Serving the community since 1897
As one of Ontario’s oldest historical societies, PHS has played a lead role in preserving and promoting Peterborough’s rich social, cultural and architectural history.
Our goal is to generate wider public awareness of the importance of history to the success and welfare of the community. We seek to engage the public through a number of programs and outreach initiatives that reflect the fascinating complexity and diversity of the community’s past.
The society owns and operates Hutchison House Museum, located in downtown Peterborough, which is open year-round and provides windows into the rich social history of the city and region, primarily in the nineteenth century.
The Peterborough Historical Society gratefully acknowledges the generous support of the City of Peterborough, the Province of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the Community Foundation of Greater Peterborough, and the Peterborough Foundation.
Hutchison House News
Hogmanay Meal to go order deadline: December 28, 2022 Hogmanay Meal to go pick up: January 1, 2023 12pm to 2pm. One of the biggest changes to the Hutchison House event line up is our popular annual Hogmanay event. Unfortunately…
Speaker series: A Documentary and Commentary by Sean Scally, filmmaker Sean Scally’s documentary film, Playing with Fire, recounts the story of the horrific explosion of the British Chemical Company’s munitions…
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