The North Lanark Regional Museum is pleased to offer a Virtual Exhibit
as part of the Virtual Museum of
Mills of Appleton
The exhibit explores the history of the Mills of Appleton and the effect these mills had on the evolution of the
surrounding community. Features of the exhibit include a history of the early settlers of Ramsay Township, the
Teskey Family and Appleton Mills, The Woolen Mills of Appleton, the Collie Woolen Mill fires of 1946 and 1950,
as well as a tour through Appleton’s historical sites as they appear today.
This virtual exhibit contains over one-hundred images relating to Appleton’s Mills and their history,
including images from within the Mills during their heyday.
“During the settlement of Ramsay Township in the early 1820s, the natural falls of the Mississippi River at Appleton provided an opportunity for a community to grow using water power. An entrepreneurial family, the Teskeys, harnessed the river's water power, building a sawmill and a gristmill at the falls.
This exhibit is a chance to remember Appleton's past and introduce visitors to our charming community.”
Visit the Virtual Exhibit