The Pelee Island Heritage Centre aspires to research, collect and preserve the evidence of the Island’s (and neighbours’) human history, to protect the community’s natural heritage, and to educate the public about our combined heritage through exhibits, publications, special presentations and our extended stay education program. It is understood, moreover, that the Heritage Centre, through the benefit of hindsight, should play a role in informing current community planning issues.
 
 

Current Exhibits on Display:

The Middle Devonian Setting: invertebrate and vertebrate paleontology.


The archaeology of Pelee: our first visitors and settlers


The arrival of Europeans and the McCormicks.


Stories of crossing the ice in winter.


Early commercial fishing.


Quarrying and early stone exports.


The Battle of Pelee Island.


Women in our midst: Hannah Harris


The Schooner Adelaide


The mega-project of draining the Big Marsh

The nineteenth century wine industry on Pelee Island


Shipwrecks of the Western Basin


Local lighthouses


The telephone exchange


The early surveyors


Prohibition days: life on Middle Island


The geology of Pelee and Middle Islands


Carolinian Trees of Pelee and Middle Island


Mammals of Pelee Island


Extirpated Species


Pelee Island Species at risk