The year 1820 saw the departure of several sailing ships from the seaport of Greenock, Scotland. The Commerce, Prompt and Brock made the challenging trek across the Atlantic to dock in Quebec City. Immigrants made the long and grueling journey by scow, wagon and walking from Prescott to Brockville and then northward to New Perth. By August, a supply depot and registry office had been constructed at the direction of Colonel William Marshall on the banks of the Clyde River in a newly surveyed township. Lot numbers were drawn in the new township and the newcomers made their way with guides through the dense forest in search of a surveyor's mark to claim their lot. This was the beginning of Scottish settlement of the Township of Lanark. The Middleville and District Museum will join other community members of Lanark Highlands in Beckwith Park at the annual Lanark County Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 11th, 2022 from 11 am to 4 pm. The Museum will have a display of Lanark Township history and Museum information. The Harvest Festival runs from 11 am to 4 pm and showcases local farmers and vendors celebrating local producers, food, music and history. This mainly outdoor event will provide fun for all ages. Drop by the Middleville and District Museum's display table to learn about what the Museum has to offer. Hope to see you there.
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