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Our mandate is to acquire, preserve and make accessible important historical documents relating to our local region.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

 Look for our displays at these community event
  • Canada Day, July 1, 2017 in front of the Arnprior Public Library 
  • Canada Day, July 1, 2017 at the McNab/Braeside Market 2473 Russett Drive McNab/Braeside from 8 - noon


New Audio Interview!

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



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.