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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...

OMAH’s Response To COVID-19

OMAH’s Response To COVID-19

Dear Members, Supporters, Parents/Caregivers, and Volunteers: OMAH is planning and preparing to adjust programs and events over the next couple of weeks.  We will continue to send updates as needed on COVID-19 and its potential impact on our programs and hours of...

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The Orillia Museum of Art & History is located on the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg. The Anishinaabeg include the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatomi nations, collectively known as the Three Fires Confederacy.

In acknowledging that we occupy colonized Indigenous territories, and out of respect for the rights of Indigenous people, we accept our collective responsibility to recognize our colonial histories as well as their present-day manifestations in order to honour, protect, and sustain this land.