Tay Valley Township along with the Townships of Drummond North Elmsley, Beckwith and the Town of Perth will be celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Perth Military Settlement.
Founded in April 1816 following the War of 1812, the Perth Military Settlement offered land grants north of the Rideau to emigrants from Scotland and to veterans of numerous British regiments, encouraging them to stay in upper Canada and help build and defend the fledging colony.
Activities are slated to take place in all four municipalities and include such things as winter activities, historical re-enactments, the Perth Kilt Run, heritage fairs, dances and musical and theatre productions. Some events will be delivered jointly by the municipalities, including the Historical Mapping Project, Settlers Trail designation and Legacy Farm Sign Unveiling at the Lanark County Plowing Match.
The 200th promises to be a remarkable celebration of the area's rich history that will honour forebears, celebrate accomplishments, pay tribute to the Algonquin and recognize the hardships and dedication of the pioneers.
Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Funding
Thanks to Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage (BCAH) for funding local festivals and communities project in celebration of the 200th Anniversary Perth Military Settlement.
Township of Beckwith
Township of Drummond/North Elmsley
Town of Perth
Lanark County Tourism
Perth & District Historical Society