Re­mem­ber­ing Ed­ward Sharkey

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - SECTION -

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 info@mu­se­um­spei.ca, 902-892-8837.

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