The Former Townships

Rolph Township Rolph Township, along with McKay Township, is one of the oldest in the Upper Ottawa Valley. The township was founded in 1855 and named after the Honourable John Rolph, M.D, (pictured on left) widely renowned as the founder of the Toronto School of Medicine. Rolph was born in Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England in 1793Continue reading “The Former Townships”

Build Your Own Log House

The School House Museum showcases much of the Upper Ottawa Valley’s history, a large part of which depicts the ways of pioneer life. A prime example of such living on the School House grounds is our log house. The log house is filled to the brim with interesting artifacts about life in the 1800s, butContinue reading “Build Your Own Log House”