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.
May 1, 2013 to August 31, 2013
Daily, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Or, by Appointment
Historical Society Annual Meeting
Our Annual Meeting will be held June 5, 2013 at which time we will be voting on proposed changes to our Consitution and Bylaws.
For additional details of the proposed changes, please check our News and Events page.
Please support the North Lanark Historical Society by becoming a member and making a donation.
Your support for 2013 is greatly appreciated!
For Our Membership and Donations From
Job Posting - Project Manager
For Job Description and Application Instructions
Deadline for Submissions: Mar 25, 2013
Tea Time in Ramsay
Our newest exhibit “Tea Time in Ramsay” is now on display at the Mississippi Mills Municipal Office
(3131 Old Perth Road, Almonte).
Please drop by and check out the history of tea in Ramsay Township!
The exhibit will be on display at the Municipal Office
March 13, 2013 until April 8, 2013.
On April 9th, 2013 the exhibit will be installed at the Mississippi Mills Almonte Branch Library.
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 artifact of the month is a photo of Museum moving day.
On July 19, 1979 the North Lanark Regional Museum suffered a devastating fire. The beautiful red brick building, formerly S.S. #11 Ramsay, was completely destroyed, along with the archival material and artefacts collected since the museum’s opening in 1971. Thanks to the generous support of the Drummond family, a new building was brought to the site. A dedicated group of volunteers from the Historical Society reopened the museum in 1980. This photo shows the Drummond Brothers Ltd House Movers transporting the new museum!
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