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.


Aug
18
Thu
Mark Your Spot
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm

Led by noted historian, Don Willcock, this tour will examine the gravestones, mausoleums and the chapel at Little Lake Cemetery, with attention to their unusual decorations and attributes. If you take this tour, you’ll learn about the various types of crosses, the unique use of zinc on some memorials and why granite rather than limestone is the preferred choice today.

Aug
25
Thu
Jackson Park Tour @ Jackson Park
Aug 25 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

On August 25 Karen Carter-Edwards will lead a walking tour of Jackson Park. Come and explore the fascinating history of this wonderful Peterborough resource. The location began as an industrial site before it became a public park in the 1890’s. Later the site of an amusement park and then a camp for needy children, the city took over the park in the 1960’s. Discover where the gambler’s den was located, Devil’s Gap, the famous beach, and more.

NOTE: The tour meets in the upper parking lot, through the main gates off Monaghan road. It will run rain or shine, so please dress appropriately for the weather, and wear comfortable walking shoes!

Mark Your Spot
Aug 25 @ 6:00 pm

Led by noted historian, Don Willcock, this tour will examine the gravestones, mausoleums and the chapel at Little Lake Cemetery, with attention to their unusual decorations and attributes. If you take this tour, you’ll learn about the various types of crosses, the unique use of zinc on some memorials and why granite rather than limestone is the preferred choice today.

Sep
10
Sat
Plant Sale
Sep 10 @ 8:00 am
Oct
13
Thu
A Tour at TVA – Open House
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm
Oct
15
Sat
Home Movie Day
Oct 15 @ 1:00 pm
Oct
20
Thu
Ghost Walks
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
21
Fri
Ghost Walks
Oct 21 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
26
Wed
Ghost Walks
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm
Oct
27
Thu
Ghost Walks
Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm