Publications

These publications have been written and contributed by OMAH’s History Committee.  The committee publishes an article every two weeks in the “Muse News” which goes out to OMAH members. If you would like to see more content like this, become a member to receive one of the committee’s fascinating articles with your newsletter every two weeks. If you would like to get involved with the committee, reach out to the History Programming Coordinator.

Andrew Borland, War of 1812 Veteran

Andrew Borland, War of 1812 Veteran

By Fred Blair On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on the British.  Many recent American settlers in Upper Canada, like the Borlands, had to consider where their loyalties lay.  By law, all the males between 16 and 60 in the province were required to serve...

Thomson Family: John Thomson

Thomson Family: John Thomson

By Trish Crowe-Grande, Chair OMAH History CommitteeThe Thomsons, one of Orillia’s influential founding families, rose in prominence in the early days when lumbering was the big industry and dominated the commercial life of the community.Born in Scotland in 1831, John...

Sue Mulcahy – 100 Years Young!

Sue Mulcahy – 100 Years Young!

  Happy Birthday Sue!   Lucille (Sue) Mulcahy, stalwart member of our community, turns 100 on March 14th! OMAH and Lakehead University join together to honour Sue and to celebrate her many accomplishments and contributions over those years, that have so enriched...

Sir Sam Steele: Letters from the Past

Sir Sam Steele: Letters from the Past

Context is everything, particularly when judging historical figures such as Sir Sam Steele. The purpose of the following article is to inform and educate, and not to remark on commemoration or legacy. There are always new discoveries related to our local history....

Mazo de la Roche

Mazo de la Roche

History Committee member Trish Crowe-Grande wanted to explore the life of Mazo de la Roche and her Orillia connection and visited the Lake Country Rotary Research Room at OMAH to research more about this Canadian literary icon and Orillia Hall of Fame member. Click on...

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