Puslinch Historical Society

The Puslinch Historical Society was formed in 1984 to bring together those people interested in the heritage of Puslinch Township. Their goals are to:

  • Promote interest in and study of the heritage of Puslinch township
  • Encourage the preservation of historical, archaeological and architectural heritage of Puslinch Township

The society gathers and publishes historical information and undertakes a variety of publicity and public education programs.


The Puslinch Historical Society is located in the Archive Room at the Puslinch Library, 29 Brock Road S., Aberfoyle. Their collection includes:

  • Puslinch Profiles – A collection of articles on the history and business of the township
  • Annals of Puslinch (1850-1950) history of people in each of the 12 school sections
  • In Their Own Words-The Complete McPhatter Letters – reminiscences of early settlers
  • Puslinch Lake and Its Past
  • Duff’s Presbyterian Church (1837-1987)
  • Puslinch Families
  • Puslinch Lot Histories


Membership– $15

Meetings held at the Puslinch Library. Membership benefits include:

  • Access to the archives
  • Assistance with research
  • Newsletter
  • Events of historic interest

Aberfoyle Mill

Thanks to the Puslinch Historical Society for providing us with the above photo of the old grist mill in Aberfoyle that has since been converted into a restaurant.

For several years the society has held Spirit Walks through one of the local cemeteries.  You can read about the early settlers whose stories have been preserved in this way on the Puslinch Historical Society website.

Crieff Spirit Walk

This photo above was provided by the society was taken during their 2016 Crieff Spirit Walk and shows the McDonald family marker.