Author! Author! A Meet the Author Event

May 27, 2023 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Meet the authors of recent local history best sellers at Trent Valley Archives on Saturday, 27 May 2023, from 1:00pm until 3:00pm.

The event will begin with music provided by Dr. Alan Kirby and his band, the Backwoodsmen, who will share tunes from their recent cd, Cross Cut. This features many classic folk songs from the area, some of which were referenced in Kirby’s book, Fowke Songs.

Bob Reid will discuss some of the photographs from his book, Trent-Severn Waterway: Then & Now, which features photographs from a century ago and his modern photograph of the same sites, as near as possible. Much has changed in 100 years even though the canal has the same route.

Rosemary McConkey will comment on her book, Green Routes, which covers the experiences of Peter Robinson Settlers over time, some staying in this area but others moving farther afield.

Elwood H. Jones will talk about the upcoming publication of the classic Howard Pammett study of the early years of the settlement of Peterborough, 1820s to 1850s. This book is being offered at the pre-publication price of $100, and copies may be reserved at this event or at Trent Valley Archives.

There will be refreshments and good discussion as well as a chance to buy the books, and to have them autographed. If you already have one of these books, this would be a good opportunity to have it signed.