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

Peterborough Historical Society annual fundraising dinner. 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?

Princess Gardens Retirement Residence, 100 Charlotte Street

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Members $45; non-members $50