Andrew Borland, War of 1812 Veteran

Andrew Borland, War of 1812 Veteran

Andrew Borland, War of 1812 Veteran By Fred Blair On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on the British.  Many recent American settlers in Upper Canada, like the Borlands, had to consider where their loyalties lay.  By law, all the males between 16 and 60 in...
Thomson Family: John Thomson

Thomson Family: John Thomson

By Trish Crowe-Grande, Chair OMAH History Committee The Thomsons, one of Orillia’s influential founding families, rose in prominence in the early days when lumbering was the big industry and dominated the commercial life of the community. Born in Scotland in 1831,...
Sue Mulcahy – 100 Years Young!

Sue Mulcahy – 100 Years Young!

  Happy Birthday Sue!   Lucille (Sue) Mulcahy, stalwart member of our community, turns 100 on March 14th! OMAH and Lakehead University join together to honour Sue and to celebrate her many accomplishments and contributions over those years, that have so enriched...