ORILLIA MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY
TUESDAY – SATURDAY
11 AM – 4 PM
On Display Now
Featuring unique items handcrafted by local artisans, historical books and so much more!
By Fred Blair The “Historic Hawkestone” plaque, located at 375 11th Line South, Hawkestone, recorded that “Richard Hodges established a landing for settlers” on Lake Simcoe in the 1830s in the community that is now known as Hawkestone. However, land records indicate...
By Trish Crowe-Grande, OMAH History Committee Chair In December 2021, it was announced that Orillia would have a new elementary school in 2024 to address the quickly growing area of West Ridge. As Orillia’s population continues to grow, it is a good time to reflect...
By Dave Osborne, OMAH member It was 110 years ago this April 15 that the Titanic infamously sank. One of the survivors of that night had ties to Orillia and Simcoe County. Major Arthur Godfrey Peuchen was one of the First-Class passengers on the Titanic...
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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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11 AM - 4 PM
TUESDAY - SATURDAY
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.