Historic Monkton Images

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The North Perth Public Library and the Stratford-Perth Archives are looking for help from the local community to document the early history of the community of Monkton.

Residents are invited to submit scanned images via the form below. Image resolution is requested to be a minimum of 300dpi. The digital image will become part of the collection of the Stratford-Perth Archives.

Residents who do not have access to a scanner and/or computer are welcome to call the Library to book an appointment to make their submission.

What will the images be used for?

“In preparation for the opening of our new Monkton Branch Library this fall, I reached out to the Archives searching for early photos of Monkton.” says Rebecca Dechert Sage, NPPL CEO. “Archives staff explained to me that they have great early street views in their postcard collection, but more photographs documenting Monkton’s past would be really welcome additions to the research files there. The Monkton Library has been a part of the history of Monkton since 1899. The building where it was originally housed acted as a community hub that brought people in for various reasons, including the Library, Women’s Institute meetings and the telegraph. We are proud to be part of the long history in Monkton, stay tuned to see how we celebrate that at the new location!”

The NPPL and Stratford-Perth Archives are particularly hoping to see images of early, pre-1950s Monkton. In addition to documenting the architecture and history, they are especially interested in events where the community came together, such as picnics, sporting events, parades, construction projects, etc.

For further information about this project, please contact Rebecca Dechert Sage, CEO, North Perth Public Library at 519-291-2950 x2401 or Betty Jo Belton, Archivist, Stratford-Perth Archives at 519-271-0531 x250.

The North Perth Public Library and the Stratford-Perth Archives are looking for help from the local community to document the early history of the community of Monkton.

Residents are invited to submit scanned images via the form below. Image resolution is requested to be a minimum of 300dpi. The digital image will become part of the collection of the Stratford-Perth Archives.

Residents who do not have access to a scanner and/or computer are welcome to call the Library to book an appointment to make their submission.

What will the images be used for?

“In preparation for the opening of our new Monkton Branch Library this fall, I reached out to the Archives searching for early photos of Monkton.” says Rebecca Dechert Sage, NPPL CEO. “Archives staff explained to me that they have great early street views in their postcard collection, but more photographs documenting Monkton’s past would be really welcome additions to the research files there. The Monkton Library has been a part of the history of Monkton since 1899. The building where it was originally housed acted as a community hub that brought people in for various reasons, including the Library, Women’s Institute meetings and the telegraph. We are proud to be part of the long history in Monkton, stay tuned to see how we celebrate that at the new location!”

The NPPL and Stratford-Perth Archives are particularly hoping to see images of early, pre-1950s Monkton. In addition to documenting the architecture and history, they are especially interested in events where the community came together, such as picnics, sporting events, parades, construction projects, etc.

For further information about this project, please contact Rebecca Dechert Sage, CEO, North Perth Public Library at 519-291-2950 x2401 or Betty Jo Belton, Archivist, Stratford-Perth Archives at 519-271-0531 x250.

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