News & Events
"Artisan and Industry: Canoe Making in the Industrial Age"
Date: Wednesday, 17 May 2017
Location: Trinity United Church Parlour (Reid Street Entrance)
Curator for the Canadian Canoe Museum, Jeremy Ward takes us on an illustrated behind-the-scenes tour of a few of the remarkable stories, themes and artifacts featured in the museum's upcoming and newest exhibition. With origins rooted in Peterborough's manufacturing heritage 150 years ago, innovations to canoe making would transform an ancient tradition for the industrial era and reach an enthusiastic market found around the world, making the name Peterborough synonymous with these little boats. During his two decades at the Canadian Canoe Museum, Jeremy has curated or produced over ten major exhibitions, contreibuted to documentaries on the Discovery Channel, the BBC and CBC's The Nature of Things, and led many other projects an programs.
Peterborough Historical Society Heritage Award Winners for 2016
The Samuel Armour Award: given for the development and delivery of programs that engage students and others in exploring the diverse history of our region, to Curve Lake First Nation for the production of their informative documentary film, Oshkigmong – A Place Where I Belong. Anne Taylor accepted the award on behalf of Curve Lake First Nation.
The F.H. Dobbin Award: given for a publication that focuses on Peterborough and region’s past, to Elwood Jones and Matthew Griffis for their book, Postcards from Peterborough and the Kawarthas. Elwood Jones accepted the award on behalf of himself and Matthew Griffis.
The Martha Kidd Award: given to recognize outstanding work in the preservation of the region’s built heritage, to the County of Peterborough for its sensitive and creative work in preserving significant remnants of the old county gaol and developing an informative heritage park. Warden Joe Taylor accepted the award on behalf of the County.
The Charlotte Nicholls Award: given to recognize a substantial financial donation for the commemoration of the cultural assets. For the first time, the Society is presenting a posthumous award to Marion Kaffka for her very generous bequest towards to maintenance and operation of Hutchison House Museum.
There were no recipients for the J. Hampton Burnham Award or the George Cox Award.
The 2017 PHS Occasional Paper is now available. Two Men, Two Wars by Don Willcock, the PHS President, is available with membership in the PHS. For non-members the price is $6.00.