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March Break

Looking for fun creative activities for children this March Break? Hutchison House hosts a variety of fun crafts and activities over the spring break. Day camps will run from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on March 8th, 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th. Suitable for children aged 6 to 12.  Please make sure to bring a … Read more

Trivia Night

Are you ready to test your trivia skills? Come out to Hutchison House on Thursday, March 7th from 7-9pm to take part in some history themed trivia. Topics will include Peterborough and general history. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Sign up as a team (min. of 4) or as an individual (and be placed … Read more

Social Media Contest: Spot the Difference

Head on over to our social media pages on Facebook ( and Instagram ( to participate in our Spot the Difference. Each week two photos will be posted and it’s up to you to find the differences between the two. Participants can submit their answers via private message on Facebook or Instagram. Two winners, one … Read more

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

PA Day Camp: Fun with Slime

Looking for a fun activity for this upcoming PA Day? Back by popular demand Hutchison House Museum will host its Fun with Slime Day Camp on February 2, 2024 from 9:30-12pm. Children will decorate their own slime containers and make two different types of fun slime. Cost per child is $25. Children are required to … Read more

Robbie Burns Day Take Home Meal

The first Burns super was held in Ayrshire, Scotland in 1801 to celebrate the life of Scotland’s National Poet Robert Burns. Robbie Burns Day is considered a key cultural heritage event in Scotland. For the first time Hutchsion House Museum will celebrate Robbie Burns Day with a take home meal on January 25, 2024. Celebrate … Read more


The Scots have been celebrating Hogmanay since the 16th century. Before the Reformation, the Scots celebrated a wide range of festivals from Christian, Norse and Celtic traditions. At the time of the Reformation, the Church of England cancelled all festivals except the most important feast days and by the mid-16th century, the observation of many … 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

Paint and Sip Nutcracker Workshop- SOLD OUT

In December for the first time the Museum will host a Paint and Sip Nutcracker Workshop on Sunday December 10 from 1-3:30pm. Enjoy a fun afternoon of tea and desserts by the fire, paint and decorate your own wooden Nutcracker and learn about its history. Workshop is $35 per person and includes materials and refreshments. … Read more