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Every day we hear comedic as well as tragic stories. It was no less so in the past. On Friday evenings, 7-8:30 pm on July 5th , 12th, 19th and 26th, Trent Valley Archives’ walking tour, Tragic Tales at Little Lake Cemetery, brings to light some of these tales of grief and woe of days gone by.

Accompanied by an expert & experienced guide, you’ll hear all about the tragedy of the Turnbull Building collapse due to minimal safety standards and details about the 1916 Quaker Fire you may not know. Additional stories center on the burial of Col. Alexander McDonell, a Catholic, who was initially to be interred outside the Cemetery but now has a prominent place
near the Chapel, the strange demise of little Freddie McMaster and the amazing life and career of strongman Daniel McDonald.

Come out and experience the beauty of Little Lake Cemetery while hearing the fascinating history of the Peterborough area.

Cost of the tour is $17 per person, reservations required.

Visit our Events page to book tickets for this tour and many others.

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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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