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Notice June 9, 2021

Due to our continuing renovation, TVA remains closed to the public until the end of June. For inquiries, please contact admin@trentvalleyarchives.com

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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If you're a Trent Valley Archives member, listen up! We're hosting another member exclusive Zoom presentation THIS THURSDAY June 24 at 7PM. The presentation is titled "Historical Photographs and Photographers" and will be given by local historian Fraser Dunford. If you enjoyed our associate archivist's presentation on how to date historical photographs using clothing this past February, you won't want to miss this one! You'll learn more about the photographers who worked in and around Peterborough in the 1800s and early 1900s, and how you can use their makers marks to identify your own historical photographs, giving you another tool in your photograph identification toolkit. You'll be a pro before you know it!In order to attend the presentation, you need to RSVP via the link in the email we sent to members on June 11. If you're not a member but are interested in attending the presentation, there's still time to purchase a membership and enjoy all the membership benefits we offer! Memberships can be purchased online at trentvalleyarchives.com/membership/. We hope to see you on Zoom! ... See MoreSee Less
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Today is the First Day of Summer! ☀️ And nothing screams summer more than a throwback photo of Inverlea Park and Beach, everyone's favourite summer hangout in the 50s and 60s. If you whiled away your summer break here, we're sure you'll enjoy this reminder to get out and enjoy the nice weather like a little kid again! ... See MoreSee Less
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