Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives


The Lumbering Era 














This project, "Daniel McLachlin's Legacy: Exploring the Lumber Era of the Ottawa Valley", has been made possible by the Documentary Heritage Communities Program offered by Library and Archives Canada.

Click here to go to the exhibit page.


White Pine College: Gillies Mill and the Village of Braeside



Curated by Laurie Dougherty, this online exhibit was developed with the support of the Virtual Museum of Canada' s Community Stories Investment Program.

It is now available on the Virtual Museums Canada website! 

Click here to go to the exhibit page.

Tracing the Lines: Eastern Ontario and West Québec Railway History in Maps



At the 2014 AGM for the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives held in February 2015, guest speaker Brian Gilhuly presented "The Lumber Barons and the Railway King".

The PDF of "Tracing the Lines: Eastern Ontario and West Québec Railway History in Maps" is available here (20 MB), based on his research in preparation for that event. 

Charles Macnamara: A Retrospective



Created by Archivist Laurie Dougherty in 2003, this exhibit explores the life and work of this accomplished local photographer.

Visit our Virtual Museum exhibit on Charles Macnamara 

Click here to view his manuscript, “Life in the Lumber Camps of McLachlin Brothers Arnprior, Ontario.”

150 Years of Living off the Land



Archivist Laurie Dougherty created this exhibit in 2017 to celebrate, explore and compare rural life in the Township of McNab/Braeside today and 150 years ago.

Click here to visit our online exhibit, 150 Years of Living off the Land

Champlain's Astrolabe



In 2013, Archives summer student, Ryan Tobalt, created this exhibit about Charles Macnamara which has been edited for better presentation in a web format. 

A PDF of this exhibit is available here.   Note: This exhibit is fully searchable through the 'search' tab above.