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Perth & District Historical Society
On March 19, we welcome Brian Perkin, President and General Manager of Lake 88, with his experiences covering over 40 years of local radio broadcasting, culminating in the launch of our local station. For more details see the Coming Events Page.
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; and watch the local papers for our periodic new column, 'This Week in History', which will highlight these events.

We have added the solution to two of the five mini-mysteries.
See the Mysteries Page for full details

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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