May 5, 2018 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Lanark County Plowman’s Association, and the plowing matches that have been held in Lanark County, and the farming families involved. Guest Speaker Doug Sturgess
Doug highlighted the history of Lanark County Plowman’s Association. He will give recognition to some of the families involved and what is takes to plow a start row.
April, 7, 2018
The Witch of Plum Hollow by Reenactor Elaine Farley on Who was Mother Barnes?
Elaine Farley highlighted her research about local legend Elizabeth Barnes the Witch of Plum Hollow and debunk some myths about her. Refreshments will be served.
March 3, 2018
Speaker Local Author Bud Van Alstine
Bud is the author of A Short History of South Sherbrooke and spoke on some of the short stories he has written on the area, the contributions he has made to the Van Alstine Family history book
February 3, 2018
Barrie Crampton spoke on the excellent research tool, The Lanark County Historical Mapping Project that tells the story of the settling of the Perth Military Settlement consisting of the original townships of Bathurst, Drummond, Beckwith and the Town of Perth. Through the use of digital mapping technology and resurrecting original maps of the original survey of 1815, the project shows the settlement of the soldiers and settlers by individual lot, concession, names of the original and subsequent families and land owners, and telling their stories for a lasting on-line legacy on the history of the current municipalities.
December 9, 2017
Randy Boswell spoke on his historical finds in the old newspaper. Randy has a wide-ranging career with the Ottawa Citizen and Postmedia News, where he covered city hall, had a business column, wrote a variety of feature stories, served as city editor and developed a national history beat, he became a full-time professor at Carleton University in 2012.
November 4, 2017
Irene Robillard spoke on the wealth of genealogical and historical information contained in the “Tweedmuirs of the Women’s Institute in Ontario”, her presentation also explained how to find and access these collections, both in paper and in digitized format
October 14, 2017
Master Builders of Family History – LCGS Annual Show and Tell
May 3rd, 2017
Randy Boswell, professor of journalism Carleton University – News, History and Memory: Rediscovering the Past in a Digital Age
April 1st, 2017
Brenda Krauter, presented her research on “The Appleby Murder”
March 4th, 2017
David Taylor presented to us his research on the subject of “ The Mills of the Tay Watershed”.