We are pleased to announce our program for the upcoming 200th Anniversary year. See the Events Page.
We've opened a new section on our website all about routes the first settlers took to Perth in 1816. See The 1816 Routes to Perth
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.
BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS
See the listing on the 200th page
THANK-YOU TO OUR 200TH
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.