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Welcome to the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives

Our mandate is to acquire, preserve and make accessible important historical documents relating to our local region.

Located in the lower level of the Arnprior Public Library, the Archives is open Monday - Friday from 1 pm - 3:30 pm

Saturday by appointment only.

Please note that the Archives will be closed August 24 & 25th and will close at 3pm September 1st & 8th. 

Please note as of September 1st, 2017 research and reproduction fees will change. For details see our Services section

All are welcome to attend the Arnprior Family History Group Meeting with guest speaker Kyla Ubbink on September 25 2017.

 

 

 

New Audio Interview!

Archivist Laurie Dougherty was interviewed by Heather Lang of Valley Heritage Radio about our new website. Click here to listen.

 The project team at the launch on Canada Day of "150 Years of Living Off the Land". From left to right: Ella Hartwick, Laurie Dougherty, Matt Regan and Dianne Brearley.

 

What's New

 150 Years of Living off the Land

 This new exhibit explores the connection between what McNab settlers produced in the early days in the Township and what local producers are making today. Living successfully off the land means different things today than it did before confederation. We interviewed several McNab/Braeside families who are producing maple syrup, honey, alpaca wool products, and vegetables from large to very small scale producers.  Click here to visit our online exhibit, 150 Years of Living off the Land

Our thanks to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism & Sport for partially funding this project through the Ontario 150 Community Celebration Program.