Lefurgey Cultural Centre
The Lefurgey Cultural Centre delivers a diverse array of activities that enhance the lives of Prince Edward Islanders and our visitors. Once the home of Wanda Wyatt’s maternal grandfather, John E. Lefurgey, this stately residence was acquired by Miss Wyatt in 1966 and officially opened five years later as a centre for local artisans to pursue and teach their crafts.
In recent years activities have expanded beyond arts and crafts to include school programs, culinary events, creative fundraisers, meetings and presentations, heritage education and an inspiring intimate venue for local musicians. It is cherished by the community as an unmatched heritage space that is also available for rent for special private functions.
The Lefurgey family, called it their ‘Bonny Castle,’ granting it the air of a romantic past which for the Lefurgeys included United Empire Loyalist roots. The romance survives in its architecture, its beautiful space and its place in the community. It is the brain trust for the creative award-winning heritage and cultural programming of Summerside’s Culture Summerside. And it is a survivor, saved from complete destruction by the Summerside Fire Department who conquered a devastating fire in 2004. Some say the Lefurgey Cultural Centre symbolizes the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.