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On behalf of the Arnprior and District Museum I would like to extend my most sincere thanks to everyone who helped and contributed to this project. They include but are not limited to:

Chris Latreille, Jonathan Bura, and Mike Artelle from the Algonquin College Applied Museum Studies program who provided primary research for the current Kenwood Mills exhibit and gave a strong base from which to begin.

Former employees Howard Ransom, Noreen and John Mellema, Tom Burnette, Dom Costello, Rita McCormick, Anita Robillard, and Cheryl Grenier provided invaluable information about their time as employees at Kenwood.

Bill Stevens, President and CEO of Crawley Films, Ltd., gave us access to original film footage of ‘The Town and the Mill’.

The Arnprior and McNab Braeside Archives and their digitized newspaper collections were crucial for the research on the textile industry. We would like especially to thank archivist Emma Carey who helped to compile information on the earliest of Arnprior’s textile manufacturers.

We are grateful to the owners, old and new, of the Kenwood Corporate Centre for giving us access to vitally important archival documents which brought to light a wealth of new information.

We are indebted to Dalilah Catterill and Justine Routhier for their translation, Adrienne Soucy for her overview of text, and Marie Maude Polychuck for her French revision.

The online project was developed with funding from the Digital Museums Canada investment program.

Most importantly this project could not have been completed without the contributions of our staff: Anita Brown, Elizabeth Richard, Justine Routhier, Sadie Badour and Dylan Bose. Special and sincere thanks to Emily Croft whose excellent research skills and dogged determination got this project done.

Janet Carlile


July 2022