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Accession Number: 88-002


Heritage Peterborough fonds. -- 1984-1987. -- 5 cm of textual records.

Biography / History

Heritage Peterborough was first organized May 11, 1984 in the Board Room of Peterborough and Kawartha Tourist and Convention Bureau. The Peterborough and Kawartha Tourist and Convention Bureau, the Peterborough Historical Society and the Peterborough Architectural Conservation Advisory Committee joined together to form Heritage Peterborough out of a concern due to the lack of interest and publicity for Peterborough's heritage. Their aim was to encourage wide interest, research and awareness of 150 years of historical growth of the city and county. They did this through developing projects that would advertise Peterborough City and County to tourists and citizens. Projects such as a "lure piece" or glossy brochure with a map and small write-ups on various historical sites; calendars, placemats and walking and driving tours were developed to aid in the advertising. Funding for the projects came from the New Horizons programme, Health and Welfare Canada and the Peterborough City and County councils.

Custodial History

This fonds was created by Heritage Peterborough and was in the custody of Professor Elwood Jones, member of the Heritage Peterborough Publications sub-committee before it was donated to the Trent University Archives.

Scope and Content

This fonds consists of minutes, correspondence, pamphlets, placemats and a booklet "By Lake and By Lock" produced by Heritage Peterborough to raise public awareness of history and heritage buildings in the city and county of Peterborough.


Title based on creator of fonds.

This fonds was donated by Elwood Jones.

Restrictions: N

Finding aids: Y

For related records see: 74-1002 (Martha Ann Kidd fonds).

Finding Aid

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1. constitution, directors, agenda of meetings

2. minutes of meetings and reports

3. correspondence

4. news clippings

5. Heritage Peterborough projects-"lure" brochure; walking tours pamphlets; place mats

6. Heritage Peterborough project "By Lake and Lock" booklet

7. brochures, pamphlets, walking tour notes from other communities including Warsaw and Lakefield

8. financial and budget records

9. funding-Federal government New Horizon grant and Local grants from City and County of Peterborough

10. taxation on publications applications for exemptions