Years later, the community of Appleton is still an important place to descendants of the Teskey family. Anne E. Love and Sheila Babb are both descendants of Robert Teskey and Jane Cuthbert who built the original sawmill and woollen mill in Appleton.

In 2008 members from the Teskey family celebrated a Teskey Tea at the North Lanark Regional Museum, and many return each year to see the old Teskey homes, and mills in Appleton.


This storyline was produced by the North Lanark Historical Society and the North Lanark Regional Museum in Appleton, Ontario (Town of Mississippi Mills). The majority of the research for this project was conducted at the North Lanark Regional Museum using the collection, archives, library and 2012 oral history interviews. The oral history interviews were part of the 2012 "Digitally Preserving the Past for the Future" project, funded by the Museums and Technology Fund through the support of the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. These oral interviews are a great source of local history. Summaries of the interviews are available on our website and the full interviews can be viewed on-site at the museum.

To learn more about the Mississippi Woollen Mills in Appleton please contact the staff or volunteers at the museum:

WEBSITE: www.northlanarkregionalmuseum.com
PHONE: 613-257-8503
EMAIL: appletonmuseum@hotmail