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 tours 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.

Hutchison House Perimeter

May 26 @ 2pm – Tickets
June 2 @ 2pm – Tickets

A figure 8 tour that begins and ends at Hutchinson House and highlights the history behind the homes, offices and churches in the perimeter of this iconic landmark.

A Walk Through Ashburnham’s Past

June 12 @ 6:30 pm – Tickets
June 26 @ 6:30 pm – Tickets

Take a stroll through Ashburnham and learn about the people, events and structures from this historic Peterborough neighbourhood.

Tragic Tales

July 5 @ 7 pm – Tickets
July 7 @ 2 pm – Tickets

A walking tour featuring tales of woe from the early days of Peterborough.

Peterborough Perpetrators – True Crimes Tour

July 12 @ 7 pm – Tickets
July 19 @ 7 pm – Tickets
August 16 @ 7 pm – Tickets
August 23 @ 7 pm – Tickets

Learn about the robberies, murders, and other crimes that captivated the attention of the Peterborough community in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Ladies of Little Lake – Women’s History Tour

August 25 @ 2 pm
– Tickets Available Soon!

Hear the stories of some of the women buried in Little Lake Cemetery who helped to shape Peterborough into the thriving community it is today.

Jackson Park Tour

September 8 @ 2pm
– Tickets Available Soon!

Take a walk through the natural landscapes of Jackson Park and explore the history behind this wonderful Peterborough resource.

Downtown Ghost Walks

October 17 @ 7 pm
– Tickets Available Soon!
October 18 @ 7 pm
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October 23 @ 7 pm
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October 24 @ 7 pm
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October 25 @ 7 pm
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Costumed guides recount spooky tales on this lantern lit tour around Peterborough’s most haunted buildings.
A popular Halloween tradition since 2003.

Military History Tour – Little Lake Cemetery

November 3 @ 3 pm
– Tickets Available Soon!

A walking tour featuring Peterborough residents who served their country during wartime.