It would seem that Katherine Hooke comes by her affinity for Peterborough and area history quite naturally since her family was one of the first to settle in this region. Despite a difference in spelling, she was, in fact, named for one of the best-known pioneers, Catherine Parr Traill, and ably continues the tradition of documenting, in human terms, our culture and heritage.
For years, Katherine was a tireless worker with local historical groups and lectured extensively on historical and cultural subjects. She demonstrated her writing talents, authoring numerous books and booklets, bringing to life the beginnings and growth of our Kawartha heritage. Katherine’s best-known work is an illuminating volume on the history of Stony Lake’s landmark church, St. Peter’s on the Rock.