Saturday, November 17, 2012

Carleton Place, Ontario

Carleton Place, incorporated as a town since 1890, has a population of about 9,800 inhabitants, and is located about 30 minutes west of Ottawa. The town contains three museums, and they are -

Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum This museum's collection includes archival papers of all kinds - land deeds, directories, maps, newspaper clippings, and genealogical materials. 

Please contact Jennifer at 613.253.7013 to arrange a research visit.

They also have a very active Facebook page at 

Canadian Veteran’s Hall of Valour Check out the portraits and mini-biographies of over 1,140 Canadian veterans.

The Moore House – Roy Brown Museum They have formed the Roy Brown Society and are establishing an avionics museum in Carleton Place. The facility will honour Capt Brown and 14 other Great War airmen from Carleton Place, showcasing the town’s considerable involvement in the history of Canadian flight.

World War I flying ace Roy Brown to be honoured in his hometown of Carleton Place Read about how Roy Brown shot down the infamous “Red Baron” (Manfred von Richthofen), and how a mural has been painted in his honour.

Roy Brown Mural in Carleton Place See the photos of the mural and hear an interview on the CBC website.

For more on Carleton Place, visit Mayor Wendy LeBlanc's website,