The North Lanark Historical Society is kicking off its spring Speaker Series with a presentation by Ron W. Shaw on Sunday March 19, starting at 2PM at the North Lanark Regional Museum in Appleton (647 River Road). The talk is titled “A Swarm of Bees” and tells the story of eighteen Lanark Society Settler families who converted to the Mormon faith and traveled to western Ontario, then the American midwest, and ultimately settled in Utah.

Ron W. Shaw is a well-known researcher and author from Perth who has published several books on the early Perth military settlement in the past few years, and will have copies of his other books for sale. Admission is by donation and refreshments will be provided. All are welcome to attend. For more information, please contact the North Lanark Regional Museum at 613-257-8503 or appletonmuseum@hotmail.com.