Settlers Trek 2016

Regional heritage enthusiasts are pleased to announce a “Settlers Trek” re-enactment to commemorate the bicentennial of the arrival of the first settlers to the Perth Military Settlement in 1816. This Trek will be a symbolic attempt to cover as much as possible of the original overland and water route from Brockville to Perth. The members…

Big Rideau Lakes Association 100th Anniversary (8 Aug 2015)

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Big Rideau Lakes Association (BRLA) the community and region turned out for the gala event in Hanna Park in beautiful downtown Portland on the Rideau. The event featured good food, (breakfast and lunch at the community hall), good music, a marvelous collection of antique boats, antique cars,…

The historic Portland Railway Station – Did you know about it?

A Timely Historical Photo Find to celebrate the Rejuvination of the Portland on the Rideau Historical Society Website/Museum

Hello all! We are back! The Portland on the Rideau Historical Society [PRHS] website has been rejuvenated through the able technical efforts of Larry Cochran and Gary Petro of Portland and Dave Pye [ex-resident and original website designer]. There will also be a PRHS annual general meeting on May 12 in Portland. Contact Chair Doug Good [dcgood@ xplornet.ca] for further details.

Portland On The Rideau Newsletter, April – May 2015 Volume 2 Issue 1

The purpose of the Portland On the Rideau Newsletter is to promote the Portland Area through providing information on community activities and events and issues affecting the community.  It will be published bi-monthly, 6 times a calendar year. You can view it here: Portland On The Rideau April-May 2015 Newsletter Vol. 1 Issue 1 Our…