Tuesday, 17 May 2016

200 Years of History of Drummond/North Elmsley Townships

On Thursday, May 19, 2016 the Perth & District Historical Society will meet for a presentation

 A Tour Through 200 Years of History of Drummond/North Elmsley Townships

will be jointly hosted with the Township of Drummond/North Elmsley and its 200th Anniversary Committee, and presented in the Township Council Chambers at 310 Port Elmsley Road, Port Elmsley.

The theme - a “Tour Through 200 years of Drummond and North Elmsley Township History” - promises an entertaining evening carrying us through the municipality’s early stories from its beginning, before the Perth Military Settlement, to the present day.  Our evening presenters will include Karl Grenke, Township Planner and Staff Coordinator for the Township’s 200th Anniversary Celebrations.  Karl will introduce the background and profile, including early settlement patterns, of the founding municipalities and the heritage hamlets that comprised the area, and other interesting facts about the township’s development through the 200 years.  Irene Spence, well-known local historian and co-author of, amongst other works, ‘Forgotten Hero, Alexander Fraser’, will provide a sneak preview of the upcoming book on North Elmsley Township.  This anniversary legacy project, titled ‘Doorway to the Past’, will provide previously untold stories and memorable photographs of this important part of the united community.  

This evening will also feature a collection of stories told by area residents sharing their own anecdotes, histories and memories of living, on farm and/or lake, and growing up in the United Townships.  

Come and hear, also, about the many exciting activities coming up to mark Drummond/North Elmsley Township’s celebration of our area’s 200th Anniversary.  The Township is an integral part of Perth and District with a shared history and way of life from early days to the present.  

The meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Drummond/North Elmsley Township Council Chambers,
310 Port Elmsley Road (Toonie donation).

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