Timeline of the Township of McKellar
The timeline is broken down into some basic eras.
The first era discussed is the Pre-Pioneer Era in which comprises the First Nations peoples that either inhabited or frequented the area prior to the arrival of the first pioneer settlers.
From the 1860s through until the early 1910s comprise the Early Settlement era in which the pioneer communities began to define and establish themselves.
The onset of the Great War saw McKellar communities shift their focus from local industry to international conflicts as their men and efforts went to help their allies overseas.
In the Interwar Period, McKellar communities drew their focus back to the local concerns of the day, but the experience of the crucible of war expanded their identity into Canadians.
World War Two brought a reassertion of both Canadian national obligation and banding together of community effort.
Through the Post War Period the McKellar communities were able to modernize and grow themselves into a closer semblance of the communities we know today.
Present Day McKellar Township has a great deal of respect for its past. Many current initiatives undertaken by the community seek to honour and maintain these traditions and legacy.