Music and Mocktails at the Museum

Music and Mocktails at the Museum

OMAH is hosting a unique new event that will bring emerging musicians to the museum for an evening of live entertainment and refreshing mocktails developed by mixologist and museum assistant Mikenna Richardson.  Music and Mocktails kicks off on Thursday, September 29,...
HODGES’ LANDING: A BRIEF HISTORY

HODGES’ LANDING: A BRIEF HISTORY

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...
EARLY EDUCATION IN ORILLIA

EARLY EDUCATION IN ORILLIA

EARLY EDUCATION IN ORILLIA 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...
The Rev. Richard Greene’s Electric Car

The Rev. Richard Greene’s Electric Car

The Rev. Richard Greene’s Electric Car By Fred Blair The Rev. Canon Richard W.E. Greene served in Orillia for twenty-three years. An inductee in the Orillia Hall of Fame, he made an indelible mark on our community, making it richer due to his passion and...