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Books for Sale
To order any publications, send cheque payable to:
North Lanark Historical Society, P.O. Box 218, Almonte, Ontario K0A 1A0
Publications are also sold onsite at the museum. Please call in advance to confirm availability 613-257-8503.


Almonte Train Accident THE ALMONTE TRAIN ACCIDENT (5th Edition)
Published by the North Lanark Historical Society
Edited by John Dunn & Winston MacIntosh
5th Edition, edited by Peter Moller
The Almonte Train Accident documents the tragic event on December 27, 1942, when two trains collided in town resulting in 39 deaths. The book includes articles on the accident and subsequent investigation, as well as recollections from several survivors on the train and local eyewitnesses to the tragedy. In addition, it covers the dedication of the Almonte Train Wreck Memorial, which was unveiled in December 2000.
The fifth edition is dedicated to the memory of John Dunn.
Softcover and indexed 50 pages
COST: $10.00 plus $5.00 Shipping and Handling



Almonte Train Wreck DVD THE ALMONTE TRAIN WRECK: A STORY OF PEOPLE
A DVD published by the Worker’s History Museum in collaboration with the North Lanark Regional Museum.
The DVD tells the story of the Almonte Train Accident of December 27, 1942 as performed by the Ottawa Story Tellers Donna Stewart and Ruth Stewart-Verger and features music by local artist Johnny Spinks accompanied by Bradley Scott.
This is a must have for any local history buff and is a bargain at only $15.00
DVD, 50 minutes
COST: $15.00 plus $5.00 Shipping and Handling






Almonte Train Wreck DVD OTTAWA VALLEY TURNED FENCE POSTS: A PHOTOGRAPHIC JOURNEY
By Audrey Buckingham
Audrey Buckingham, a keen equestrian, discovered the Ottawa Valley on horseback and fell in love with the unique turned fence posts. Why, she wondered, had the early settlers turned these utilitarian objects into small pieces of beauty? Audrey’s photographic collection captures these quickly vanishing artefacts.
Softcover, 50 pages
COST: $25.00 plus $5.00 Shipping and Handling




Ramsay Reflections RAMSAY REFLECTIONS 1836-1979
by Susan Campbell, Trisha Stewart & Shelly Timmins with contributions from Robert Brydges, Hugh Duncan & Major J.F. Leys, edited by Professor A.C. Robertson.
Ramsay Reflections 1836-1979 is a local history of Ramsay Township in Lanark County, Ontario. The authors interviewed many older residents of the township and these stories have been used as the basis for much of the content. The book includes several old photos that were not previously published.
Softcover 72 pages
COST: $15.00 plus $5.00 Shipping and Handling





Lanark Reflections LANARK REFLECTIONS
Edited by Edna Gardner Lowry
Lanark Reflections is contains poems documenting life in Lanark County. The poems cover a variety of topics including local stores, school days, Christmas, farming and much more. The poems have been lovingly gathered by Mrs. Lowry from local residents, the Almonte Gazette, the Carleton Place Canadian, the Lanark Era and the Perth Courier. A wonderful glimpse at life in Lanark County.
Softcover, 120 pages
COST: $10.00 plus $5.00 Shipping and Handling





Pakenham PAKENHAM, OTTAWA VALLEY VILLAGE 1823-1860
By Verna Ross McGiffin
Pakenham, Ottawa Valley Village 1823-1860 (Vol.1) and the companion book,
Pakenham, Ottawa Valley Village 1860-1900 (Vol.2) have stood the test of time.
Written in 1963 and 1967 respectively, these books remain the definitive history of the community and its environs in Lanark County. From settlement to its establishment as a thriving village, the author includes local history and biographical sketches to illustrate the experiences of those who chose to make Pakenham Township and Pakenham village their home.
Hardcover, 196 pages including photographs. (Note: Vol.2 is out of print)
COST: $29.95 plus $10.00 Shipping and Handling




Pioneer History of Lanark by Jean McGill A PIONEER HISTORY OF THE COUNTY OF LANARK
By Jean S. McGill
First published in 1968, this book remains the leading source of history for Lanark County. The book was researched over 12 years by Jean S. McGill, a native of Lanark County, who realized that there was no complete history of the area and decided to fill the gap.
Softcover, 262 pages
COST $20.00 plus $10.00 Shipping and Handling






Looming OUR PAST IS LOOMING: STORIES FROM ALMONTE’S TEXTILE INDUSTRY
Published by the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum, 2010
Authors: Gerry Wheatley, John Dunn, Mervin Tosh, Albert Lotan, Stan Morton, Matthew Ayling, Herb Pragnell
Our Past is Looming documents the history of the textile industry in Almonte including the mill owners, the textile industry and firsthand accounts from the millworkers. The publication includes articles submitted by various local residents both history enthusiasts and former mill employees.
Softcover, 122 pages
COST: $20.00 plus $5.00 Shipping and Handling