Perth & District Historical Society


Perth & District Historical Society
COMING EVENTS
Join us on April 20, for a presentation by Deborah Ireton on Ontario's Women's Institutes, a critical part of the province, and our communities' history - see the Events page.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
New book: the recently published 'Doorway to the Past' with wonderful stories and 300 photos of Elmsley Township. See the books page.

THANK-YOU TO OUR 200TH
ANNIVERSARY PARTNERS






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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