August 29, 2024

 

everyone has a story: tales of a community 

Image of art by Ted Fullerton -The Serpents Egg -oil on canvas-wood

A row of female Bell telephone operators at Christmas sitting at their switchboards with Chief Operator, Dorothy Alexander looking on. 

2001.10.409 (courtesy of the Orillia Museum of Art & History collection)

Since the beginning of time, humans have been sharing their stories through imagery, writing, and sound. We think in stories, remember in stories, and turn just about everything we experience into a story. Stories are what shape our world. 

These are the stories of Orillia’s ordinary folk, the ones who are quietly making a difference, defining a community, and moving Sunshine City’s long and rich history forward.

This online project was developed with the support of the Digital Museums Canada investment program. Digital Museums Canada is managed by the Canadian Museum of History, with the financial support of the Government of Canada.

The Digital Museums Canada investment program helps build digital capacity in Canadian museums and heritage organizations and gives Canadians unique access to diverse stories and experiences.

OTHER EXHIBITIONS

INCLUSION: AT THE STACK GALLERY

INCLUSION: AT THE STACK GALLERY

PAWTRAITS

PAWTRAITS

REFLECTIONS OF OUR ROOTS

REFLECTIONS OF OUR ROOTS

THE TEENAGE ZEITGEIST: At the Stack Gallery

THE TEENAGE ZEITGEIST: At the Stack Gallery

BACKRA BLUID | STACEY TYRELL

BACKRA BLUID | STACEY TYRELL

SYBIL

SYBIL

27TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S DAY INTERNATIONAL ART SHOW

27TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S DAY INTERNATIONAL ART SHOW

THE PROCESS INFORMS ME | JEANETTE LUCHESE

THE PROCESS INFORMS ME | JEANETTE LUCHESE

REGENT PARK PUBLIC SCHOOL GRADE 6/7 GARDEN DESIGN PROGRAM

REGENT PARK PUBLIC SCHOOL GRADE 6/7 GARDEN DESIGN PROGRAM

EVERYONE HAS A STORY: TALES OF A COMMUNITY

EVERYONE HAS A STORY: TALES OF A COMMUNITY

TRADITION TRANSFORMED

TRADITION TRANSFORMED

TEACHERS AND THEIR ENDURING IMPACT | JOSE SALAS

TEACHERS AND THEIR ENDURING IMPACT | JOSE SALAS

OWL PEN REVISITED | GILLIAN LOWRY

OWL PEN REVISITED | GILLIAN LOWRY

ROBYN RENNIE: SEEING BEYOND

ROBYN RENNIE: SEEING BEYOND

Grant’s Legacy: Capturing Orillia’s History on Film

Grant’s Legacy: Capturing Orillia’s History on Film

WRITING IN THE ROOM: ORILLIA’S LITERARY LEGACY

WRITING IN THE ROOM: ORILLIA’S LITERARY LEGACY

FRIENDSHIP REDISCOVERED

FRIENDSHIP REDISCOVERED

A COLLECTION INSPIRED EXHIBITION: A CLOSE UP ON CARMICHAEL

A COLLECTION INSPIRED EXHIBITION: A CLOSE UP ON CARMICHAEL

50 YEARS OF MARIPOSA ARTS THEATRE

50 YEARS OF MARIPOSA ARTS THEATRE

STEEPED IN HISTORY

STEEPED IN HISTORY

JENNIFER ZARDO: HOME SWEET HOME

JENNIFER ZARDO: HOME SWEET HOME

TED FULLERTON: THE SERPENT’S EGG

TED FULLERTON: THE SERPENT’S EGG

TRADITION TRANSFORMED

TRADITION TRANSFORMED

HOMAGE by Donald Stuart

HOMAGE by Donald Stuart

ELIZABETH WYN WOOD

ELIZABETH WYN WOOD

26TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ART SHOW

26TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ART SHOW

RENEWAL: At the Stack Gallery

RENEWAL: At the Stack Gallery

BEYOND THE FENCE: Christine Mack and David Hill

BEYOND THE FENCE: Christine Mack and David Hill

GREAT TAIT: The True Story of Orillia’s First Millionaire

GREAT TAIT: The True Story of Orillia’s First Millionaire

THE MACKINAW JACKET: A Canadian Folk Costume

THE MACKINAW JACKET: A Canadian Folk Costume

VIEWS OF ORILLIA

VIEWS OF ORILLIA

THE MAN WHO COULD FLY; THE GIRL WHO FLIES IN HER DREAMS BY SYLVIA TESORI

THE MAN WHO COULD FLY; THE GIRL WHO FLIES IN HER DREAMS BY SYLVIA TESORI

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

EYEING MEDUSA: Amanta Scott

EYEING MEDUSA: Amanta Scott

EYEING OMAH’S COLLECTION

EYEING OMAH’S COLLECTION

BURNER HERZOG: Gary Blundell and Victoria Ward

BURNER HERZOG: Gary Blundell and Victoria Ward

CONVERSATIONS: 150th Anniversary of the Ontario Society of Artists

CONVERSATIONS: 150th Anniversary of the Ontario Society of Artists

ORILLIA SOLDIERS’ MEMORIAL HOSPITAL POP-UP EXHIBIT

ORILLIA SOLDIERS’ MEMORIAL HOSPITAL POP-UP EXHIBIT

RETURN TO SENDER

RETURN TO SENDER

25th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ART SHOW

25th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ART SHOW

REFLECTIONS OF OURSELVES

REFLECTIONS OF OURSELVES

AMY BAGSHAW: ART INTERRUPTIONS

AMY BAGSHAW: ART INTERRUPTIONS

FROM MARBLES TO MINECRAFT: A CENTURY OF CHILDHOOD

FROM MARBLES TO MINECRAFT: A CENTURY OF CHILDHOOD

COLOUR WITH A U

COLOUR WITH A U

GOT THE TIME?

GOT THE TIME?

JILL PRICE: UNFURLED

JILL PRICE: UNFURLED

WILL MCGARVEY: STICKS AND STONES

WILL MCGARVEY: STICKS AND STONES

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

AT RISK: TRACEY LAWKO

AT RISK: TRACEY LAWKO

SHE SHOOTS, SHE SCORES

SHE SHOOTS, SHE SCORES

VIEWS FROM A CANOE

VIEWS FROM A CANOE

THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN ORILLIA

THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE IN ORILLIA

WELCOME HOME TO ORILLIA

WELCOME HOME TO ORILLIA

D. AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: WE ARE STILL HERE!

D. AHSÉN:NASE DOUGLAS: WE ARE STILL HERE!

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

CARMICHAEL CANADIAN LANDSCAPE EXHIBITION: TRADITION TRANSFORMED

DYING MATTERS:REFLECTIONS OF GROWTH THROUGH GRIEF

DYING MATTERS:REFLECTIONS OF GROWTH THROUGH GRIEF

SUMMER ON THE LAKE

SUMMER ON THE LAKE

THE HISTORY OF ORILLIA IN 50 ARTEFACTS

THE HISTORY OF ORILLIA IN 50 ARTEFACTS

THE ORILLIA POLICE AND THE SIR SAMUEL STEELE MEMORIAL BUILDING

THE ORILLIA POLICE AND THE SIR SAMUEL STEELE MEMORIAL BUILDING