Become a Corporate Donor

 The Orillia Museum of Art & History acts as the steward of the community’s art, history and culture by being actively engaged in the community and responsive to its needs.

Since opening our doors in 1999, OMAH has:

  • Collected and conserved objects that best illustrate the heritage of the City of Orillia and its surrounding area. To date, there are more than 17,000 objects in the collection.
  • Curated and facilitated contemporary art exhibitions based on specialized themes that are relevant to the community and contextualize our community within current social, cultural and political themes on a regional and national scale.
  • Curated thematic history-based exhibitions that are enriched through artefacts from the collection and by stories from the community.
  • Provided a variety of interactive learning experiences through interpretive programs related to exhibitions and through education programs designed for school-age children and youth.
  • Supported local artists and the artisan community to promote, display and market their work in our gift shop.
  • Provided community and area support and services with day camps for children, drop-in programs for families, volunteer opportunities and participation in community forums. Liaisons are formed with provincial, municipal and local cultural organizations to further the awareness, appreciation and
    enjoyment of art and history.
  • Acted as steward of The Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building, a cultural landmark in Orillia.

OMAH is an essential service to our community. Our job is to hold a mirror up to Orillia and area and to stimulate and guide discussions around culture. We make culture matter. Since we are not bound by a specific area of the town’s history or by a specific presentation format, we — more than any other institution in town — are equipped to reflect the full range of Orillia culture back to itself and to export that vision to other markets. OMAH inspires creativity and celebrates history.

As an OMAH corporate member and donor you are making an investment in OMAH and our community.


Become an OMAH Premium Business Member and receive all core museum membership benefits as well as:
• Eight membership cards for your employees
• Presence on select email blasts (we have more than 2,500 CASL-compliant email addresses).
• Presence on select social-media promotional campaigns
(We have nearly 100,000 Twitter impressions annually, and over 25,000 Facebook likes annually.
We have an exploding Instagram following.)
• Presence on our website, — where we have more than 14,000 unique visitors annually.

Choice of:
Sponsor an exhibit (logo inclusion on exhibition and related multi-platform marketing materials and private guided tour)
Loan of a work of art by a local artist for a year which includes a customized label.


Art based:
Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed
Dying Matters (in partnership with Hospice Orillia)
The Man Who Could Fly (artist: Sylvia Tesori)
Reflections of Ourselves
Ontario Society of Artists 150th Anniversary
History based:
Summer on the Lake
History of Photography
The Child
50 Artefacts About Orillia


30 Peter Street South
Orillia, ON L3V5A9
+1 (705) 326-2159


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Land Acknowledgement

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.