Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives


Virtual War Memorial 

This virtual War Memorial is made by possible the Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives' Cenotaph Project. It seeks to commemorate the local residents of the Town of Arnprior and Township of McNab/Braeside, who served and perished during the First and Second World Wars, as well as the Korean War. The project aimed to identify and obtain information on each individual who is inscribed on the Arnprior Cenotaph, and in the course of this work, further names were also uncovered.


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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.

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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! 

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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. 

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.

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.”

Arnprior Marble: From the Cemetery to the Senate

Archives volunteers Dave and Mary Forsyth wrote this thorough history of Arnprior marble and its uses in many buildings and monuments in the Ottawa Valley and beyond. Records indicate that the marble industry was well underway before the lumber boom that is most well-known as the characteristic industry of the Ottawa Valley's history. The study evolved from questions posed while preparing geology tour guides for the Macnamara Field Naturalists Club.


Click here to view and read the PDF.