Local History

A lot has been written about Perth and Lanark County. Some are local history, personal memoirs of growing up in the area, and stories of times past. Authors include: Arlene Stafford-Wilson, Larry D. Cotton, Claudia Smith, Ron W. Shaw and many more.

We also carry a great selection of authors from Perth and the surrounding area who have written fiction: R.M. Ferrier, Gene Bassett, Steve Wight and more...

Some other great sources can be: 

The Perth Museum/Perth Tourism(Visitor Info): 11 Gore St. E. Perth

The Archives at Drummond Centre:    1920 Con. 7 Road Drummond Centre

Perth and District Library:   30 Herriott St. Perth

See below for some of our current titles:

Just Over There - Maple Sugar Camps in South Sherbrooke - Rosetta McInnes

                                      **NEW** FEBRUARY 2021

The Life and Times of Joe Perkins - John McKenty
Valley Snapshots - Notable Hockey Players from the Upper Ottawa Valley - Grant McCagg
Rich Man's War - Poor Man's Fight, Crimps, Skedaddlers and Bounty Hunters - The American Civil War from a Canadian Perspective - Larry Cotton   **NEW** Dec. 2020
Whiskey and Wickedness - Peterborough & Haliburton Counties Rivers Roads Railways 1825 - 1890 - Larry Cotton    
Whiskey and Wickedness - Hastings County North - Gold Rush and Ghost Towns  1825 - 1915 - Larry Cotton
Whiskey and Wickedness - Hastings County South- Unforgotten Places and People  1825 - 1915 - Larry Cotton
Whiskey and Wickedness - The Turbulent Square Timber Era - Larry Cotton
Whiskey and Wickedness -  The Rideau Military Settlement 1816-1875 - Larry Cotton
First we were Soldiers - The Long March to Perth - Ron W. Shaw
Forgotten Hero - Alexander Fraser  - Ron W. Shaw
First Persons of Perth-Influence and Ambition - Ron W. Shaw
A Swarm of Bees - Lanark Society Settlers 1800- 1900 - Ron W. Shaw
Cheese Stakes - Lanark County's Mammoth Cheese - Ron W. Shaw
A History of the Smiths Falls Police - Rick Labelle
By Word of Mouth Volume 2 - Claudia Smith

Arlene Stafford-Wilson

Lanark County Collection Winding Our Way Down Memory Lane  **NEW** Sept. 2020

Lanark County Calling - All Roads Lead Home

Lanark County Classics

Lanark County Kid

Lanark County Chronicle

Lanark County Calendar - 4 Seasons

Lanark County Connections

Recipes and Recollections