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
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 our feature artefact is this Birch Model #500 Portable Phonograph.
The wind-up Birch #500 was manufactured
by Boetsch Bros in New York. Not much is known about Boetsch Bros’ Birch-Brand Phonographs. At the start of the
Twentieth century, there were a large amount of small manufacturing companies producing phonographs, thus individual
histories are difficult to trace. This model was likely produced sometime between 1920 and 1940, as during this
time, personal phonographs were increasing in popularity. Furthermore, this model bears a hand-crank, indicating
it is an earlier technology that predates automatic turntables.
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