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Join the Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) for the Speakeasy. Celebrate the roaring 2020’s with this fundraiser supporting children and youth programs.

Join the Orillia Museum of Art & History for a double reception of two new exhibitions, “At Risk” by Tracey Lawko and The 24th Annual International Women’s Day Art Show: On The Edge. The reception will be held on Saturday, February 8 from 1-3 pm.

 
Drop into the Orillia Museum of Art & History on Fibre Fun Day on Sunday, February 2nd, 1-4pm! This is a celebration of fibre art featuring two exhibitions, vendors, and demonstrations! Try your hand at weaving, design your own quilt and make a pom pom at our fun activity stations.
 
On March 31, The Canadian Women’s Hockey League (CWHL) announced that the league would be discontinuing operations on May 1, 2019.
 
Liz Knox played in the CWHL for 8 years.

 
Here at OMAH, we are ringing in the new year with a lot of new updates in our Collections and Research department. We are very fortunate to have so many incredible volunteers and contract staff  that work on projects to keep Orillia and Area’s history preserved.
 
As 2019 comes to a close, we at The Orillia Museum of Art & History wanted to take a minute to reflect on everything that has been accomplished this year.
 
OMAH celebrated the holidays on December 6th, 2019 with "Drawliday Festival", a fundraiser that will help us with upgrades to the Dorothy Macdonald Creative Studio to improve on our delivery of programmes for children and youth.
 
Before the Drawliday Festival occured, we already had over 500 students
Although Group of Seven artist Franklin Carmichael was born and buried in Orillia, we actually know very little about the time he spent here. That’s why OMAH is producing this three-part series of posts on his life in our city titled History Mystery: Franklin Carmichael.
 
T'is the season for shopping, and more importantly, shopping local! 
 
There are so many reasons why you should support local shops: 
 
1. When you purchase from a locally owned business, more money is kept in the community.
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