Guest Blog: Secrets, Scandals and Stories: Historical Gossip at the Bedeque Museum

Secrets, Scandals and Stories: Historical Gossip at the Bedeque Museum

 

You know the gossip is good when people are still talking about it decades and even centuries later. Our museum is packed with stories from local history including P.E.I. Loyalists, the Borden Ferry Service, Callbeck’s store and much more. You may not know, however, that we have some juicy historical gossip that is sure to interest those with a flair for the dramatic.
In the L.M. Montgomery Lower Bedeque School, you can stand in the school Maud once taught in while reading the story of her secret romance in Bedeque! This forbidden love had such an impact on Maud that she wrote about it in her diaries for decades.
In the main museum, you’ll find the tall tale of the mysterious plane parts. These yellow panels once belonged to Howard Clark of Chelton, but came to the museum with no information about their origins.
Are they from the mysterious mosquito crash in Bedeque Bay in 1944? Are they from another WW2 crash that was flying from New Brunswick? Or could they have a different origin?
This summer the museum is open from June 18th to September 1st Tuesday – Sunday. Stop by for a visit and we’ll be sure to spill the tea!