Featured Exhibition

Promo Image for Making a Splash 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. 

Camp Kawartha: Making a Splash for 100 Years

On exhibition September 17 to December 4, 2022

For one hundred years, children have experienced the thrill of camp life and outdoor education on the eastern shore of Clear Lake. Thousands of children have been immersed in a camper’s life, enriching, and inspiring their connection to nature and each other. 

Produced by Camp Kawartha in partnership with the Peterborough Museum & Archives, Camp Kawartha: Making a Splash for 100 Years celebrates a century of outdoor activity, of learning to appreciate of the natural world, and the formation of life-long friendships.

The exhibition features archival and contemporary photographs of campers and staff participating in various activities at the camp site, a Peterborough Canoe Company vessel, a wool swimsuit from the 1930s, among other nostalgic camp memorabilia.

The exhibit opens on Saturday, September 17, 2022 and runs until Sunday, December 4, 2022.

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

Camp Kawartha

Over the past decade, Camp Kawartha has taken a leadership role in fostering stewardship and environmental awareness. Camp Kawartha is an accredited, award-winning, not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to the promotion of the highest standard of programming. Established in 1921, Camp Kawartha has expanded in a year—round facility, offering day and overnight summer camps for children ages 4 to 17, curriculum-linked outdoor and environmental education programs for students in grade K to 12, and facility rentals for meetings, workshops, group retreats, and conferences. Camp Kawartha also offers workshops on environmental education, sustainable living and is working with the entire community to foster stewardship at each and stage of a child’s development.

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.