Welcome to the Perth and Area Heritage Portal, a repository for historical material from the Town of Perth and surrounding townships in Ontario. This site was put together with cooperation from the Perth Museum, the Perth and District Union Public Library, and Algonquin College Perth Campus.
A collection of papers pertaining to Mr. Roderick Matheson and family. This collection can be found at Matheson House, home of the Perth Museum.
The town was established as a military settlement in 1816, shortly after the War of 1812. Many of the first settlers were military veterans on half…
An online exhibit featuring the Roderick Matheson collection, located at Matheson House, home of the Perth Museum, in Ontario.