Perth & District Historical Society

Perth & District Historical Society
We do not have monthly meetings in July and August. Please join us at our September meeting - the subject will be posted soon
Beginning the countdown to our 200th Anniversary next year, we have placed a list of significant dates leading to the founding of our area on the Military History Page.

A new local book release of interest: 'Rural Schools; Drummond Township', the seventh in this excellent 12 part series by Archives Lanark (1920 Con. Road 7, Drummond Centre, or call 613-267 2232). A few copies are also still available of the 'North Elmsley' and 'Lanark Township' books.

A new gallery of postcards of Perth and District has been posted to the Photos Page.

This month's 'Mystery' is a charming hand-written scribbler with songs and poems, found at one of our local recycling stations. Perhaps you know the author?
See the Mysteries Page.

The celebrations start in:

See the 200th Anniversary Page

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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