Discover the fascinating connection between Lucy Maud Montgomery and the post.
If you happen to be in Prince Edward Island in the summer, come meet Lucy Maud Montgomery, the famous author of Anne of Green Gables. In an exhibition presented at the Cavendish post office, you will discover the fascinating connection between this illustrious Canadian writer and the post.
This small exhibition invites you to follow the writer’s manuscripts through the postal system. Many objects from the collection of the Canadian Museum of History illustrate Lucy Maud Montgomery’s work as assistant postmaster. Taking advantage of her job at the family’s post office, the determined young woman discretely mailed the manuscript of her famous novel to publishers. That is how she managed to get it published.
The Exhibition in Pictures
- A Chronology of Canadian Postal History
- L.M. Montgomery Institute
- Lucy Maud Montgomery – Reflecting on Anne of Green Gables
8555 Cavendish Road
Cavendish, PE C0A1M0
The Cavendish post office is open from May 22 to October 7.
The exhibition was produced by the Canadian Museum of History in collaboration with Canada Post.