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Do you remember spending Saturday nights at the dance pavilion? How about when The Tommy Hunter Show filmed at the Academy Theatre? Did you work at a local factory? Did you serve in WWII? The Victoria County Historical Society (VCHS) wants to hear from you.

The VCHS is undertaking a project in 2019 to collect the stories of local seniors and preserve them in video and book formats to share with the community. The project, titled Precious Memories, invites all seniors to participate and share at fun and friendly discussion sessions throughout Kawartha Lakes. Spend time with other seniors, reminiscing about the old days. Look through photos and albums and mementos of years gone by.

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We welcome your stories at any time. You can also catch us at these upcoming events:


September 18-22, 2019

Find us at the Lindsay Fair. Sit down with us and share your memories of attending the fair.


Friday, September 27, 2019.

More information coming soon.

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We are looking for seniors to help with the discussion sessions.

If you would like to volunteer to help with the Local History Day event, a session in your area, or other VCHS activities, please contact the VCHS for more information at

We Want Your Memories

If you are interested in sharing your memories, or know someone who has a story to tell, please contact Ian McKechnie at 705-324-3404 or


 This project is generously supported by the Government of Canada.

Photographs featured on this page are courtesy of Kawartha Lakes Public Library.