At Trent Valley Archives, we recognize the importance of helping people learn about their history. To this end, we host a variety of events throughout the year to help people access their past– and we do it in ways that are always informative and entertaining!

We run workshops on a variety of subjects, including history writing, interpreting land records, and caring for your archival documents. Our guided tours are also very popular — learn about Peterborough’s heritage on foot, by bus, or by bike. Other events bring history to life through re-enactment.

Planning a special event? Private tours are available for groups of 15 or more. Our guided pub crawls are popular for birthdays as well as workplace socials. A tour with Trent Valley Archives will show you a whole different side of Peterborough that you won’t soon forget! To view some of the events we’ve run previously (and will likely run again), please visit our past events page. Contact us today to plan your event.

Events List 2019

Little Lake Cemetery Pageant – September 28, tours begin at 6PM
September 29, tours begin at 1PM

A cast of cemetery residents played by local actors share tales of their lives in Peterborough’s historic landscape cemetery. This outdoor theatre event concludes inside the cemetery’s Victorian chapel.

September 28
Tickets @ 6PM – Sold Out Tickets @ 6:20PM
Tickets @ 6:40PM Tickets @ 7PM
September 29
Tickets @ 1PM Tickets @ 1:20PM

Downtown Ghost Walk – October 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25

Costumed guides recount spooky tales on this lantern lit tour around Peterborough’s most haunted buildings. A popular Halloween tradition since 2003.

Tickets October 17 – Sold Out Tickets October 18 – Sold Out Tickets – October 22
Tickets – October 23 Tickets – October 24 Tickets – October 25

Home Movie Day – October 19
Free Event

Share your 8mm, Super 8, 16mm, and VHS home movies and discover why their preservation is important to our community’s heritage.

** Reservations are required for all tours **
For more information on events, please contact Trent Valley Archives.