Welcome Home to Orillia

Orillia Museum of Art & History 30 Peter Street South, Orillia, Ontario

In our upcoming exhibit, “Welcome Home to Orillia,” we interviewed eleven individuals from six continents who immigrated to Orillia to ask them these questions.  Their incredible stories of resilience and courage in the face of changing circumstances will be displayed at OMAH, alongside some of the objects they chose to bring with them.  Come visit the museum to learn about the amazing stories of people living right here in our community.  “Welcome Home to Orillia,” coming soon to OMAH.


Eco-Art with Parklane Landscapes

We have teamed up again with the team of Parklane Landscapes  to bring you eight sessions of eco-art programmes starting this fall.  In this family based program, both children and guardians will learn about plants and planting, biodiversity, sustainable garden design, pollination, and the watershed through unique art projects, seed planting and games.  Eco-Art runs on the first Tuesday of each month until June, December excluded.   All family members are welcome, pricing is based per child.   

This program is open to children ages 4-12 and requires guardian participation.  

Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed

This is OMAH’s 20th year hosting this juried exhibition that honours the legacy of Group of Seven member, Franklin Carmichael, who was born in Orillia in 1890. This year, Jurors Martha Reeve; Art Advisor and Deborah Farquharson; Interdisciplinary Artist, had the very tough task of sifting through submissions by almost 400 incredibly talented artists of all mediums from across Canada. After weeks of careful consideration the jury has selected 54 pieces from 53 artists. Tradition Transformed marks the ever-changing landscape in the artist’s mind, fulfilling the Group of Seven’s aim to create a uniquely Canadian identity. Introducing the artists of the 2021/2022 Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed.


Orillia Museum of Art & History 30 Peter Street South, Orillia, Ontario

November 5, 2021 - April 16, 2022We Are Still HereD. Ahsén:nase Douglas is a Kanien'kehá:ka (Mohawk) painter, children's story book author, educator and urban NDN with roots in Kahnawà:ke Mohawk […]

Got the Time?

Saturday, November 6, 2021 - Saturday, April 14, 2022Got the Time?An exhibition all about clocks, clock-making and how Orillians have kept the time throughout our city’s history.  Come see some […]


PA Day Camp @ OMAH

Wondering what to do with the kids during their PA Days this year?  OMAH has the answer!  We will be offering full-day camps at the museum which include art projects, history activities, and of course, time to explore the museum’s exhibits.

Pottery Workshop with Rock Paper Poison

Join ceramic artist Bethany Scott for this “midday-make”, pottery painting workshop. Participants will each paint one supplied raw ceramic bowl while learning various underglazing techniques. After the workshop, Bethany will fire your bowl in her kiln. OMAH will contact you as soon as your one-of-a-kind bowl is ready to be picked up. All materials and light refreshments included.


On November 24, 2021, we will come together once again to celebrate the best and brightest from the sector, either virtually or in person.



Wednesday and Friday evenings from 5-7pm.  December 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22. You deserve a night out.  Why not bring your family, friends or loved ones to OMAH […]



Craft-ernoons 1PM - 3PM  Every Friday afternoon between December 3rd and December 18th, stop in to OMAH to enjoy some holiday-themed crafts and activities with one of our amazing museum […]