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There’s nothing more perfect then watching the sense of wonder dawn across your child’s face as they discover how we used to live even before there was television as you stroll through Lang Pioneer Village.

Lang is a living history museum that re-creates the settler’s life in a picturesque rural setting near Keene. At first, they might seem indifferent upon setting foot inside a primitive log cabin, but they will leave with a new appreciation of the past and how our ancestors lived.

And you might be surprised as you tour Hutchison House, a heritage home in downtown Peterborough that presents the life of the city’s first doctor in 1840s. Walk a mile in his shoes and ponder how well you would have fared had you lived in a different time without modern conveniences.

These are the “Aha!” moments that connect us with the past in a lasting but entertaining way. And in Peterborough & the Kawarthas, you get more than your share. Meanwhile, several renowned art galleries add a stroke of colour to the local cultural scene. And just as fascinating is browsing through our history of the canoe, wildlife and conservation and even our haunted past…

Heritage and culture are very much a part of day-to-day life in Peterborough & the Kawarthas.

Indeed, Peterborough is a surprisingly old city, while smaller towns such as Lakefield, Keene, Bridgenorth and Warsaw are rich in heritage charm. And when driving past century-old farmsteads or cruising the historic Trent-Severn Waterway, you’re always reminded that this is a place with a long and proud past.

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