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Our mandate is to acquire, preserve and make accessible important historical documents relating to our local region.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 or by appointment. And on Saturdays by appointment only.




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21 B   Madawaska St
Arnprior, ON  K7S 1R6




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            What's New

The Arnprior & District Museum presents  “Arnprior on the World Stage”,  a tribute to Arnprior and its citizens who fought for Canada in World Wars I and II as well as those who  participated in service during the Boer War, in Korea, Bosnia and in Afghanistan.

Grand Opening February 19, 2016 at 6 p.m.

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". Click Here to view the pdf of "Tracing the Lines: Eastern Ontario Railway History in Maps" based on his research in preparation for that event.  Because this pdf file is very large, it may take some time to open.  Thank you for your patience.


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

Search descriptions of our various collections in the archives

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A.M.B.A. Research and Copying Services

Do you know these faces?  Help us with the Photo ID Project

Visit Our Virtual Museum Project: Charles Macnamara- A Retrospective

Renfrew County Land Records Preserved in Arnprior


The Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives has received a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation in support of the Archives'  Data Base Systems Project.
AMBA also gratefully acknowledges a grant received from the Friends of the Archives of Ontario and a grant received from the Ontario Ministry of Culture


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