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Fleming Students Launch Peterborough Museum and Archive Exhibition in Renewal


Peterborough, ON (April 6, 2023) – Fleming College’s Museum Management and Curatorship (MMC) students have renewed the Peterborough Museum and Archives’ (PMA) long-term exhibitions.

As guest curators and using the skills and knowledge learned during their first two semesters, MMC students have reimagined the PMA’s Victorian Era exhibition. This renewal includes key visual changes, decolonizing the exhibit narrative, contents and language, and creating a more inclusive and diverse exhibition.

“Welcome to Boomtown” focuses on a fascinating time in Peterborough’s history. Focusing on the years 1860 through 1900, the exhibit captures what life was like as the region and its surrounding Indigenous communities experienced growth, hardship, and change. 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 opening takes place April 13 from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Peterborough Museum and Archives, located at 300 Hunter Street East in Peterborough. Admission is by donation.

For more information on Fleming College please contact Communications Officer Sarah Deeth at sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca.

For more information on the Peterborough Museum and Archives please contact Dustin McIlwain, Visitor Experience Coordinator, at dmcilwain@peterborough.ca.

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