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Coppsville/Clarksville aka Chalk River

The Upper Ottawa Valley is a greatly diverse area in terms of population and industry. Not too far from where the School House Museum is located resides the small town of Chalk River, a town synonymous with Canada’s nuclear industry thanks to its close proximity to the head office of Canadian Nuclear Laboratories located justContinue reading “Coppsville/Clarksville aka Chalk River”

Valley Carvers – Past & Present

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, fromContinue reading “Valley Carvers – Past & Present”

The “SWISHA” Project

With the help of the Virtual Museum of Canada, the School House Museum has been able to transfer one of our most famous exhibits to the web. The “SWISHA” Project centres around the 1940s construction by the Ontario Hydro Power Corporation of a major hydro power electric dam on the Ottawa River at Rapides DesContinue reading “The “SWISHA” Project”