School House Colouring Page

The history of the main building of the School House Museum is extensive and incredibly interesting. Before the museum was ever thought of, the same plot of land used to occupy a school house. This relatively small building taught grades 1 – 8. The school house stopped operating as such in 1948. From there, theContinue reading “School House Colouring Page”

CP Rail Caboose Colouring Page

The CP Rail Caboose is a staple artifact at the School House Museum and one of the most eye-catching pieces when someone wanders onto the grounds. This caboose holds a lot of local history, as it was one of the last CP Rail Cabooses to ever pass through the old Chalk River Rail Station. BeforeContinue reading “CP Rail Caboose Colouring Page”

Cow Paddy Bingo

Friendly reminder that Cow Paddy Bingo is only a short while away! On September 20th on the back field of the School House Museum, players will have the opportunity to win up to $1150 in prize money. Tickets are still being sold in Deep River in front of Jan’s Valu-mart and Giant Tiger up untilContinue reading “Cow Paddy Bingo”

Make a Donation

The School House Museum is fortunate enough to be part of such a wonderful and supportive community that continues to send us charitable donations in these unprecedented times. Due to an incredibly generous grant donated by the Deep River and District Community Foundation, tours for the Summer 2020 season are all free of admission charge.Continue reading “Make a Donation”

Cow Paddy Treats

With our annual Cow Paddy Bingo just around the corner, we thought it’d be a fun idea to share some of our favourite recipes for cow patties with all of you. Don’t worry, these cow patties have no affiliation with the contents of a real cow paddy. Cow patties, in short, are cookies made toContinue reading “Cow Paddy Treats”

Let’s Paint Some Rocks!

The School House Museum is located in an area surrounded by nature. One of the museum’s biggest goals, other than helping you learn the history of the Upper Ottawa Valley, is to get its visitors in touch with nature and what better way to encourage that then through a fun and simple craft. Rock paintingContinue reading “Let’s Paint Some Rocks!”

The Virtual Museum – The School House

The School House Museum is proud to present the first installment in our virtual tour series. With many people choosing to stay home during this time, we decided to bring the musuem to you. Check out our entire virtual series for a glimpse into what the School House Museum has to offer! Remember if you’dContinue reading “The Virtual Museum – The School House”

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”