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Our mandate is to acquire, preserve and make accessible important historical documents relating to our local region.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



 Visit our 2018 Archival exhibits on the following date(s)  

June 16 Church of Jesus Christ of Latter -  Day Saints Conference

July 1, outside of the Arnprior Public Library (exhibit of 1966 Lions Drum Corp)








You have arrived - now let's start exploring !

Discover our collections using the Search tab above. 




 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.