The Rolph, Buchanan, Wylie and McKay Historical Society
35753 Hwy. 17,  RR#1, Deep River, Ontario,
Tel: (613) 584-2917 Email

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Museum Hours

How to get here

Tour our Museum online

Wee Bit of History
Part 1, Part 2

History In The New Millenium

Native Artifacts Collection

Membership Form

Our Virtual Museum Page

"Community Memories" Projects (CD copies available)

Community Links:

Town of Deep River

Town of Laurentian Hills

Townships of Head, Clara, Maria


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 Municipality of  Laurentian Hills , formerly the  four townships of Rolph Buchanan Wylie and McKay in the Upper Ottawa Valley. Lumbering is a major component but the Museum encompasses many facets of local history such as Hydro Electric and Nuclear Power development, railroads, pioneer farming, highway construction, life on and along the Ottawa River and home life. Social institutions, schools, churches, Scouting, Women's Institutes, etc are represented. The authentic Log House is fully furnished.

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Renfrew County Museum Network


Schoolhouse Museum Funday July 26 12-4

Newsletter 2015 – 2014 in Review  - New

Newsletter 2014 – 2013 in Review

Upper Ottawa Valley Historical Cookbook
25th Anniversary Available


School House Museum - New Exhibit 2010

The School House Museum has a new display. It consists of Indian artefacts that date as far back as 4000 years. The display belongs to Al Bancroft and Guy Lemire and is on loan to the Museum. [....More]






Hours & Admission
How to get here

Museum Open:

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


·         Adults - $5

·         Youth 8-17 - $3

·         Children under 8 - Free

2014 Events

Event Information





See past funday photos

Online History

"Community Memories"

 created by member of the Schoolhouse Museum and posted on the Virtual Museum of Canada (CD copies available)

Swisha Project -

Coppsville/Clarksville aka Chalk River

Valley Carvers Past and Present

Whispered History Project: The People of Buchanan Township




 A sample of our Collection at the Museum 
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Last updated: January , 2013

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