Green Gables Heritage Place Visitor Center

Exploring Prince Edward Island; #Write31Days

The gal at the ticket counter took my Canadian money–a total of $7.80. (I don’t remember for sure, but it’s possible I gave her a blue, waxy five-dollar bill, a “toony” [$2 coin] and a “loony” [$1 coin] in exchange for a sticker to wear “in a visible place” and two Canadian dimes in change.)

Once inside, we browsed the displays in the small anteroom then sat on benches in a small theater for a short film.

A replica of one of Miss Montgomery’s personal scrapbooks was among the first displays. (Sorry about the glare on these photos–couldn’t be helped.)

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Here’s a photo of Miss Montgomery’s typewriter. Can you imagine writing a novel without a delete key? I’m not sure I could even write a one-page letter on this antique. But I’m very glad literal cutting-and-pasting didn’t prevent Miss Montgomery’s prolific career.

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Excerpts from Miss Montgomery’s journals were also on display. I cropped the French translation and made a collage photo of an excerpt from her unpublished journal and another that appears in The Selected Journals of L. M. Montgomery.

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Here’s our Anne. (I love this!)

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After the film, we head outside, stepping back in time to the much-awaited Green Gables.

First stop–the barn. (Photos tomorrow!)

Your Turn

When writing this post, I referred to Anne as “everyone’s favorite red-headed orphan.” But I deleted that phrase because I immediately thought of two other red-headed orphans that might be favorites: Little Orphan Annie and Pippi Longstocking.

Which one of these young ladies would you most like to spend a day with?

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