Fonds consists of documents related to the Carleton County Historical Society's administration, finances, projects, fundraisers, social events, and legal records. Legal documents include the 1960 letters patent and deeds of property owned by the society including the McClosky, Cluff and Sharpe houses, the Old County Court House, Connell House, property of Myles Brown, and lands once owned by the Wright family. Administration materials consist of daily reports, 1960-1985; executive minutes; annual minutes, 1960-1987; annual reports, 1960-1975; policies and regulation documents; by-laws; and business correspondence. Financial papers include statements, receipts, taxation, grants, and insurance policies. Project information relates to the conservation of Connell House, Carleton County Heritage Center, Old County Court House and the Upper Woodstock study. Fundraisers and social event materials include information on the society's salmon frys, 1960-1971; balls; dramatic presentations; and Christmas productions. Photographs include black and white aerial and land shots of Upper Woodstock, 1960s-1970s; black and white photographs of costume balls, social events, and salmon frys; and photographs honouring the founding members of the Carleton County Historical Society.