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Notice January 15, 2021

Trent Valley Archives is closed to the public during the province-wide lockdown and stay-at-home order. We are continuing to monitor our phone and email messages, and our online bookstore is open.

Contact us for more information.


In Memory of Herb Franklin

(1946-2020)

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.)


Facebook Posts

Don't worry, we haven't forgotten about Throwback Thursday! For this week's post, we're sharing these rare photos taken inside and outside Adam Scott C.V.I. in the winter of 1962, shortly after the school opened. The school was (and still is!) located at the corner of Hilliard Street and Langton Street and has been home to thousands of students over the years. We're sure the former Lions who see this post will enjoy this trip down memory lane! If you went here and have a memory to share, please do so down below 👇 ... See MoreSee Less
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IMPORTANT UPDATE: We will be shortening our curbside pickup hours. Online/phone orders can be picked up on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 10AM-4PM. ... See MoreSee Less
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It's the first Throwback Thursday of 2021! This week, we're sharing this photo of the East City Seafood Shop, located at 95 Hunter Street East in the plaza where Black's Distillery is today. The area sure has changed a lot since this photo was taken in the winter of 1962. Did any of you pick up fish and chips from here? If you did, what were they like? Share your memories with us! ... See MoreSee Less
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COVID-19 Update: The Trent Valley Archives will be closed to the public for the duration of the province-wide lockdown. In the meantime, our bookstore will be open for curbside pickup starting on January 5th at 10AM. Orders can be placed on our website or by calling us at 705-745-4404. See you soon! ... See MoreSee Less
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We made it! It's the last day of 2020! 🎉 It was a tough year for many of us, but it's finally over. To celebrate New Year's Eve, we wanted to share these images taken at the Empress Hotel Ballroom on New Years Eve when it flipped from 1959 to 1960. Although we can't have a gathering like this one this year, we hope you've still found a way to celebrate. ... See MoreSee Less
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