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September 26, 2021




PHS is a not-for-profit organization that relies largely on membership fees and donations to support its programs and services.

Individual: $40.00
Family: $50.00
Student: $15.00


In addition to a copy of the annual historical booklet that comes with membership, for a limited period of time new members may also choose one additional historical booklet from among those listed below.

The Peterborough Historical Society is one of Ontario’s oldest historical societies and has played a lead role in preserving and promoting the rich social and cultural history of Peterborough and region.  Its goal is to generate public interest in local history through education and engagement in a variety of activities, including publications, conferences and a monthly series of speakers, panels and workshops.  The Society owns and operates Hutchison House Museum, a living history museum with exhibits and programs that illuminate the social history of Peterborough.

We are keen to learn what aspects of history interest members. The Society, in its publications, monthly speaker series and other ventures supports a wide range of historical interests.  We welcome suggestions and any volunteer support that members may provide.

Enjoy monthly lectures, presentations or workshops
Enjoy numerous family events at Hutchison House Museum throughout the year
Join special history-related events, such as bus tours
Enjoy membership benefits:
    Monthly Bulletin listing upcoming events and articles of historical interest
    Free admission to Hutchison House Museum
    Complimentary annual booklets on subjects of the region’s history
    Income tax charitable receipt

Join now and take advantage of the special offer for new members of a choice of one of the following past PHS historical booklet titles, in addition to the forthcoming annual booklet in 2018.
Sandford Fleming: no better inheritance, by Jean Murray Cole (#11)
From Douro to Dublin: the letters of Frances Stewart (1794-1872), by Joyce C. Lewis (#14)
James McCarroll, alias Terry Finnegan: newspapers, controversy and literature in Victorian Canada, by Michael Peterman (#17)
The Peterborough Potteries, by Ken Brown (#23)
Edwardian Peterborough: Proceedings of the Edwardian Conference 2006 (#27)
The Peterborough Law Association and the Law Library, by Lois Catherine Davidson (#28)
Warships on the Waterway: Royal Canadian Navy Motor Launches On the Trent Canal During World War 2, by Alan G. Brunger (#34)
Oshkigmong: Origins of the Curve Lake Anishnabek, by Mae Whetung Derrick (#35)
Two Men, Two Wars: Peterborough’s John Kelleher and James Rollins, by Donald Willcock (#37)
Peterborough and the Spanish Flu:The Challenge of Contagious Disease In the Era of the First World War, by Dale Standen. (#38)
Back to the Future: 130 Years of Public health in the Kawarthas, Proceedings of the Public Health Conference (#40)


Print, complete and mail in the membership form below, or phone (705) 740-2600 or (705) 743-9710. We look forward to welcoming you to the Society.

Membership Form





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