Resources for Educators


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Point Ellice House History Guide for Educators

We have developed a brief history guide for educators. It provides an overview of the site’s history, the house, the grounds, and the people who lived and worked at Point Ellice House over the years. We encourage you to use this guide to familiarize yourself with the history of PEH prior to visiting the site or delivering our educational programs to your students. Link to Guide

The PEH Blog

Staff at Point Ellice House maintain a blog to keep the public updated on projects and activities that are happening on site. If you or your students want to learn more about our work at PEH, explore our blog entries, authored by staff, volunteers, and guest writers from the community. Link to Blog

Search the Collection

Point Ellice House is a provincially owned heritage property. The Province of British Columbia has created The Provincial Heritage Artifacts Database to improve public accessibility to its heritage resources. The database offers worldwide access to the heritage artifact collections of British Columbia’s eleven Provincial Heritage Properties and brings them together in one searchable database. Browse the database by category, collection, structure or individual to find out more about these fascinating heritage sites. Link to Search the Collection

Historical Resource Site

When the Province purchased Point Ellice House as a heritage property in 1975, many of the O’Reilly textual records—such as letters, diaries, and recipes—were transferred into the custody of the Provincial Archives. Staff and volunteers at Point Ellice House have transcribed portions of these records and made our transcriptions available to the public through our Historical Resource Site. You and your students can explore these resources to learn more about early Victoria and the activities of the O’Reilly family. This site is added to periodically as we transcribe further material. Link to Historical Resource Site

The Families of Point Ellice House

This web page is devoted to profiles of the people who lived at Point Ellice House. Students can explore the stories of individuals at their own leisure. Link to the Families

External Resources