Events

At Trent Valley Archives, we recognize the importance of helping people learn about their history. To this end, we host a variety of events throughout the year to help people access their past– and we do it in ways that are always informative and entertaining!

We run workshops on a variety of subjects, including history writing, interpreting land records, and caring for your archival documents. Our guided tours are also very popular — learn about Peterborough’s heritage on foot, by bus, or by bike. Other events bring history to life through re-enactment.

Planning a special event? Private tours are available for groups of 15 or more. Our guided tours are popular for birthdays as well as workplace socials. A tour with Trent Valley Archives will show you a whole different side of Peterborough that you won’t soon forget! To view some of the events we’ve run previously (and will likely run again), please visit our past events page. Contact us today to plan your event.


Jul
8
Fri
Peterborough Perpetrators
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This tour will feature a 1925 love triangle resulting in a murder-suicide, a daring escape from the Peterborough jail with a subsequent cross-province police chase and a shooting of the Grand Hotel owner, Murray Green in the 1970s, among other stories. Madison More, researcher and knowledgeable tour guide, will lead the tour which will also cover the astonishing discovery of human remains that may be linked to the disappearance of a lumberjack in the early days of Peterborough.

Jul
15
Fri
True Crimes Tour – NEW
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm
Jul
17
Sun
Tragic Tales – Little Lake Cemetery
Jul 17 @ 1:30 pm
Jul
24
Sun
Tragic Tales – Little Lake Cemetery
Jul 24 @ 1:30 pm
Aug
13
Sat
Ballots, Booze & Bullets – East City
Aug 13 @ 6:30 pm
Aug
20
Sat
Ballots, Booze & Bullets – East City
Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm
Sep
10
Sat
Plant Sale
Sep 10 @ 8:00 am
Oct
13
Thu
A Tour at TVA – Open House
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm
Oct
15
Sat
Home Movie Day
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm
Oct
20
Thu
Ghost Walks
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm