P.E.I. landmark receives upgrades, investment
By Food in Canada staffBusiness Operations agriculture Atlantic Canada potato farming
Canadian Potato Museum re-opens
O’Leary, P.E.I. – The Canadian Potato Museum has re-opened in O’Leary, P.E.I. following upgrades and enhancements that included interpretation and interactive displays, as well as exterior improvements.
The museum celebrates the Island’s rich farming history, and features a community museum, the Potato Hall of Fame, and the world’s largest exhibit of potato artifacts.
According to The Hon. Gail Shea, minister of National Revenue, on hand for the museum’s grand re-opening, “institutions like this help bring more visitors to Western P.E.I., which helps grow the local economy and create jobs and real long-term prosperity.”
The upgrades were possible through funding from the federal government, the provincial government, and the O’Leary Centennial Museum and Library Association.
Photo above: Celebrating the grand re-opening of the Canadian Potato Museum in O’Leary, P.E.I. were (left to right) National Revenue Minister Gail Shea; Stanley MacDonald, chair of the O’Leary Centennial Museum and Library Association; and Ron MacKinley, minister of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development. Photo courtesy of the Department of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development.
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