Perth & District Historical Society


Perth & District Historical Society
COMING EVENTS
Join us on April 20, for a presentation by Deborah Ireton on Ontario's Women's Institutes, a critical part of the province, and our communities' history - see the Events page.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
We hope to have a brief review of the 200th Anniversary Celebration soon.

New book: the recently published 'Doorway to the Past' with wonderful stories and 300 photos of Elmsley Township. See the books page.

THANK-YOU TO OUR 200TH
ANNIVERSARY PARTNERS






Welcome to the Perth & District Historical Society website. Our society is a non-profit, volunteer organisation dedicated to documenting and sharing the rich history of this area of Lanark County in eastern Ontario. The society provides a forum for the presentation and discussion of our history through monthly meetings and other events.

The intention of this website is to present, for the public, an on-line archive, and free access, to materials developed by our events and the efforts of our volunteers and supporters. The website documents a wide range of in-depth information on the long and interesting history of Perth and the neighbouring historical townships - formerly known as Bathurst, Burgess, South Sherbrooke, Drummond and North Elmsley, and now the Townships of Tay Valley and Drummond/North Elmsley.

We believe that if you have a passion for history, or are just curious about our past, you will find something of interest - and perhaps some surprises - in this collection that grows monthly. We would welcome your comments and contributions.

Perth, the Capital of the District of Dalhousie; from the N-East bank of the River Tay - painting by Thomas Burrowes, 1828, Archives of Ontario, I0002141

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