Head to Beckwith Park on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022 to celebrate the county’s bounty of the harvest during a community event hosted by Lanark County and Beckwith Township. This festival features partners from the Township of Lanark Highlands showcasing its people, products and projects. Bring the kids there will be fun things there for them, too! Even better, this event is FREE!
Celebrate the harvest and take part in this fun, a community event featuring local producers, food seminars, cooking demonstrations, local musicians, historical displays and more.
Place: St. James the Apostle Anglican Church, 12 Harvey Street, Perth Ontario
Time: 1:30-3:30 pm
Program at 2 pm
Please wear a mask to protect others.
Cost of book is $30 cash or cheque to Lanark County Genealogical Society
Street parking on Harvey Street or at the Court House
Noreen writes of her adventures vacationing in the 1940s at Richards’ Castle, Snow Road and her time as the “Pigtail Princess”.
A great promoter of the Lanark County Maple Syrup industry, Noreen has a series of stories for children starring Sammy Sap Man and his forest friends. As well she has written about life from the perspective of her little chihuahua Ruffy.
This is a lovely collection of stories from a time that many remember and look back on fondly from a lady who says she is not a writer, but a storyteller. Fortunately, this storyteller has written down her memories.
Writer, Noreen Tyers grew up in the 1940s in the Eastview section of Ottawa. She has authored many stories related to that time from her truly clear memories of situations and how she experienced life at that time. In her early adulthood, when her children were small, the family moved to a century farm in Lanark Township. This resulted in new adventures to write about as she learned to live in the country.
The price is $30 each, and shipping charges are extra. Order your copy in advance of the upcoming Book launch and come to the Launch for a signature by Author!
The 2017 Heritage Bus Tour on September 9th will be a guided tour made possible by Barr Bus Lines Ltd. Pakenham, Ontario.
We’re stepping back in time to Beckwith in its days of yore! Join Beckwith Historians and the Society’s Genealogists on this guided historical tour throughout our township. We’ll hear about young Ashton, Political Blacks’ Corners, Prosperous Prospect, Military Red Coats of Franktown, take a House Tour of “Rev Smith’s Manse”, Earlier Settler families, Rural One Room Schools, Annie E. Duff, Beckwith’s Photographer and Painter, and more. Enjoy the catered BBQ; visit the displays, hear our Guest Speaker local author John McKenty and tap your toes the entertainment.
The bus will leave from the Beckwith Township Recreation Complex at 9:30 a.m. sharp. The complex opens at 9:00 a.m., allowing time to register for the event or take a few minutes’ walk on the Goodwood Marsh Nature Trail while waiting for the buses to arrive.
2017 Heritage Bus Tour of Beckwith Township
September 9th, 2017 Beckwith Recreation Complex (seating for 100 people)
1319 9th Line Beckwith
Carleton Place, Ontario K7C 3P2
Bus Tour leaves 9:30 a.m.
BBQ lunch at 12:30 p.m. (The Waterfalls Catering)
Lunch time programming includes:
Key Note Speaker: Local Author John McKenty
Commemorative Sand Ceremony, dedicated to Beckwith Township Early Settlers
Farm related displays, family photos, farm photo, some historical artifacts and treasures from life on the farm
Beckwith Township Display with opportunity to purchase their Beckwith History Collection of Books
Author Linda Seccaspina will have her book “Tales of Carleton Place” and others available for purchase
Lanark County Museums Network Displays
We may even get a chance to hear Irish Traditional music and taste some black blood puddin’, colcannon, soda bread, barmbrack, or apple crumble cake from recipes that provided nourishment on the table in an Irish household during the 1800s and 1900s.
Our Annual General Meeting and Potluck Luncheon was held in the Centennial Hall 152 Church Street Franktown ON (GPS Coordinates: 45.042956, -76.055936).
Guest Speakers: Claudia Smith and Linda Seccaspina
Fascinated by old barns or have fond memories of being in a barn, Claudia Smith’s presentation of her book: Barns — A Reflection of Changing Times.
Claudia’s presentation celebrated and honored the wealth of heritage barns in Lanark County. She shared farm histories and anecdotes collected over the past 25 years, as well as photographs from her book that document the changes in agricultural life over the decades from early settlement to the 1950s. We learned about different barn styles and how people went about getting a barn constructed, how barns were filled and how they were used on a day-to-day basis from choring, to milking, to getting cows used to the brightness of electric lighting. You will never drive along a country road again without seeing the barns in a new light.
Linda Seccaspina shared short Christmas tales from her blog writing on our Facebook page and her website https://lindaseccaspina.wordpress.com
This year’s Lanark County Harvest Festival was held on Sunday, September 11, 2016 in beautiful Beckwith Park. Festival admission was free and the Harvest Church Supper was a great success – no one left hungry as traditional stew and homemade pie flowed in plenty.
The Blue Skies Community Fiddle Orchestra and The Bowes Brothers provided an afternoon of entertainment.
Food seminars, cooking demonstrations, children’s activities, local producers, artisans and community service organizations market place attracted many.