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Public Meetings

PETERBOROUGH HISTORICAL SOCIETY MONTHLY MEETINGS:

The monthly meetings and lectures are on the third Tuesday of the month; September, October, November, January, February, March and May at 7:30 p.m., Lion’s Community Centre, 347 Ashburnham Street. 

 

“TOM SYMONS: A CANADIAN LIFE AS TOLD BY HIS FILES”
Tuesday, 15 October, 2019, Lion’s Community Centre, 347 Burnham Street, 7:30 p.m.


A remarkable Canadian and resident of Peterborough, Tom Symons, founding President of Trent University and author of To Know Ourselves: The Report of the Commission on Canadian Studies, was in the forefront of multiple critical issues, including Indigenous rights, human rights, language rights and heritage preservation. Speakers: Bob Taylor-Vaisey is a retired corporate archivist and senior document management consultant for Imperial Oil Limited who has been organizing T.H.B. Symons’ files for transfer to Trent University Archives. Kathryn Matheson is a graduate of the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies and Indigenous Studies at Trent University, and currently serves as Researcher and Administrative Coordinator for Professor Symons

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