Protection Island Beacon Library
is a community lending library staffed by island volunteers with a great collection of donated adult and children/youth books and dvds. Library card registration is free for island residents.
There is also a free book exchange, reading area and children's space, as well as self-serve beverages and washroom facilities.
Open Wednesday from 10-noon and Sundays from 1-3 pm with lots of lively discussion
and the children's fun storytime is Monday starting at 10:30 am.
There are author readings and events throughout the year as well as the ever-popular book sale.
Come and check it out!!! 208 Colvilleton Trail (lower level of Beacon House community hall)
Protection Island Museum and Archives
Hello to Locals, new, old and those just passing through!
We are The Protection Island Cultural Historical Society, also known as “The Museum”. The “we” is Tauno Tuominen (director), Heather Cooling (director/secretary), Mike Gillespie (director/vice president) Wendy Chandler (director/gift shop manager), Brenda Henderson (director/co-treasurer), Barb Neild (director/president/co-treasurer) and Rick Scott (director/curator).
Since 2001 we have been taking care of the Museum behind Beacon House at the southernmost spot on the island. Presenting a permanent historical display of artifacts, photographs and maps as well as a comprehensive archive which includes hundreds of documents related to PI history.
The cultural part of our title refers to our commitment to reflect and illuminate the fascinating and talented inhabitants of our Island. We do this by presenting their art, wisdom and various collections. From lectures on modern arts and bottle collecting to exhibits of crafts and antiques to a cookbook of islanders’ favourite recipes (over 500 sold!)…
Please come see us! The Museum is open from July 1st to the end of August, Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 pm. Special events are presented year- round and tours are available off season. Admission is free but we welcome donations!
We have a unique gift shop featuring cards, sculptures, jewellery, posters, books and recordings all created by islanders --did we mention the cookbook?
We want your input! Ideas for exhibits or events... this is what keeps us going and interesting... call Barb Neild 755-1855 or Rick Scott 740-0047.