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About the L.M. Montgomery Institute

L.M. Montgomery's appeal crosses the boundaries of time, age, culture, and gender. Her works are translated into more than a dozen languages; she inspires serious scholarly work and maintains international best-selling status with her shrewd portraits, her minute chronicling of Island and Canadian customs, and her compelling recreations of Island land and seascapes. The L.M. Montgomery Institute pays tribute to Montgomery's achievement and provides a centre for the dynamic research that is focused on her works, career, and Island home.

Montgomery's influence is felt today in almost every area of life on Prince Edward Island -- in education, research, the arts and theatre communities,  tourism, land and building preservation, crafts councils, private businesses, and government policies and decisions. Internationally today Montgomery's works are recognized as touchstones for Canadian culture. Hundreds of thousands of people, directly or indirectly influenced by the way of life depicted in Montgomery's writing, visit Prince Edward Island each year.

Established in 1993 with a three-year grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Council of Canada, with subsequent five-year funding from the Macdonald Stewart Foundation and funding from Leadership Sponsor Aliant, the L.M. Montgomery Institute hosts events and projects that bring together those who wish to learn more about Montgomery's works, life, culture, and influence.

Dr. Elizabeth Epperly presents the first copy of The Bend in the Road to Her Excellency The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson,Governor General of Canada.

In June 2000, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, C.C., C.M.M. C.O.M., C.D., Governor General of Canada, graciously agreed to become the official patron of the L.M. Montgomery Institute. Since the end of her term as Governor General in 2005, Rt. Hon Adrienne Clarkson has agreed to join our International Advisory Board.

In June 2004, Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamado of Japan was installed as the L.M. Montgomery Institute's International Patron in a special ceremony at the University of Prince Edward Island. A lover of nature and a proponent of the importance of literature in teaching the world's children, Her Imperial Highness is indeed a "kindred spirit" and the L.M. Montgomery Institute is delighted to have her patronship.