Almonte has had many important families in its history who contributed to the town that we know and love today. One of those important families is the Rosamonds.

The story begins with Irish immigrant James Rosamond who built his first woollen mill in Almonte in the 1850s, through his sons Bennett and William who oversaw the construction of one of the largest woollen mills in Canada and brought the railway to town, to Alex Rosamond, who tragically died in the trenches in France during the First World War and Archie Rosamond, aspiring actor who reluctantly gave up the stage to run the business through the 1920s and the depression.

The Rosamonds: A Woven Family Legacy will revisit what made this family so important with a special history exhibit commemorating the family’s contributions to the industrial mills of Almonte. The exhibit will also interpret the social impact this family had on Almonte and its citizens.

Housed in the former offices and warehouse of the Rosamond Mill, the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum presents The Rosamonds: A Woven Family Legacy exhibition from May 14, 2013 to July 20, 2013, with a special vernissage on Saturday May 18 from 2-4 pm.