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Champlain’s Astrolabe

Champlain’s Astrolabe is an online exhibit curated by Ryan Tolbalt, a 2013 Summer Student with The Arnprior & McNab/Braeside Archives. The photos curated for the exhibit come from the Charles Macnamara collection and tells the story of Macnamara’s interest in Samuel de Champlain as a naturalist in the Ottawa Valley.

This adaptation of Tolbalt’s exhibit comes in two parts. The first page shares a short history on Macnamara’s life. The second page provides a selection of images found in one of his scrapbooks, and his own commentary which accompanied them.

If you are interested in learning more about the Arnprior Archives or the Charles Macnamara collection for yourself, you can find them online at AMBA Archives .