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 2018

Downtown Ghost Walk – October 18, 19, 23, 24, 25
7PM – 9PM

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

October 18 (Sold Out) October 19 (Sold Out) October 19 @ 7:30PM (Sold Out) October 23 (Sold Out)
October 24 (Sold Out) October 24 @ 7:30PM (Sold Out) October 25 (Sold Out) October 25 @ 7:30PM (Sold Out)

TVA Second-Annual Home Movie Day! – October 20
1PM – 4PM

We’ll be screening home movies submitted by members of the Peterborough community at Bagnani Hall at Traill college from 1-4PM on Saturday, October 20th. Come and watch the home movies that other people have brought in, or drop off some of your own!

This would be a great opportunity for those who don’t have the equipment available to watch their 16MM, Regular 8, Super 8 or VHS home movies. We will be accepting home movie submissions at the Trent Valley Archives at 567 Carnegie Avenue until Thursday, October 18th, but if you are unable to bring in the films you would like screened by this date then you can contact us to make other arrangements. Please be advised that you will have to sign a waiver form upon dropping your films off, and be prepared to provide some context and narration when your home movie is being screened so others know what’s going on in it!

Even if you don’t have any films to bring, it promises to be an entertaining screening. There will be popcorn!

Please visit our Eventbrite page to register for this free event.

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