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Speaker Series: “Rehabilitating Grey Owl”

Filmmaker Peter Blow will show his promotional film and speak about why representatives from the Temagami First Nation are officially repudiating the cultural appropriation label on Canada’s greatest fake – a timely topic of discussion on Indigenous conservation and Grey Owl’s remarkable visit to Peterborough one month before his death. The Peterborough Historical Society monthly … Read more

Speaker Series: The Peterborough and County Military Museum

Display Cases & Volunteers Reduced

Speaker: Don Willcock The Peterborough and County Military Museum is a recent addition to Peterborough’s severalhistory museums. Having opened in October 2022 in the Peterborough Armoury, the PCMM iscurrently a satellite branch of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment Museum in theBelleville Armoury but is in the process of becoming a stand-alone entity. Peterborough has … Read more

Entertaining the Prince of Wales, Cobourg 1860

Speaker series: George Parker At age 18, Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, undertook the first Royal Tour to Canada. Among his stops in Canada West were Cobourg, Hiawatha First Nation, Peterborough and Port Hope. The community of Cobourg provided elaborate entertainment for the Prince at the official opening of the architecturally stunning Victoria Hall. George … Read more

Police Response to First Nation Occupations and Protests: An Ontario Perspective” Dr. Armand La Barge

Nogojiwanong – Peterborough270 Brock Street, Peterborough, Ontario K9H 2P9Tel: 705-740-2600email: : www.phs-hutchisonhouse.ca Notice of Public LectureNOTE: BACK TO VIRTUAL LECTURES! We will continue with a virtual Zoom format forour March lecture. The speaker schedule remains on the third Tuesday of the month; January,February, March and May at 7:30 p.m. A question and answer period will … Read more

The History of Lacrosse in Peterborough

Speaker series: Don Barrie. Peterborough has a long and intimate connection with lacrosse. The Daily Examiner gave a history of the origins of lacrosse in a 1892 article, noting the formation of the Montreal la Crosse [sic] Club in 1860 followed shortly after with the National La Crosse Association of Canada. That same year the … Read more

100 Years of Rotary in Peterborough

Bruce Gravel will share research into the history of the Rotary Service Club in Peterborough as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. An accomplished author with seven books to his credit, Bruce has been a member of Rotary since 2008. An active community leader, Bruce served on the Board of the Peterborough Public Library Foundation and … Read more

100 Years of Tennis History in Peterborough

Speaker series: Christopher Dummitt Sport attracts great popular interest and is the subject of serious historical investigation. The centenary this year of the Quaker Park Tennis Club is an apt occasion to explore the place of tennis in Peterborough’s past. To mark the occasion Christopher Dummitt will speak on the origins of tennis in Peterborough … Read more

Peterborough Historical Society Annual General Meeting

In accordance with Provincial authorization, notice is hereby given that the Annual General  Meeting of the Peterborough Historical Society will be held by means of a ZOOM webcast meeting on Tuesday, 19 April, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. for the following purpose:  1. To elect Directors  2. To appoint Auditors for the Corporation and to authorize … Read more

The Lakefield College School Archives: A Powerful History Teaching Tool

Speaker series: Wendy Darby  Wendy Darby is a teacher and archivist at Lakefield College School. A strong believer in the active use of archival collections, Wendy incorporates archival resources to bring the history curriculum to life. Originating in the early days of Samuel Strickland, Lakefield College has played an important role in the development of … Read more

John A. Macdonald, Elizabeth Hall and Beavermead Farm

Speaker series: Ken Brown. On 21 December 1860 the prominent Peterborough widow, Elizabeth Hall, wrote to John A. Macdonald beginning, “My loved John,” and closing, “Goodbye my own darling, Love your loving Lizzie.” Historians have long known of this letter, but until now, not much of the backstory. Ken Brown sheds new light on the … Read more