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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. 

 

WINTER/SPRING  SPEAKER  SCHEDULE FOR 2020

Tuesday, 21 January: The Honourable Barry MacDougall, “Adjudicating First Nations’ Damage Claims by the Specific Claims Tribunal.” Barry MacDougall is a retired Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and of the Specific Claims Tribunal.


Tuesday, 18 February: Eric Conroy, “The Story of the S.S. Keewatin: 112 Years of Steamboat History and the Rescue of this Maritime Treasure.” A successful entrepreneur, former Director of the Santa Claus Parade and one time waiter on the S.S. Keewatin, Eric’s presentation will focus on the history and rescue of this Edwardian era steamboat.


Tuesday, 17 March: Sylvia Sutherland, “Reflections on a Career in Journalism and Municipal Politics.” A former mayor of Peterborough and today an active columnist and political commentator, Sylvia will speak about her years in journalism and municipal politics.
 

Tuesday, 21 April: Peterborough Historical Society AGM, guest speaker TBA
 

Tuesday, 19 May: Dennis Carter-Edwards, “Caring for the ‘Worthy Poor’ in Peterborough: Building and Operating the County House of Refuge, 1907-1917.”  A retired historian with Parks Canada, Dennis will share his research on the extensive original records of the House of Refuge, especially the registers of admittance.

 

 

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