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Notice February 18, 2021

Trent Valley Archives is open to the public by appointment only under the current COVID-19 regulations. We are continuing our sale of books by curbside pickup and mail order, as well as in-person within capacity limits.

Contact us for more information.

Trent Valley Archives is Focused on the Future

Peterborough – On Thursday night, as the Trent Valley Archives’ webinar for its members on how to date photographs, began, local MPP, Dave Smith, and a volunteer from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Les Kariunas, were invited to say a few words. Thanks to a $15,700 Capital grant awarded in 2019, the Archives was able to make needed upgrades to its site which will help extend the life of the building in the years to come. Read more…

In Memory of Herb Franklin


The Board of Directors of Trent Valley Archives has lost one of its most faithful and hard-working members. It is with sadness that we share the news that Herb Franklin passed away unexpectedly and suddenly.

Herb and his wife Sue were sustaining members for many years and recently became Patrons of the Trent Valley Archives.

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History Books

Trent Valley Archives has a selection of well-loved history books available. Visit our shop to view the list of available titles. (Check back often, available titles subject to change.)

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It's time for another Throwback Thursday post! This week, we're sharing this photo of the Allan Dunn Electrical Appliances store, taken in February of 1960. At the time, the store was located at 95 Hunter Street West, just before the Hunter Street bridge where Dan Joyce's Classic Clothing is today. As many of you may know, the store is still in operation and has become a go-to place to purchase a new vacuum cleaner. Did you purchase a household appliance from this store? ... See MoreSee Less
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Start spreading the news! The Trent Valley Archives has reopened! Want to come in and do some research? Book an appointment with us by emailing us at admin@trentvalleyarchives.com or calling us at 705-745-4404. Want to do some shopping in our bookstore? Drop by our archives building, ring the doorbell, and we'll let you in. We'll be here Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM-4PM every week. Please note that COVID-19 health and safety protocols are still in place at the Trent Valley Archives. A mask must be worn inside our building at all times, and everyone must keep at least two meters apart from one another. We are also screening everyone who enters the building for symptoms of COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding, and we hope to see you again soon! ... See MoreSee Less
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