ORILLIA MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY
TUESDAY 11AM – 4PM
WEDNESDAY 11AM – 4PM
THURSDAY 11AM – 7PM
FRIDAY 11AM – 4PM
SATURDAY 11AM – 4PM
EXTENDED HOURS: THURSDAY NIGHTS UNTIL 7 PM
On Display Now
Featuring unique items handcrafted by local artisans, historical books and so much more!
CHIEF YELLOWHEAD’S JUSTICE IN 1832
Indians and Canoe at Coldwater River, 1844, Titus Hibbert Ware (Toronto Public Library)By Fred Blair, OMAH History Committee member and Family Historian This is a story of an accidental killing in 1832, an unsatisfactory trial verdict, and how Chief William Yellowhead...
THE DAVENPORT BROTHERS
By Fred Blair, OMAH History Committee member and Family Historian About 1810, 20-year-old Benjamin Davenport, his younger brother William, and William’s wife Sarah arrived in Upper Canada (Ontario) as former Black slaves. William was born in Virginia about 1792 and...
THE ORILLIA WINTER CARNIVAL – A HISTORY
By P. (Trish) Crowe-Grande, Chair: OMAH History CommitteeWinter weather can bring short, bone-chilling days and long, dark nights with the sun setting much too early. For many of us, it can be challenging to find engaging activities that don’t involve bingeing an...
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Art at the Hospice
OMAH and the Mariposa House Hospice have launched a partnership program “Art at the Hospice”
Various local artists have generously provided their art to be displayed in the hospice. Residents, family members, friends, volunteers, and staff are now able to enjoy the addition of these colourful pieces which enhances the comfortable, homelike atmosphere at the hospice. Each of these original works of art are available to be purchased with a tax receipt going to the artist for their donation.
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TUESDAY: 11 AM - 4 PM
WEDNESDAY: 11 AM - 4 PM
THURSDAY: 11 AM - 7 PM
FRIDAY: 11 AM - 4 PM
SATURDAY: 11 AM - 4 PM
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. We respect and observe the long and enduring presence of Indigenous Peoples – First Nations, Metis and Inuit – on this land. Their teachings and stewardship, culture and way of life have shaped our City’s unique identity.
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.