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Musician of Extraordinary Merit: Joseph Churchill Arlidge in Peterborough

Speaker Series: Mr. Robert Arlidge. Musician and teacher Bob Arlidge will describe the fascinating circumstances and work of his great grandfather who, after first immigrating to Toronto from London, spent two active years in Peterborough, 1891-92. Here he played a leading role in the musical life of the community. Hired as organist for St. Paul’s … Read more

Reopening Update

Update on reopening of the Peterborough Historical Society & Hutchison House Museum The Government of Ontario has moved to Stage 3 of the relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown for the Peterborough area. Although this allows some increase in the number of people allowed to gather, the PHS and Hutchison House Museum will continue to plan … Read more

2016 PHS News & Events Archive

Jon Oldham explained the expansion and renovation of the Peterborough Museum and Archives The monthly meeting of the PHS in June took place at the Peterborough Museum and Archives, following which Jon Oldham of the PMA explained the history, planning and extent of the new PMA expansion and renovations.  The original building, a centennial project … Read more

2015 PHS News & Events Archive

Explore the Ancient Trails of Scugog Carrying Place at PHS Public Meeting,Tuesday, November 17 Oshawa Author Grant Karcich, will discuss his book Scugog Carrying Place: A Frontier Pathway at the November 17 Public Meeting of the Peterborough Historical Society. It promises to be a fascinating follow-up to Alan Brunger’s talk in September on the Chemung … Read more

2013 PHS News & Events Archive

Author John Boyko is Guest Speaker at Historical Society Public Meeting Acclaimed author John Boyko, will be discussing his latest book, Blood and Daring: How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation, at the Peterborough Historical Society’s public meeting on November 19th. Since its release in May 2013, the book has received … Read more

2012 PHS News & Events Archive

For King, Country — and Czar: James Garvey, Hugh Nolan, and the Canadian SiberianExpeditionary Force, 1918-19 Over 60 people crowded into the basement of the Public Library on Tuesday, November 20th for the monthly meeting of the society.  The guest speaker was local historian and PHS Board member Don Willcock who spoke about the little-known … Read more

2011 PHS News & Events Archive

Student History Awards 2011 PHS presents an award to the graduating student who achieves the highest mark in history at Secondary Schools in Peterborough and surrounding area. The award is presented at the school’s graduating ceremony.  The following students received this award in 2011.St. Peter’s – Julie ReedHoly Cross – Zachary SimmondsPCVS – Claire O’ManiqueTASS … Read more

2010 PHS News & Events Archive

Renovations Improve Accessibility Thanks to a significant grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and generous donations from members of the Peterborough Historical Society, Hutchison House Museum is now more accessible to people with physical disabilities. The renovations were completed in May 2010. A wheelchair accessible parking space and ramp system make it easier for people … Read more