LMMI Honours the Work of the Macneill Family

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Photo by: Joanne Craig

It was a wonderful moment at the 13th biennial conference banquet when Jennie Macneill received an LMMI Legacy Award for the work she and the late John Macneill have done in creating, developing, and maintaining the Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish Home.  Their son David Macneill now runs the Site (where a Project Bookmark was unveiled on June 24th).

From left to right: Dr. Philip Smith, the Honourable Antoinette Perry, Jennie Macneill (recipient of an LMMI Legacy Award), and me.

-Betsy

Project Bookmark

Project Bookmark unveiled the very first Bookmark for Prince Edward Island — a poem by L.M. Montgomery describing the view from her bedroom window on the Macneill Homestead site, where she grew up, learned to read and write, and composed hundreds of poems and short stories.

You can read more about it here: https://www.projectbookmarkcanada.ca/bookmarks-21-25#21-the-gable-window

The Macneill Homestead Joins Canada’s Literary Trail

Jennie Macneill and I make sure — through a Project Bookmark plaque — people know that the Site of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish Home, also featured in the children’s book Carolyn and I launched on May 2nd, is recognized as the magical place readers know it to be. More to come.

http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/opinion/letter-to-the-editor/opinion-joining-canadas-literary-trail-219652/

-Betsy