Much of the history of the Upper Ottawa Valley’s history is recorded in the art and products past people have produced that have stood the test of time. One such example of tangible history is wood carving.
The woodcarvers of Renfrew County have earned national and international acclaim for works spanning a broad spectrum, from the finest wooden jewelry to the tallest totem pole in Ontario.
In Valley Carvers – Past & Present, the School House Museum, in collaboration with the Renfrew County Museum Network and generous members of our community, has put together a collection chronicling the lives and artistry of Renfrew County’s finest artists.
Explore the vast history represented in this exhibit online. Click here for the full virtual tour of Valley Carvers – Past & Present.
The Rolph, Buchanan, Wylie and McKay Historical Society would like to thank all who assisted in the creation of this project, including, but not limited to, carvers currently active, retired carvers, families of deceased carvers, members of the Renfrew County Museums Network, folk art collectors, and the local media.
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