Activities from our recent past

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2023 Open House

Join us for a Christmas Open House Open House

21 Years of Archives Lanark

Our 21st anniversary celebration transpired on October 28, 2023

Let’s Dig Into History at Archives Lanark!


The workshops will be held at our Drummond Centre location:1920 Drummond Conc. 7.

After each session we encourage participants to explore our archives and continue their research with the assistance of our experienced volunteers.

Archive Lanark 2023 AGM & Open House

Our Guest Speaker will be Kyla Ubbink of Ubbink Book and Paper Restoration. Ms. Ubbink provides book & paper conservation, restoration and preservation consultation services. For more information on Ubbink Book and Paper Restoration, visit her at Her presentation is entitled “Dating and Preserving Family Photographs”.

2022    Top

Let’s Dig Into History at Archives Lanark!

Discover the facts you need to uncover your ancestral past by attending one or all of our “dig into history” sessions. Each “dig” will be led by an experienced genealogical researcher who will present information on specific topics and follow up with a question & answer period.

Archive Lanark 2022 AGM & Open House

Our Guest Speaker will be Mr. Ted Outerbridge

Mr. Outerbridge is an Illusionist and Historian who has been investigating the history of his Keyhole House in Smiths Falls. Many queries received by rchives Lanark this past year related to homeowners wishing to learn the history of their homes. Mr. Outerbridge will share the journey which led him to understand and uncover the secrets of his unique home.

2021    Top

BOOK SALE - Saturday, June 25th - 10 am to 4 pm

Drummond Township Hall, 1920 Concession 7, Drummond Centre
We have a selection of books on local history, genealogy, military history, vintage school textbooks, and much more.

2020    Top

Archive Lanark 2020 AGM & Open House

Local Author Ron Shaw will delve into the question of when the first female vote was cast in Ontario. Elections Canada and multiple histories of politics will tell you that the first woman to vote in, what is now Ontario, did so in the general election of 1844. Ron W. Shaw will explain how, a quarter of a century before those female votes were documented in Halton, Ellen McGrath-Simons (1774-1861) of Drummond Township cast her vote at the Perth Military Settlement in the legislative assembly of July 1820. The

2019    Top

Celebrating our local authors and volunteers

Come join us. On April 27th, 2019 Archives Lanark invites you to join us in celebrating our volunteers. Did you know that Irene Spence, Shirley Jones-Wellman, Rose Mary Sarsfield, Mike Jaques and Marilyn Snedden have all authored books dealing with various facets of life in Lanark County? They will be on hand to discuss what inspired them to delve deeper into their roots.