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September 18, 2020

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The Government of Ontario has moved to Stage 3 of the relaxation of the COVID-19 lockdown for the Peterborough area. Although this allows some increase in the number of people allowed to gather, the PHS and Hutchison House Museum will continue to plan their programs and events to keep well within the required safety limits. For details of Hutchison House events and programs for the fall, please visit the Hutchison House website:

PHS Monthly Meetings and Speakers Program will go Virtual

In face of the challenges and continued risks of resuming on-site monthly meetings, we have decided instead to produce monthly virtual PHS Talks that may be viewed on the YouTube channel of Hutchison House Museum.  The plan is to schedule them to be posted on the third Tuesday of the month, the traditional date of the regular monthly meetings. Notices of the talks will be publicized in the usual manner, including on this webpage.


Mr. Robert Arlidge

Musician and teacher Bob Arlidge will describe the fascinating circumstances and work of his great grandfather who, after first immigrating to Toronto from London, spent two active years in Peterborough, 1891-92. Here he played a leading role in the musical life of the community. Hired as organist for St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, he established a Philharmonic Society, a popular school of music, and performed in concerts before appreciative audiences. This promises to be an inspiring talk for these challenging times.

To be posted on Hutchison House YouTube 15 September, 2020:


PHS Heritage Awards: Call for Nominations Extension

The nomination process for the PHS Annual Heritage Awards was interrupted by the pandemic closure. We are now resuming the call for nominations with an extended deadline of Thursday, 8 October 2020. The awards will be presented at a virtual ceremony early in November, TBA. For more information and a copy of the nomination form, consult the Awards page.


PHS Annua Report 2019

PHS Financial Statement 2019

Hutchison House Annual Report for 2019

Amended By-law 20 March 2020


Strategic Plan 2020-2024

The new five-year strategic plan is available here.




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