The North Lanark Regional Museum is owned and operated by the North Lanark Historical Society. The replicas of a country store
and rural post office and an original pioneer log cabin are just some of the many unique features of this historical interpretive
The large collection of artifacts ranges from true antiques to familiar collectables, mostly with local connections.
Documents and records round off the collection, which is devoted to stimulating an interest in the history of North Lanark.
The Museum also features Rotating Exhibits in the main room, and Archival and Research material, including a large photo collection
and original copies of the Almonte Gazette, for those studying regional history and genealogy.
In addition, the museum and the historical society holds special events such as Scottish Tea, Strawberry Social, Annual Dinner, and guest presentations on historical
topics at various times during the year.
Operating Hours Museum Exhibits
May 1, 2013 to August 31, 2013
Daily, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Off Season - Open by Appointment (individual or group tours)
Operating Hours Research & Genealogy
Year-round - By appointment
Please call in advance to book an appointment
Crown Land Patents for Appleton
Certified copies of the original Crown Land Patents for both the E and W halves of Lot 4, Concession X are in the possession
of the North Lanark Historical Society.
The crown granted full rights of ownership of these lots, except for gold or silver mines, and white pines.
These rights of ownership have been passed down to
the present owners of all the properties within this original patent area.
There is some controversy over the use of these patents for current legal purposes.
To check which properties are covered by these patents, and to review the controversy Click Here.
Please support the North Lanark Historical Society by becoming a member and making a donation.
Your support for 2014 is greatly appreciated!
For Our Membership and Donations Form
Digitally Preserving the Past for the Future
As a recipient of the 2011-2012 Museums and Technology Fund, the North Lanark Regional Museum has two projects underway for 2012. The museum’s first project is upgrading its catalogue system to PastPerfect 5.0. This new database will allow easier access to the artefact and archival records for both researchers and visitors. The second undertaking of 2012 is an oral history project. Museum volunteers will be conducting oral interviews of community members in Mississippi Mills and the surrounding areas. These videotaped interviews will help preserve the history and heritage of the North Lanark region.
This project was made possible through the support of the Government of Ontario through the Programs and Services Branch of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport
Artifact of the Month
This month’s featured artifact of the month is a Royal Blue coloured Eye – Washer.
An antique eye-washer works a bit differently than an eye-washer today. To remove debris from an eye in the
Victorian era you would need to use one of these small eye-washers, you would go to your local general store
or Doctor and you would buy the eye wash fluid that you would put into the eye-washer. When the eye-washer was
needed a person would fill it up with the fluid and hold up the cup to the appropriate eye until the debris that
was lodged in the eye was removed. The eye-washer could also have been used as an early way to apply eye drop
fluid or other forms of eye care.
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