Welcome to Trent Valley Archives

Notice March 21, 2022

As of March 21 we continue to be open by appointment. Our bookstore is open for in-person browsing and we continue to offer mail-order and curbside pickup options.

TVA Upcoming Events

May 29 & Jun 5 6:30 pm Mark Your Spot – Little Lake Cemetery More Information
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Jul 8 & 15 7 pm True Crimes Tour – NEW More Information
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Jul 17 & 24 1:30 pm Tragic Tales – Little Lake Cemetery More Information
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Aug 13 & 20 6:30 pm Ballots, Booze & Bullets – East City More Information
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Sep 10 8 am Plant Sale More Information
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Oct 13 1 pm A Tour at TVA – Open House More Information
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Oct 15 1 pm Home Movie Day More Information
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Oct 20 & 21 7 pm Ghost Walks More Information
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Oct 26, 27, 28 7 pm Ghost Walks More Information
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Nov 6 4:30 pm Military Tour – Little Lake Cemetery More Information
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Serial Collections at TVA

It is likely that many researchers/users of the Trent Valley Archives collection are not aware of the serial collections that are to be found in the Processing Room of TVA. This past summer and fall we decided to make a list of these periodicals in order to make them more accessible.

There are a wide variety of subject areas covered by these journals – local history, genealogy, archive management, architecture, postcards, circus history and company magazines such as Blue Bell (Bell Telephone Co,) and the Imperial Oil Review. Some of these collections are complete; others are incomplete.

Click here view a listing of the titles and volumes available at TVA. Some of these titles also have free online access, so where appropriate we have provided a link.

We hope this will be found useful and will encourage visitors to TVA to peruse these copies.

Introducing Trent Valley Archives Heritage Brands

Trent Valley Archives is pleased to announce the launch of our line of Heritage Brands encompassing historic maps, local history books and high-quality, limited edition puzzles made from original historic photographs. Beginning this fall with the release of two puzzles from the Fairbairn Collection of over 150 black and white glass plate negatives. More information.

Group in Tent c. 1900, Roger Camp, Upper
Stoney Lake F375_C_36
Gower’s Camp, Grubbe’s Island, Stoney Lake

TVA Online Catalogue

TVA is pleased to announce that the Library Catalogue is now online. You can search the catalogue from the comfort of your home and see all the interesting books we have available to consult. You can also see new items that have been added in the last 90 days.

The library has almost 4,000 catalogued materials. The collection includes genealogy resources, family histories, township histories and other books of local interest as well as titles related to architecture and housing, lumbering, soldiering, railways, and topics pertinent to the experience of people who lived in this area.

Click here to view the catalogue. The search screen allows you to be able to search by Keyword, Title, Author and Subject.

While we are still under COVID regulations, if you want to consult something in the library you must book an appointment. Please contact us to book a time.

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Did you know that Canada's second female senator was a Peterborough woman? Find out who she was and and how she got her start in politics on our Ladies of the Lake: 20th Century Women cemetery tour! Happening this Sunday, May 15 at 1:30PM, you'll hear about several women who left their mark on the Peterborough community in the 20th century. Tickets cost $20 and can be purchased on Eventbrite, here: www.eventbrite.ca/e/ladies-of-the-lake-tickets-337495627507 ... See MoreSee Less
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Looking for something fun to do this Mother's Day? Join us in Little Lake Cemetery at 1:30PM for our Women's History Tour! We got lots of positive feedback on our new additions to the tour last year, so this year we're focusing on all the women that made an impact on the Peterborough community in the 20th century. Who was the first woman to exercise her right to vote? Which Canadian country singer grew up in Peterborough? Find out the answers to these questions (and more!) from our knowledgeable guide. Tickets are $20 each and can be purchased on Eventbrite, here: www.eventbrite.ca/e/ladies-of-the-lake-history-tours-tickets-333306086477 ... See MoreSee Less
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