November 2017

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The Simcoe County Barn Quilt Trail is a county-wide project partnering volunteers, artists, community groups, cultural institutions and barn owners. The goal of the project is to produce upwards of 150 Barn Quilts on 150 barns (up to 30 quilts per Cultural Institution) by the end of 2019. This project will support and celebrate local history and agricultural heritage and will expand awareness and appreciation of art by engaging all citizens of all ages.

The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) is pleased to announce the donation of an edition of serigraph prints, Six Figures in a Landscape.  The prints had been produced in 1980  from a transparency of the painting by Charles Pachter produced by the donor through serigraphie Benoit Pronovost Limitee.  The group of six individuals sitting on the ground depict a picnic at the artist's farm in Oro-Medonte in 1978.

Recipients and nominees were celebrated at the 2017 OMAH History Awards Gala on Thursday, November 9, 2017. These awards are offered biennially (starting in 2015), for historical research or heritage presentation involving Orillia and area.  Orillia and area includes: Chippewas of Rama First Nation, City of Orillia, Townships of Ramara, Severn and Oro-Medonte. Congratulations to all involved in this year's awards presentation. 


General Heritage Preservation

Recipient: ALDA McMAHON