Events

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.


2020 Events


Seats of the Mighty

4:30 – 6PM
July 10 Tickets || July 17 Tickets || July 24 Tickets

A new tour!

Seats of the Mighty, features the movers and shakers of early Peterborough history including Col McDonnell, George Hilliard and Charles A. Weller, all who have streets or buildings named for them.

We take the safety of our attendees and volunteer guides very seriously. Screening prior to each tour will be done and we will adhere to appropriate physical distancing throughout the tour. The wearing of masks is strongly encouraged. While everyone is welcome, we encourage you to enjoy the tours with members of your circle.


Tragic Tales

7 – 8:30PM
July 17th Tickets || July 24th Tickets

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

We take the safety of our attendees and volunteer guides very seriously. Screening prior to each tour will be done and we will adhere to appropriate physical distancing throughout the tour. The wearing of masks is strongly encouraged. While everyone is welcome, we encourage you to enjoy the tours with members of your circle.


Ladies of the Lake

2:30 – 4PM
July 19 Tickets || July 26 Tickets

Meet some of the women who lived and worked in Peterborough during the 19th and 20th centuries. This tour features artists, pioneers, housewives and businesswomen. Some of them were well known in their own time, while others we know about only through the writings of others.

We take the safety of our attendees and volunteer guides very seriously. Screening prior to each tour will be done and we will adhere to appropriate physical distancing throughout the tour. The wearing of masks is strongly encouraged. While everyone is welcome, we encourage you to enjoy the tours with members of your circle.


** Reservations are required for all tours **