The Arnprior and District Museum is proud to announce the launch of “Unravelling the Yarn — The Textile Industry in Arnprior.”
“We invite you to share in Arnprior’s legacy and witness the growth of a town with the launch of a new virtual exhibit developed with funding from the Digital Museums Canada investment program,” reads a press release.
The textile manufacturing industry in Arnprior was established in the mid-19th century and, for 150 years, employed many of the town’s men and women.
“This digital exhibition looks at the industry’s importance to the town’s development, with a focus on Kenwood Mills as a progressive workplace that kept Arnprior going during the Great Depression,” reads the release.
The exhibit is available through the Digital Museums Canada website beginning on July 21. A link will be provided through the museum’s webpage at www.arnprior.ca/museum.
About the Arnprior and District Museum
Located in the Thomas Fuller Post Office building (c. 1898) with the distinctive clock tower in the heart of downtown Arnprior, the museum’s exhibits and collections offer a walk through Arnprior’s rich and colourful history.
The building was nearly demolished, but was saved through the foresight of David and Jessie Gillies, who offered it to the town for use as a museum and library as part of a centennial project in 1967.
About Digital Museums Canada
The Digital Museums Canada investment program helps build digital capacity in Canadian museums and heritage organizations and gives Canadians unique access to diverse stories and experiences. Digital Museums Canada is managed by the Canadian Museum of History, with the financial support of the Government of Canada.