Featured Exhibition

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Now You’re Speaking My Language!

Words & Beyond: How Communication Brings Us Together

On display until June 16, 2024

The Peterborough Museum & Archives (PMA) Heideman Gallery was transformed by up-and-coming museum professionals from Fleming College’s Museum Management and Curatorship program! The students’ exhibition explores how communication has shaped Peterborough and the surrounding area. Come discover all the different ways we connect to one another and the wider world. There’s so much to say, so come talk about it! The exhibition opens March 23 to June 16, 2024. Join us on April 17th between 2 pm and 4 pm for the official exhibition opening, where music, snacks, and awesome activities await. 


MMC Students

A big thanks to our guest curators, Fleming College's Museum Management and Curatorship students. Using the skills and knowledge learned during their first two semesters, the MMC students have worked hard to capture communication and how it has effected us through time in Peterborough. Visitors will appreciate previously untold stories, view artifacts and archival materials from the PMA’s extensive collections and have new opportunities to interact with the exhibition, the region’s heritage and each other.

The exhibition is currently open for visitors and admission is by donation. 


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.