Have you ever wanted to go back in time? If time travel is possible then become one of the visitors from the future on June 4, 2016. Tickets are going fast for this guided bus tour through Historic Perth and Tay Valley Township, in celebrating their 200th anniversary.
The world is a book, so watch the pages turn and hear the stories about Perth which was first established as a military settlement in 1816, shortly after the War of 1812. Many of the first settlers were military veterans on half pay, while others were military veterans from France, Germany, Poland, Italy, Scotland or Ireland who were offered land in return for their service.
Travel to evolve, and learn about the great Rev. William Bell, who arrived in June 1817, who noted in his many diaries that the settlement of the Tay Valley Township was more European than a Scottish settlement.
Time travel along with us for romance, as Perth was the site of the last fatal duel in Upper Canada. Robert Lyon, a law student, was killed on June 13, 1833 after fighting over a woman (Elizabeth Hughes) with a former friend, John Wilson. Come relive the tales– you will not regret it!
It’s the journey that matters in the end, so join us for this unique historical event. Tickets are going fast and the first bus is already full, now adding a second. Once a year, go somewhere where you have never been before!
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Event Location: Farrell Hall 186 Gore St E, Perth ON K7H 1K3
Doors Open at 9:30 am
Bus Departs at 10:00 am or sooner if seats are full
Catered Lunch at 12:30 p.m.
Guest Speaker: John McKenty is a local historian and Author will speak on “Early Perth Through the Eyes of a Businessman (George S. James 1869 – 1964), a central figure in Perth’s early economic and social development.
Guest Speaker: Sandra Joyce, an Author will be speaking on the subject of British Home Children whose age ranged from 1 – 18 years. These impoverished children came from all parts of the British Isles to Canada with hopes of a chance at a better life. Their stories are a huge part of Canadian history, which to this day largely remains unknown.
Some Invited Exhibitors to the Marketplace:
Lanark County Museums Networks, Perth Historical Society, Beckwith Township Hertiage Group, Global Genealogy, Ontario Historical Society and others
Tickets for the full event includes catered lunch $30.00 per person.
Also available a limited number of tickets tor luncheon and afternoon speaker portion only $15.00 per person.
Cheques payable to Lanark County Genealogical Society can be mailed to Lanark County Genealogical Society, Glen Tay Bus Tour Group, P.O. Box 512 Perth, ON. K7H 3K4.
PayPal option is available. Information on our website:lanarkgenealogy.com