Remembering Edward Sharkey
As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, Tryon and Area Historical Society Inc. is featuring an exhibit commemorating the life of Edward Sharkey, 1867-1970, of North Tryon.
Sharkey was born in the year of Confederation and lived to see the centennial in 1967. A carpenter by trade, he worked at Ives’ Mill and Chisholm’s Furniture Factory in North Tryon and helped build the Tryon Methodist Church that is now South Shore United Church and a National Historic Site. In his retirement years, Sharkey worked in his own shop building and repairing most anything in the carpentry line.
The exhibit is part of a provincewide “What Does Canada 150 Mean to You” project being conducted through the Community Museums Association of P.E.I. and Department of Canadian Heritage and will be on display for the rest of the summer at the Tryon Museum. On Friday, Aug. 11, 2-6 p.m., there will also be a special open house and symposium about the exhibit at the museum.
Everyone is invited to visit the exhibit, and people are encouraged to submit stories, pictures and any information related to Sharkey and his family.
The Tryon Museum is located at #47 Route 10, Tryon, and is open Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Voluntary donations to the Tryon Area Historical Society Inc. are gratefully accepted. For more information, call 902-658-2009, or email@example.com, 902-892-8837.