Senin, 12 Desember 2016

Anne’s Island

Prince Edward Island, Canada, known to its scenic vistas and rich agricultural tradition, is best known to literary fans like the home of just a little orphan named Anne Shirley. 

Lucy Maud Montgomery, author from the Anne of Green Gables series, was born on Prince Edward Island and used the island like the setting for 19 of her 20 novels. Tributes to Anne, her world, and her author, are during the island. 

Throughout the annual Charlottetown Festival a musical version of Anne’s story is presented twice daily, June-September. Check the festival’s web site to confirm show times at http : / / www. confederationcentre. com / festival. asp. 

Every August the L. M. Montgomery Festival happens in Cavendish. The festival is really a three-day tribute to Anne and her creator featuring events like an old-fashioned variety show, craft classes, carriage rides, writers’ workshops, barn dances, and much more. For details on the current festival, send an email to info@lmmontgomeryfestival. com. 

In New London, the Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace is open to visitors May-October annually. This small historic location is how the author was born. Special exhibits feature a replica of her wedding dress and scrapbooks containing many of the author’s poetry. 

The Anne of Green Gables Museum is at Silverbush, the home from the author’s aunt and uncle. Montgomery was married here in 1911 and also the museum features numerous family heirlooms in addition to a collection of first editions of her works. 

The best site for fans from the series is, in fact, Green Gables House in Cavendish. The house, built in 1830 and in which the author spent many happy childhood visits together with her cousins, was restored after being damaged inside a fire in 1997. Managed by Parks Canada, it now features re-creations of scenes coming from the novels. Visitors also can stroll down Lover’s Lane or explore the Haunted Wood, both are sites featured inside the books.

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