Featured Exhibition

Promo Image for Get Out and Play Exhibition

Each year we offer several temporary exhibitions presenting a variety of topics. Visit the upcoming exhibitions schedule to learn more about what is booked to be on display, or view our list of past exhibitions to see what we have previously hosted. 

Get Out and Play: Winter Sports in Peterborough

On exhibition December 10, 2022 to March 19, 2023

Everyone knows that winter can be a long, dark and cold season - but with activities to occupy the mind and body, the season can move along quickly. Team sports provide entertainment to both those participating, and spectators too. Individual sports can give participants peace and health. Despite the shorter days and longer nights, there are many benefits when people can get out and play.

Get Out and Play was developed in-house at the Peterborough Museum & Archives, using artifacts, archival images, and stories from its collections. Visitors will see skates, skis, a toboggan, and other winter sport equipment from days past. People can learn about the origins of some of their favourite winter sports, as well as the context of these sports and clubs at a local level. It is easy to see how many of these cold-weather activities have remained popular pastimes among Canadians who are used to getting creative when the cold sets in.

The exhibit opens on Saturday, December 10, 2022 and will remain open until Sunday, March 19, 2023.

Admission is by donation. We look forward to seeing you!

Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that the Peterborough Museum & Archives is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaty First Nations, which include Curve Lake, Hiawatha, Alderville, Scugog Island, Rama, Beausoleil, and Georgina Island First Nations.

The Peterborough Museum & Archives respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaties First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity, and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.