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March 26, 2019

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Historical Peterborough Businesses Revealed Through Select Letterheads.

Before radio, television, and the internet, how did local businesses communicate with the public? Richly designed letterheads provided extensive information describing business operators, products, premises, and what could be bought in town. The Peterborough Museum and Archives house thousands of historical invoices and letterheads going back more than 150 years. Who bought what from whom and for how much? What beer did Judge Weller drink when he should have been patronizing lifelong friend Henry Calcutt? Who did Charlotte Nicholls turn to when she needed new awnings? Peterborough archivist Jon Oldham and local historian Ken Brown will reveal secrets galore of long forgotten businesses.


Tuesday, 19 March 2019 Lion’s Community Centre 347 Burnham Street 7:30 p.m.




Tuesday, 16 April 2019
Princess Gardens, 100 Charlotte Street
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM (AGM)
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM (Cash Bar)
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Dinner & Guest Speaker)

$45 Members  $50 Non-members
Tickets may be purchased and reserved by phone: 705-740-2600 or 705-743-9710
Or in person at Hutchison House, 270 Brock Street
Cash, cheque, Visa or Mastercard
Order/purchase tickets before 2 April 2019

Guest Speaker
Professor Dimitry Anastakis
“The Impending Closure of General Motors Oshawa in Historical Perspective.”
Dimitry Anastakis is Professor of History at Trent University and has published extensively on the automobile industry in Canada




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