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The Prime Minister Unbuttoned: How We Discovered Mackenzie King’s Secret Life

Peterborough Historical Society AGM Dinner
Date:
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Building:
100 Charlotte Street
Room:
Peterborough
Cost:
$45 for members; $50 for non-members
Peterborough Historical Society AGM Dinner & Speaker

Following the Annual General Meeting of Members, the Peterborough Historical Society is holding its annual fundraising dinner with a guest speaker.  Trent University Professor Christopher Dummitt will speak on

The Prime Minister Unbuttoned: How We Discovered Mackenzie King’s Secret Life

Based on his recently published and acclaimed book, Professor Dummitt will share discoveries made possible by a radical change in the public’s approach to politicians’ private lives. The longest-serving Prime Minister in Canadian history, William Lyon Mackenzie King, “Weird Willie,” is the subject of great controversy: deeply admired, passionately despised, or ridiculed for his practice of spiritualism through mediums to communicate with his dead mother, sometimes through his dog. Why does this matter?

The dinner and speaker follow with cash bar at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:00 p.m. Tickets $45 for members; $50 for non-members. Tickets may be purchased in advance at Hutchison House, 270 Brock Street.  Phone: 705-740-2600 or 705-743-9710.  All welcome.

 

Posted on February 28, 2018