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Dalhousie Historic Library and Museum

1132, 3rd Concession Dalhousie, Watson’s Corners

613-259-5454 or 613- 259-5223

First rural library in Ontario!!

The Dalhousie Historic Library became the first Public Library in the old Bathurst District and the first rural library in Ontario. It was established in 1828. Now a Museum, it contains many old books and artifacts from days past, as well as genealogical records. It is housed in the Watson's Corners Community Hall.

Lanark and District Museum

80 George Street

Mailing Address:
Lanark & District Museum
c/o The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands
75 George Street
P.O. Box 340
Lanark, Ontario K0G 1K0


A Link with Lanark’s Heritage – Past, Present and Future.
The Lanark and District Museum houses displays of tools, clothing and artifacts collected from Lanark area pioneer homes, as well as a library of Canadiana books and Genealogy Records, which includes the only complete set of Lanark Eras available (895-2000). These may be read on microfilm at the Perth Campus of Algonquin College or at Archives Lanark (613-267-2232).

• Open every Wednesday - Sunday, from July 2nd to September 1st.

• 10am - 4pm

Lanark and District Museum Website

Middleville & District Museum



Step into the past and explore Lanark Township history in our informative country museum located in the Hamlet of Middleville. Set in an 1861 two-story stone school, the pioneer spirit shines from every corner of this unique museum. Treasures from days past are waiting to be discovered.


• A dramatic horse drawn hearse

• A dugout canoe made of a single basswood log

• Old time maple syrup and cheese making displays

• An 1830's "barn-frame" loom

• Blacksmithing tools and farm implements

• Lanark County lumbering and shanty artefacts

• Original genealogical documents and family records.

Hours of Operation

• Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Holiday Monday

• Victoria Day weekend to Thanksgiving weekend

• Open 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

• Otherwise by appointment


• $5.00 per person,

• 12 and under free

Middleville and District Museum Website