Heritage Fair

If These Old Walls Could Talk

My project is on historical buildings in Charlottetown. I wondered what historical buildings would say if they could tell us their story. So I chose a few buildings and found out about their past and how they changed throughout their life.



What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I learned is that many historic buildings are still being used for modern uses and you could easily walk by them not realizing that they have an interesting story to tell about our past.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I learned that Charlottetown is very rich in history and is the birth place of confederation. If you look around there are some many beautiful historical buildings to discover. We need to preserve and restore our buildings so future generations can enjoy their history.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

The buildings I studied were between 150 to 200 years old. The people who lived in these buildings had much different lives than we do today. Buildings then were built to last and had beautiful detail. Life was harder back then as people didn't have conveniences like running water or electricity.