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The Victoria County Historical Society (VCHS) is a non-profit organization designed to increase community awareness and appreciation of the local heritage. And the area has so much history to share!

Victoria County was formed in 1854 as The United Counties of Peterborough and Victoria. It was separated from Peterborough in 1863. In 2001 the county was dissolved and reformed as the City of Kawartha Lakes.

Today the VCHS celebrates and shares local stories focusing on the area’s connection to Canada’s history.

There are a number of upcoming events to highlight the area’s rich history.

Consider the Victoria County Historical Creative Writing Competition. You have to be 18 years old or older and submit an unpublished story of any genre, to a maximum of 2500 words. Deadline for submissions is midnight on September 9th, 2018. Visit the Olde  Gaol Museum website for all of the details.

Trunks to Treasure: Bringing history to life from Souvenir to Artifact is open for public viewing from August 9th to the 31st.

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And for something different – and exciting – why not visit the Olde Gaol Museum on Sunday August 19th and meet with Jennifer  – The Medium. Jennifer has a regular monthly spot on the “Morning Den” radio show on 105.5 Hits FM with Dan Pollard. She has been connecting with spirit from the age of three. Her talents include spiritual healing, teaching and inspirational speaking. Her services include one on one readings, reading parties, past life regression parties, meditation, and mediumship development classes.

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On August 19th the VCHS will be hosting three one-hour group readings with Jennifer  at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Each group is limited to 25 guests and tickets are $30 each.

For more information contact the Olde Gaol Museum at 705 – 324 – 3404 email info@oldegaolmuseum.ca.

 

 

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If you are like a great many people, you may not always realize what treasures are in your own community. The Victoria County Historical Society (VCHS) is one such gem.

The VCHS is focused on the collection, preservation, and exhibition of materials that promote the history of the City of Kawartha Lakes – formerly known as the County of Victoria.

I was actually surprised when I really explored this topic – there is so much to see and do at the museum!

On the first floor you can explore…

The history of the First Nations, with artifacts including Early Iroquois beadwork.

 

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World War One memorabilia and facts. For instance, “Did you know, the offer of a cigarette from a German soldier to a Canadian soldier inspired the Christmas truce?”

And how is this for a turnaround? From the Early Iroquois and World War One to Neil Young – with photos, posters, facts and trivia found in ‘Youngtown’.

The first floor also includes the history of the Victoria County Gaol, pronounced as ‘jail’. The museum is the designated heritage site for the County Gaol, used as the Lindsay Jail and built in 1863.

The second floor includes…

Model Railways. “Did you know the first train arrived at the original Lindsay station at St. Paul and King Streets on the east side of the Scugog River on October 16, 1857?”

The Old Camera Shop, providing a history of Kodak. Did you know they introduced the 110 film format to help simplify loading and unloading a roll of film to respond to customer complaints in 1972?

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This is a just a small sample of what has been gathered and displayed by the VCHS. But this is only the beginning of uncovering this community icon. There are always a variety of special events as well.

Keep an eye on the website to learn what is coming in the near future.

http://www.oldegaolmuseum.ca/events.html

 

 

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