MASSEY FAMILY HOME CHILDREN OF CANADA

MASSEY FAMILY HOME CHILDREN OF CANADA

MASSEY FAMILY HOME CHILDREN OF CANADA Albert (Bert) Scaife Massey – OMAH Collection By Fred Blair, OMAH History Committee In 1868, Anne Elizabeth Massey was born in Chelsea, London, England.  She was the daughter of George and Elizabeth Massey.  By 1891, the family...
Elmes Yelverton Steele and the Napoleonic Wars

Elmes Yelverton Steele and the Napoleonic Wars

By Fred Blair OMAH History Committee In 1798, Elmes Yelverton Steele joined the Royal Navy in England as an officer cadet.  In 1799, the British acquired intelligence that Napoleon had commissioned four Spanish vessels to transport over twelve million pounds sterling...
THE HISTORY OF OMAH’S CLOCKTOWER

THE HISTORY OF OMAH’S CLOCKTOWER

THE HISTORY OF OMAH’S CLOCKTOWER By Mary Ann Grant – OMAH History Committee What’s going on?? If you have been by OMAH recently you will have noticed the scaffolding installed on the building and the work underway. The Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building, specifically...
WENDY HUTCHINGS – TRIBUTE

WENDY HUTCHINGS – TRIBUTE

Wendy Hutchings – Tribute by Mary Ann Grant – OMAH History Committee The Orillia Museum of Art & History believes that it is important to acknowledge its supporters, those who have made a contribution to the culture of our community and to keeping our local...
Brief History of OTACO

Brief History of OTACO

R.W. Phelps was born on January 14, 1888 in Iowa. He ultimately graduated as an Industrial Engineer.  Early in his career he caught the attention of A.G. Bush who had a small company that manufactured one-cylinder engines that were used for farm and industrial...