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‘Big Stories in a Small Town’
March 21, 2021 - 14:00 - 15:30
The North Lanark Regional Museum will be presenting ‘Big Stories in a Small Town: Snapshots of the History of Almonte.’
How is it that a small village in rural Ontario came to be named after a Mexican general? Did people really consider Almonte to be ‘North America’s Manchester’? How did one of the worst railway accidents in Canadian history impact this town? These are just some of the many questions that may have surprising answers to those who have wondered about the history of a rural town west of Ottawa.
Almonte, Ontario is one of the towns in the Municipality of Mississippi Mills, named so for the impressive industrial legacy that swept along the Mississippi River from its founding until the end of the Second World War. With a population of just 5,000 people, this presentation will bring the large history of this small town to life by telling stories of significant people, places, and events, that have shaped it into the community that residents and visitors alike know and love.
This is a digital event that will be hosted using Zoom. To register for this event, email [email protected]