North Lanark Regional Museum –What’s Hot?

North Lanark Regional Museum –What’s Hot?

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Kay Rogers presents “At Home in Tay Valley”

The North Lanark Historical Society is continuing its spring Speaker Series with a presentation by Kay Rogers, editor of At Home in Tay Valley, at the Museum on Sunday, April 23 at 2 PM. Dozens of writers, artists and photographers worked under the editorship of Kay Rogers to compile At Home in Tay Valley, which captures the voices, stories, and events that have defined the lives of those who have called Tay Valley home―from members of the Algonquin First Nation who helped the early settlers survive and adapt to a new land, to the “back-to the-landers” of the 1970s who sought a more wholesome way of life. Admission is by donation and refreshments will be provided.


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Appleton School Reunion Meeting

The next planning meeting for the Appleton School Reunion will take place at the Museum on April 12 at 7pmPlease contact Nancy Dupuis at or 613-222-1771 for further information. The Reunion will be an opportunity to celebrate memories and meet up with old classmates, teachers and friends of the past. 



Paint & Sip


Join us for a painting party on Saturday, May 6 at 1pm! Join Carleton Place artist Jenine McCann as she leads participants step-by step to complete their own work of art. No painting experience is necessary. It’s the perfect opportunity to try something new and get creative! Check out some of Jenine’s work below. Tickets are $40 per person and include all painting supplies (canvas, paints, brushes) and refreshments. The event is 19+. Space is limited. Call 613-257-8503 or for your invitation today!

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Travel Paint Night- ‘Paint Night’ That Comes To You, Carleton Place, Ontario Area. 216 likes. Paint Night that comes to the comfort of your home! You…

Celebrating Mothers Tea

Join us at the Museum on Saturday, May 13th, from 2-4 pm, to celebrate the mothers in your life with a pot of tea and delicious treats! The event is $5 per person all funds raised will go towards supporting your local Museum.

Hope to see you there!
Melissa Alexander

Project Coordinator
North Lanark Historical Society
North Lanark Regional Museum
647 River Rd, Appleton, ON
P.O. Box 218, Almonte, ON, K0A1A0


About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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