ORILLIA MUSEUM OF ART & HISTORY
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Tuesday – Saturday, 11 AM – 4 PM
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Featuring unique items handcrafted by local artisans, historical books and so much more!
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...
Trish Crowe-Grande It is that time of year when the leaves change colour, pumpkins and fall mums appear on porches and there is a crisp coolness in the air. If you have taken any walks in your local neighbourhood or drives around town, you may have noticed...
By Chris Johnstone OPP Museum Curator Robert George Beatty was born on July 18, 1904. At the age of 23, he decided to embark on a career in policing after his work as a Provincial Officer under the Ontario Temperance Act came to an end. He joined the OPP as a regular...
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.
Tuesday - Saturday: 11am – 4pm
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.