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June 23, 2017

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Check the Hutchison House website for museum events throughout the summer.




Tuesday, 19 September: Joan Sangster, “A Century of Women's Suffrage: Commemorations, Myths and Canadian History.”  Joan Sangster is Vanier Professor at Trent University, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, retiring President of the Canadian Historical Association and has written extensively on women’s working class history in Peterborough.

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.


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