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PHS Talks Available on YouTube

The following PHS Talks are now available on the Hutchison House Museum YouTube Channel: Musician of Extraordinary Merit: Joseph Churchill Arlidge in Peterborough by Robert Arlidge The Cradle of Canadian Literature: Early Literary Writing in Lakefield and Peterborough by Professor Michael Peterman Personal Remembrances of Remembrance Days past by David Rumball Packed to the Doors: … Read more

Escape from Doctor Hutchison’s Office

It’s 1840 and there has been an accident outside of Doctor Hutchison’s House. You rush into his office to fetch his supplies when one of his children locks you in the room! Solve the clues to escape from the room and get the doctor his supplies! Developed by students from the Museum Management and Curatorship … Read more

April Break Day Camp Kits

While Hutchison House is not able to accommodate Day Camps at the museum at this time, we would like to bring the museum to you! Hutchison House staff has prepared instructional videos and material kits for three of our most popular day camp programs: Kaleidoscopes, Marionettes and Crazy Quilt Squares. Instructional videos can be found … Read more

I Spy

I Spy with my little eye… some modern things that don’t belong at Hutchison House Museum! For the next 10 weeks, every Tuesday, starting next Tuesday February 9 until Tuesday April 13, Hutchison House will post pictures across our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages with something modern hidden in them. Each week will feature a … Read more

The Peterborough House of Refuge and Care for the Elderly in the Early 20th Century

Dennis Carter-Edwards Dennis Carter-Edwards is a graduate of Trent University and a Research Historian with Parks Canada for 36 years, finishing his career at the Trent-Severn Waterway NHSC. A regular speaker on historical topics and frequent performer at the Trent Valley Archives Little Lake Pageant, Dennis is currently researching treatment of vulnerable seniors at the … Read more

PHS Monthly Meetings and Speakers Program go Virtual

In face of the challenges and continued risks of resuming on-site monthly meetings, we have decided instead to produce monthly virtual PHS Talks that may be viewed on the YouTube channel of Hutchison House Museum.  The plan is to schedule them to be posted on the third Tuesday of the month, the traditional date of … Read more

St. Patrick’s Day Meal to Go

Deadline to Order: Friday March 12, 2021 Date to Pick up: Wednesday March 17, 2021 from 11am to 4pm Experience a taste of Ireland from the comfort of your own home with a delicious take home meal for St. Patrick’s Day. Enjoy a meal of Corned Beef and Colcannon with roasted carrots and Irish Soda … Read more

Virtual Hogmanay

For the first time in over 30 years Hogmanay is being held virtually this year because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Unfortuneatly because of the current lockdown we were not able to film our first footer and some of our dancers as originally intended. In its place we have some interesting history and remberances of past … Read more

Hogmanay Meals now Robbie Burns Day

Deadline to Order: December 18, 2020 Pick-Up CHANGE: January 25, 2021 between 10am and 4pm One of the biggest changes to the Hutchison House event line up is our popular annual Hogmanay event. Unfortunately no amount of adjusting this event could make it viable to run in 2021 with the current pandemic and social distancing requirements. … Read more