The Champlain Trails Museum was established in 1957. The museum promotes Pembroke's history from logging, to the development of industry, Indigenous heritage in the Ottawa Valley, and more.

The Murray Moore Hydro Museum is located in the original station of Pembroke's first diesel hydro generator. The museum still houses the generator, among other historical artefacts from the Pembroke Electric Light Company to the current Ottawa River Power Corporation. The Hydro Museum is free to visit.

The Pembroke Library has a local history collection that includes pamphlets, business directories, local history books, and more! The library also has microfilm copies of the Pembroke Daily Observer from the 1950s to the early 2000s

The Pembroke Facebook group "I'm from Pembroke Ontario, and I'm not ashamed to admit it on Facebook" is an online community for Pembroke residents to share stories, photos, memories, and more. This group is rich with history and an integral research aid for this project.

Plan For the Future

Incorporate new information, community input, research, and media

Develop Zotero Library of Pembroke History Resources

Optimize website responsiveness - make map page more mobile-friendly and optimize sound effects for mobile devices

Accesibility: make map and timelines Aria-navigable and tune CSS to different browsers


I am indebted to my supervisor, Shawn Graham. Shawn provided me round the clock guidance, resources, feedback, and technical aid.

I am grateful for the research aid and historical sources provided by the wonderful people of the Champlain Trails Museum and the Ottawa Valley Historical Society.

I would like to thank my wonderful Nana for helping me with research and filling in the narrative. Nana shared a number of other stories and family histories as this project came to fruition.

Lastly, I am indebted to the talent of my dear friend Daniel Kazandjian. Daniel produced the music for this site.

For Mom and Dad... Per Aspera.