Featured Exhibition

Admission to the Peterborough Museum & Archives is by donation.

Terry Fox: Running to the Heart of Canada

The Marathon of Hope began with little fanfare on April 12, 1980, when Terry Fox dipped his prosthetic leg into the Atlantic Ocean at St. John's Newfoundalnd and thus began his grueling marathon-a-day cross-country run to raise money for cancer research. His determination, courage, and integrity soon drew the attention - and won the hearts - of Canadians from coast to coast to coast. To date, more than $700 million has been raised in his name.

This exhibition was developed by the Canadian Museum of History in partnership with Terry's family. The story of the Marathon of Hope is told through maps and a wealth of contemporary photographs and newspaper imagery. This presentation includes a selection of athletic memorabilia that once belonged to Terry, on loan from the Terry Fox Foundation. 

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This exhibition will be on display until Sunday, December 9th, 2018.


The World Remembers

1914 - CENTENNIAL - 1918

The World Remembers iconThe World Remembers is a daily digital display of names representing those who lost their lives fighting and serving in the First World War. This project is about remembrance, education and international understanding.

More than 1,003,000 names of soldiers, sailors & fliers who lost their lives from the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, the United States, Turkey, Belgium, Australia, the Czech Republic, Ukraine, South Africa, Italy, New Zealand, Slovenia, China, and the former British Indian Army will appear in the 2018 display.

The display will run at the Peterborough Museum & Archives during business hours (Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM; Saturday & Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 PM). Names are programmed to appear on a precise day, hour and minute. On The World Remembers website, you can search the names of those lost to find out when a particular name will be displayed. 

All names will be available for viewing on their website, or at any one of The World Remembers display locations in any participating country. The World Remembers will also be on display at Trent University's Catharine Parr Traill College Campus. 

The 2018 display will also include official war deaths from 1919, 1920, 1921 and 1922. Many thousands died after the war of wounds or from illness and disease that were contracted in the war. 

This digital display of names is located on the lobby screen at the Peterborough Museum & Archives, and will be available for viewing until November 11th, 2018.