Schoolhouse Museum


Rolph, Buchanan, Wylie and McKay Historical Society
35753 Hwy. 17,  Laurentian Hills, Ontario

Tel: (613) 584-2917

Museum Hours:
June thru August
Friday thru Tuesday 10:00 - 4:00

Adults - $5
Youth 8-17 - $3
Children under 8 - Free

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Wee Bit of Townshp History
Part 11, Part 22

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History In The New MilleniumHistory In The New Millenium
Native Artifacts Collection
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A Whispered History: The People of Buchanan Township
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Town of Deep River

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Other interesting Links

"Algonquins to Atoms Along the Ottawa" (A look at the history of the Ottawa River)

Virtual Museum of Canada  - Search Deep River for more museum information

A Whispered History: The People of Buchanan Township

Head Clara Maria Local History Online

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The School House Museum is owned and operated by the Rolph, Buchanan, Wylie & McKay Historical Society. It contains a unique collections of artifacts and photographs -some dating back to the 1800's - illustrating the history of the in the Upper Ottawa Valley, including the Town of Laurentian Hills and Deep River ( formerly the  four townships of Rolph, Buchanan, Wylie and McKay  (RBWM) which also originally included Deep River). The Museum  many facets of local history such as Lumbering, Hydro Electric and Nuclear Power development, railroads, pioneer farming, highway construction, life on and along the Ottawa River in the Upper Ottawa Valley. Social institutions, schools, churches, Scouting, Women's Institutes, etc are represented.

The Museum has 4 main building on the grounds as well as artifacts on the grounds:

  • The Schoolhouse - this is a reconstructed building based on the original Rolph SS#3 Schoolhouse which was located on the site. 

  • The Church - this church was originally located in the Rolphton Colony and was moved to the museum when the colony closed. 

  • The Log House - the building was reconstructed from an old 2 storey log home from the pontiac which was donated and then salvaged/dismantled. , moved and reconstructed by museum volunteers. The authentic Log House is fully furnished.

  • The Shed - this large shed built on the site to house farming and logging implements.

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STRAWBERRY SEASON: It was a perfect afternoon to enjoy some strawberry delights as Dagny, Jael and Janohah Stewart delivered delicious shortcake to guests at the annual Historical Society Strawberry Tea at the Schoolhouse Museum.



Upper Ottawa Valley Historical Cookbook
25th Anniversary Available

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