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“A Century of Women's Suffrage: Commemorations, Myths and Canadian History.” Tuesday, 19 September, The Lion’s Centre, 347 Burnham Street, 7:30 p.m.

A hundred years ago, over a period of a few years, women in Canada won the vote federally and in most provinces.  Professor Joan Sangster, Vanier Professor at Trent University, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and past President of the Canadian Historical Association, is superbly qualified to reflect on the consequences of this historic revolution.  Professor Sangster has published extensively on women’s working class history, including in Peterborough, on Indigenous women’s history, and on many other aspects of North American women’s history.


Tuesday, 17 October: Dale Standen, “Peterborough, the Spanish Flu and the Challenge of Contagious Disease in the Era of the First World War.” Dale Standen is Professor Emeritus of History, Trent University.  He has written on the History of New France and has researched and engaged in public history, especially as practiced in museums.

Tuesday, 21 November: Heather Caldwell, “Canadian Nursing Sisters – The Bluebirds 1914-1918.”  Heather Caldwell is a historical researcher and practices public history through historical reenactment.  Her talk will include the experience of Helen Fowlds of Hastings, who served as a nurse on several fronts in the First World War.  A display of some items used by nurses overseas will accompany the talk.

Peterborough Historical Society Fundraiser
Thursday, 28 September
Two significant museums, plus a view of Susanna Moodie’s cottage and a visit to the Empire Cheese Factory

Glanmore National Historic Site
in Belleville, has undergone recent superb restoration.
PHS past President Barbara McIntosh will provide a
personalized guided tour through this magnificent

Farmtown Park, Hastings County
Museum of Agricultural Heritage
in Stirling:

A living history museum with a rich
collection of historical farm artifacts and interpretation.

8:15 a.m.  Bus departs Armour Hill parking lot (above the Peterborough Museum)
10:00 a.m. Farmtown Park Museum, Stirling
12:00 noon. Buffet lunch in Belleville
1:30 p.m. Glanmore House, Belleville
4:00 p.m. Empire Cheese Factory east of Campbellford (after a drive past Susanna Moodie’s cottage)
5:30-6:00 p.m. arrive Armour Hill parking lot.

Tickets $70 each, available at Hutchison House Museum, 270 Brock Street.  May be ordered by telephone (705) 743-9710 or (705) 740-2600.  Pick up tickets at Hutchison House Museum. May be purchased by cash, cheque or Visa.  Space is limited, so purchase your tickets early.

Click here for pdf poster of this info.

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