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Pandemic Arrangements

Pandemic Arrangements of the Peterborough Historical Society and Hutchison House Museum The Peterborough Historical Society and Hutchison House Museum are strictly following the emergency regulations to address the pandemic. The first aim is to ensure the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers. Some programs have been adapted to virtual and online delivery, in some cases … Read more

Victorian Christmas

December 18, 2021 10:00 am – 4:00 pm Enjoy a seasonal tour of the museum, decorated for the Christmas season, and learn how the Hutchison family would have celebrated this time of year. There will be a timed entry for this event, with a maximum of six people per 15 minute time slot. Children can … Read more

Fireside Stories at Hutchison House Museum

A Christmas Carol Saturday, December 11th, 2021 2:00 to 4:00 PM Mark your calendars for Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol in the Keeping Room by firelight on Saturday, December 11th from 2-4pm. We will be listening to a recording of the 1939 Campbell Soup radio show presented by Orson Welles and starring Lionel Barrymore as … Read more

Christmas Market & Snowflake Tea

Saturday, November 27 & Sunday, November 28th Christmas Market 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Snowflake Tea sittings at 1:00 PM & 2:30 PM Come for some seasonal shopping at Hutchison House Museum! The Hutchison House volunteers will host their annual Christmas market and Snowflake Tea. The market runs from 10 AM to 12 PM. Please … Read more

Hogmanay at Hutchison House

Our popular Hogmanay event will see some modifications this year. Although some COVID-19 restrictions have lifted, staff at the museum have decided that it would be unsafe to run the event as we have done in years past. Instead, Hutchison House volunteers will prepare Hogmanay meals-to-go with a similar menu to what is served in … Read more

Fighting for Democracy: A Canadian Activist (from Peterborough) in Spain’s Civil War

Jim Higgins was an English orphan who migrated to Canada for farm work in Saskatchewan in 1928. The Depression of the 1930s triggered his activism in the causes of social equality and democracy. In the polarized climate of the time he joined 1700 other Canadian volunteers to fight fascism in the Spanish Civil War. In … Read more

The Archaeology of Nassau Mills: The Abandoned Plaster House in Context

Speaker Series: Co-directors James Conolly and Kate Dougherty present the result of an excavation and survey project in 2017 and 2018 at the historic Nassau Mills industrial complex, situated on the Trent University campus. As well as a general overview of the project’s findings and the interplay between written documentation and archaeological evidence, they focus … Read more

Haunted Halloween for Kids

While things will look a little different this year, the month of October would not be complete without the Halloween tradition. Look out for young ghostly ghouls and goblins on Friday October 29th from 5-8:30 pm and Saturday, October 30th from 10am – 4 p.m. when Hutchison House Museum will host Halloween tours of the … Read more