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13 hours ago
There's a lot of thought that goes into the design of cemeteries and the grave markers they contain, and our new Mark Your Spot tour addresses this! Our guide will take you through Little Lake Cemetery and point out all of the different materials and design features that were used for monuments in the 1800s and 1900s, and explain why people preferred them. You'll also get a close-up look at the Morrow mausoleum and the chapel, and learn more about the decisions that went into their construction. The tour will be running THIS SUNDAY at 1:00PM, and you can get tickets on Eventbrite, here: www.eventbrite.ca/o/trent-valley-archives-9633726313 Can't make it this Sunday? We'll also be running the tour next Sunday (September 27). ... See MoreSee Less
20 hours ago
The focus of this week's Throwback Thursday post is the Canadian General Electric Plant! This aerial photograph of the inside of one of the buildings was taken at an open house in 1979. The Peterborough plant has had a long history since it opened in 1892, employing thousands of workers. Did you, or someone in your family, work here? We'd love to hear your stories in the comments down below! ... See MoreSee Less
Come "hang" with us in Little Lake Cemetery this Sunday, where we'll be hosting our Mark Your Spot (at 1PM) and Tragic Tales (at 2PM) tours! We still have tickets left to both. For more information and to purchase tickets, check out our Eventbrite profile: www.eventbrite.ca/o/trent-valley-archives-9633726313 ... See MoreSee Less
Guess what? We've just hit 1,975 likes! We only need 25 more likes to get to 2000, and then we can pick our giveaway winners. Be sure to share this post to encourage all of your Facebook friends to check us out!Guess what? We've almost reached 2000 likes on our Facebook page! To celebrate, we'll be hosting a giveaway when we reach 2000 likes. How will it work? Well, the 2000th person to like our Facebook page will win their choice of three books: An Historians Notebook, Up The Burleigh Road, or the Peterborough Journal. Then, after the 2000th like winner has chosen their prize, we will randomly select two more winners from the list of people already liking our page to receive the other two books. (Sounds simple, right?) If you want a chance to win, be sure you're already liking our Facebook page, and then share this post with your friends to encourage them to like us, too! We'll share updates as we get closer to our 2000 like goal. Good luck! ... See MoreSee Less
3 days ago
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Why not join us in Little Lake Cemetery this Sunday for a tour! We'll be hosting two unique tours: Mark Your Spot at 1PM and Tragic Tales at 3PM.
If you've wanted to learn more about cemetery architecture, Mark Your Spot is the tour for you. Our guide will provide an overview of some of the most popular monument materials and designs from the 1800s and 1900s, and also give you a close up look at the chapel and Morrow mausoleum.
If you enjoy true crime and other tales of loss and misfortune, you'll want to take our Tragic Tales tour. Our guide will tell you about several Peterborough citizens who met their demise in tragic and uncommon circumstances.
Tickets to both tours cost $20 each, and can be purchased on Eventbrite, here: www.eventbrite.ca/o/trent-valley-archives-9633726313 [Please note that we will be adhering to COVID-19 protocols throughout the tour, including physical distancing.] ... See MoreSee Less