Perth & District Historical Society

Perth & District Historical Society
As usual, we do not have a meeting in December, however, a number of final 200th Anniversary events will be delivered this month in the four municipalities of the Perth Military Settlement. Please join us at our next meeting, on January 19, at the Perth Legion. We wish you a pleasant, family Christmas.

Tuesday, December 13, join the authors for the launch of 'North Elmsley Township: Doorway to the Past' at 3:00 pm at the DNE Township Office. To buy the book see the listing on the book page.
How to find your ancestor's early property? See the Historic Mapping Project on the 200th Anniversary Page (bottom right)

A Walking Tour and Map of Historic Glen Tay Hamlet - see Documents on the Townships History Page


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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