REFLECTIONS OF OURSELVES

Reflections of Ourselves is a collaborative art project which celebrates the rich diversity of Canadians. Conceived as a genealogical maple tree, the installation explores the question “Who are we?” Dual lenses of cultural heritage and material culture are expressed through textile traditions and contemporary techniques. Leaves created by Indigenous, settler and immigrant Canadians in honour of their cultural heritage hang from the branches. The tree is a metaphor that places humans in the context of the earth’s natural environment. It is a representation of our human community where differences in human culture are like the variations of individual leaves on a tree.

Summer on the Lake

In our upcoming exhibit, “Summer on the Lake” we’ll be displaying a selection of artefacts from our collection that symbolize some of Orillia’s most famous features, the lakes.  From fishing at the Narrows to rowing races, from waterskiing to swimming to dancing at the Pav, Orillians have been enjoying their time at the lake for hundreds of years.  We’re going to celebrate those favourite summertime experiences in our exhibit, coming this summer.

THE HISTORY OF ORILLIA IN 50 ARTEFACTS

In this exhibition, OMAH and our local history community attempt to tell a complete history of Orillia through 50 artefacts from the museum collection.  Each object represents an event, person […]

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GANGS, GUNS AND GROG

This summer OMAH’s popular guided downtown walking tour returns. Gangs, Guns and Grog is themed around Orillia in the 1870s, a time in which there was a licensed pub for […]

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HISTORICAL ORILLIA: A GUIDED WALKING TOUR

On Friday nights, OMAH will be running guided, history walking tours all around the downtown.  Join your guide for a fascinating excursion through the Orillia of the past as we […]

PA Day Camp

Monday, September 26, 2022   For ages 5 - 12   Are you looking for something to entertain the kids while they’re out of school this PA Day? Look no […]

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Music and Mocktails in 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 […]

En Plein Air with Juliana Hawke

Wednesday October 5, 10am-3pmOMAH is kicking off its fall Midday-Make workshops with a special class hosted by Juliana Hawke.  A plein air artwork is one that was made outside, on […]

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Music and Mocktails in 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 […]