Anne of Green Gables will never die are part of the lyrics written by Elaine Campbell who passed away in 2007. These words live on since 1965 when the “Anne” mtusical started playing and continues to play yearly at the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown. This year the production runs on selected dates from June 28 to August 31.
If you are an Anne of Green Gables fan, you can join thousands who come to PEI to experience Anne. 2008 marked the 100th Anniversary of the publication of Anne of Green Gables. The department of Tourism published for the occasion a passport that featured Several attractions including:
Located in the Gateway village as you enter Prince Edward Island from the Confederation Bridge, Cavendish Figurines is full of Anne memorabilia.
L.M. Montgomery Lower Bedeque School
This museum is a recreation of the schoolhouse where LMM taught in 1897.
Bideford Parsonage Museum
This home is where LMM boarded during her first year teaching.
Anne and Gilbert the Musical
This musical is set during the period Anne was in school. It started running in 2005 in a small theatre in Victoria by the Sea but its popularity dictated that it move to a larger venue. Now in the Harbourfront Theatre in Summerside, where it runs on selected days from June 14 to September 25.
Kensington Historic Train Station
Trains are no more on Prince Edward Island. The rail bed was converted to a cycling trail, but that is the subject of other posts on this blog. This station resembles the one where Anne sat waiting fro Matthew to pick her up.
Anne of Green Gables Museum
Located in Park Corner, the Museum at Silverbush is where I saw the lake of shining waters and the blue trunk that are featured in the novel.
Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace
This house is located in New London and is operated by volunteers. I have not located a website but there is information about it on the heritage society. You can also look them up in the visitor’s guide under attractions new London.
The Avonlea Village of Anne of Green Gables in Cavendish Prince Edward Island is like a pioneer village where you can see structures, dress, and activities of the early 1900’s. You will also see several short skits that replay scenes akin to the Anne of Green Gables novel. This can be a full-day event for the whole family.
The Montgomery Theatre
Located in the Avonlea village, this is yet another theatre where you might feel the presence of Anne.
Green Gables House
Also, located in Cavendish, Green Gables House sits as a museum commemorating what life might have been like for Anne, Marilla and Matthew. Within the National park, this site can be viewed for a modest fee. Remember on a nice day to walk down the hill and stroll through the haunted woods. You can also take a walk down another trail from the back of the house (where the well is located).
LM Montgomery’s Cavendish Home
Designated as a Canadian National Historic Site, the site of Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Cavendish Home marks where Alexander and Lucy Macneill, raised their granddaughter. From the back of the home’s site, you can walk the path towards towards the Green Gables Post Office where you can mail yourself a letter or post card from CAVENDISH.
Rest assured that Cavendish is real, the House at Green Gables is real, and that Anne of Green Gables lives in the heart of millions of devoted followers.