Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives


2023 Archives A-Z: Photography Edition

For this year's instalment of Archives A-Z, we decided to focus on photographs from our collection. We chose one photograph for each letter of the alphabet, posting daily from April 3-29. The photographs showcased moments in the history of Arnprior and McNab/Braeside, generating lots of discussion ond interest on social media. Here are the posts collected together!

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AGM Event: Archives in Your Attic!

The AMBA is celebrating their 30th year of community service this Saturday, April 15th with a special event that welcomes community members to bring in the archival objects they have at home! Read on to learn more about what is archival, how you can participate, and get more details about the event (psst....there will be cake!).

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All About Ledgers in the Archives

Business ledgers are the Quickbooks software of yesteryear. If that sounds boring, don't be fooled! Ledgers tell their own special story - one that is important to local history and genealogy as a detailed record of ordinary life and business in the 1800s. Recently, a volunteer project has rendered ledgers from the McLachlin Bros. lumber mills and shanties much more discoverable for genealogists and historians alike. Read on to learn what ledgers are, why they matter, and how you can use them in your research!

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Inside the Vault: Vinegar Syndrome

Our Inside the Vault series has aimed to take you behind the scenes and shine a spotlight on our collections. Even though our collections are the heart of our institution, there’s a lot more that goes on at the archivist, volunteer and administration level that the public doesn’t usually get to see. Take a look inside the vault at what we’ve been working on this summer, and learn a little bit about archival preservation!

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Archives A-Z: AMBA's April Social Media Posts

Almost every day of the month of April, the Arnprior and McNab/Braeside Archives posted a fact, a story or information about archival services for every letter of the alphabet. We joined the Archives of Ontario in this initiative alongside many other archives and museums across Canada. The feedback from our followers on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter was wonderful, and we thank our audience for adding to the story with their comments and insights. Now, our followers have a place to go to see the posts all at once!

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