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


Ballots, Booze & Bullets

September 12 Tickets || September 19 Tickets
7 – 9PM

Take a walk with our costumed guide through the streets of East City as they reveal the illicit activities that took place there during the Prohibition Era. Along the way, you’ll learn how some of the area’s infamous bootleggers plied their trade, and what it took for law enforcement officers to stop 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.


Eerie Ashburnham Tour: Wicked Walk of the West

August 15 – SOLD OUT || August 22 – SOLD OUT || August 29 Tickets – SOLD OUT
7 – 9PM

This tour which begins at Driscoll Terrace on Hunter St. in East City, will bring alive the dark side of Ashburnham, also known as East City. Friendly and knowledgeable guides will lead you by lantern light through the streets, expertly weaving together the ghosts and the stories behind them.

From the hauntings at Quaker Oats in connection with the 1916 fire to the strange happenings at Engleburn, you’ll be mesmerized by the experiences that many in the area have reported. As some have done on previous tours, you might even hear the “talking trees” on your walk near the Hunter Street Bridge.

TVA expects to offer more tours as COVID restrictions continue to ease, so be sure to check the website for up to date information on future tours which will include our other Ashburnham ghost walk, Eerie Ashburnham: East Side Stories.

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 **