Municipal district: Hutchison House looking for young volunteers

Young people aged 13 to 17, who love history and visiting museums, are invited to participate in the Hutchison House Museum’s Young Curators Camp, which takes place on Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Participants will experience what it’s like to work in a living museum, design their own mini-exhibits, take a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum and learn how to handle artifacts.

The cost is $20 per youth and pre-registration is required. Please email [email protected] or call 705-743-9710 to register or for more information.

Hutchison House Museum is also looking for junior volunteers. These volunteers play an important role in the museum and act as waiters, as was the custom of the time, for Scottish teas throughout the summer. Many junior volunteers continue to serve as guides for public tours of the museum, earning credit for their high school volunteer service requirements.

For more information, please visit and download the app. Completed forms can be returned to the Hutchison House Museum, located at 270 Brock St.

muffin party

The women of Emmanuel United Church are hosting a Spring Muffin Party and Bake Sale, Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Emmanuel United Church, 534 George St.

Admission is $5 at the door; please enter through the McDonnell Street door. Masks are mandatory. For more information, please visit or call 705-742-8294.

Open doors

After two years of welcoming visitors online, Doors Open Peterborough is pleased to welcome visitors back to the buildings. The free event, which takes place on Saturday, is a celebration of architectural heritage and gives the community a rare chance to see inside buildings not normally open to the public.

The theme of this year’s event is “adaptive design and reuse” and includes five buildings open to the public, including two in the city district, and three walking tours.

Peterborough Collegiate, located at 201 McDonnel Street, will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can follow in the footsteps of famous alumni Serena Ryder, Jim Balsillie, and Lester B. Pearson, through the arched doorway and onto the terrazzo floors of this school, originally built in 1908. Masks are encouraged.

The Y Lofts, formerly the YMCA of Peterborough, located at 475 George Street, will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Masks are mandatory. This will be your first, and possibly last, chance to see the only heritage suite and stunning views from the rooftop terrace of this new, modern apartment complex.

“PKAR sponsors Doors Open because we value the opportunity for our community to discover hidden architectural gems, be inspired by our heritage and see behind some doors rarely open to the public,” said Kate Kidd, President of the Peterborough and Kawarthas Association of Realtors. .

The themes of the walking tours include the fire and explosion of Quaker Oats in 1916, the repurposing of buildings on Hunter Street East, and the civic buildings surrounding Confederation Square. For more information, please visit

4RG Dating

For Our Grandchildren’s next monthly meeting, 4RG Meets, will take place online on Monday, May 9 at 7 p.m. President Deborah Pearson will present a lecture entitled What doe a Green Thumb have to do with Climate Change? Pearson is a gardener, former educator and co-chair of the Pollinator Action Committee.

His talk will discuss the impact of climate change on garden plant growth and explore simple ways to support biodiversity, reduce our carbon footprint and help adapt and mitigate climate change in our own backyard. The presentation will be followed by a question and discussion period.

Everyone is welcome; please email [email protected] for the Zoom link. Please visit for more information.

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