Perth & District Historical Society

Perth & District Historical Society
Join us on February 16, as Loree Tannett of Perth takes us back to "What Our Forebears Wore in the 19th Century" - see the Events page.
Mystery of the unknown mill solved - the Caldwell Mill at Lanark - see the Answer to the Unknown Mill on the Mysteries Page (near the bottom)

Locating the Site of Upper Canada's Last Fatal Duel, by Ron W. Shaw - look for "Field of Blood" on the Perth History Page.

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


Watch the site in February for a review of the area's 200th Anniversary celebration

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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