Perth & District Historical Society

Perth & District Historical Society
Our April 18 meeting visits the world of Heritage Carpentry in Canada, this area and the far north, as well Norway and Russia, with Algonquin College's Jack Hollinger. See the Events Page

You will enjoy the Perth Regional Heritage Fair, on May 9th, at the Perth Legion, 26 Beckwith St. E.; public viewing of the student projects from 1:30pm.


Don't forget to visit our 'Mysteries' page, and tackle some of our local conundrums, see the Mysteries 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 objective of this website is to present, for the public, an on-line archive, and free access, to materials developed from our events and the efforts of our volunteers and supporters. The website aims to document a range of information on the long and interesting history, from the earliest days of the First Nations’ arrival to the area, now described as Perth and the Townships of Tay Valley and Drummond/North Elmsley – known earlier as Bathurst, Burgess, South Sherbrooke, Drummond and North Elmsley Townships

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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