Franklin Carmichael

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Happy 131st Birthday, Franklin Carmichael for May 4th, 2021. Fellow Orillians are on a quest to learn more about you.

Carmichael was a Renaissance man: husband, father, teacher, philosopher, artist in oil, watercolour and graphite, designer of book jackets, illustrator of books, expert at traditional printing methods, leading edge technician in mechanized printing, concert musician playing bassoon, cello and flute and founder of Canadian art movements.

Franklin Carmichael

The OMAH collection is a treasure trove of artifacts, oftengenerously donated by those who recognize their importance to local history. These gems teach us about our past and individuals who played a part in it.