In the fourth week of the continuing series that celebrates the 50th year of the Stratford-Perth Archives and the treasures within, we feature the scrapbooks from the Monteith Collection.
Stratford-Perth Archives is celebrating a special anniversary this year! On Jan. 13, 1972, work began on a project championed by the late Tom Orr and the Stratford Public Library to protect the Orr Family Collection of local history books, documents and photographs, plus archival material from the P
In January 1894, a local newspaper alerted readers to the rules for, risks of, and equipment needed for a new game called ice hockey, “which is destined to be the great winter sport in every province.” Just a few years later, famous players like Listowel’s own Fred “Cyclone” Taylor (pictured in acco
The first Santa Claus Parade in Canada was held on Dec. 2, 1905 in Toronto and sponsored by Eaton’s Department Store. Since that first one, many communities across Canada and Perth County have been holding parades, with Listowel being no exception. Excitement is always in the air when waiting to see
The Girl Guide movement began in 1909 when girls demanded to take part in a Boy Scout rally at the Crystal Palace in London, England. Lord Robert Baden-Powell was a British Army General who had written a series of articles on scouting based on his experiences and they were published in an English bo
In 1912, Norman Honderich was inspired after seeing an illustration of a kitchen cabinet in an issue of Ladies Home Journal. He knew that most of the kitchen cabinets for sale in Canada were manufactured in the United States. He believed that this type of product could easily be made and sold in Can