ORILLIA MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY
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Featuring unique items handcrafted by local artisans, historical books and so much more!
By Mary Ann Grant, OMAH History CommitteeBackground – An important story to tell David Kennedy, President of the Copeland Forest Association asked Mary Ann Grant, OMAH History Committee member, if she would be interested in researching the history of Martinville, a...
By Mary Ann Grant Years ago, this writer became a collector of old-fashioned ornaments that fell out of favour with the advent of plastic. Whether antique, vintage or reproduction, they are precious for their beauty and unique design. They are not just the red...
By Mary Ann Grant The son of Aimee and Emile Gagnon came to Rathburn, Ontario (Monck Road) from Alberta as a boy. The family operated a small strawberry farm on the 12th Concession of Mara Township. A happy-go-lucky lad, Gagnon enjoyed joking with his siblings and...
OMAH is extremely grateful to receive funding from the provincial government during this recovery period as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funds will enable the museum to focus on planning and supporting more virtual programmes as well as enabling us to enhance online access to our collection and archives.
The Orillia Museum of Art & History is located on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg. The Anishinaabeg include the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy.
In acknowledging that we occupy colonized Indigenous territories, and out of respect for the rights of Indigenous people, we accept our collective responsibility to recognize our colonial histories as well as their present-day manifestations in order to honour, protect, and sustain this land.