The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) acts as the anchor for the significant and growing arts, local-history and cultural community in Orillia and surrounding area. The museum creates exhibits and programs that inspire the community to explore, experience and engage with art, local history and culture, as well support Orillia’s growing arts community by providing facilities for workshops, education, professional development in addition to providing grants, scholarships, bursaries and prizes to assist study and recognize merit in the arts and histo
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 operation.
Have you heard the news? Former Leacock Museum curator Fred Addis is being held in our basement cells and he is not happy about it. At the OMAH Speakeasy, you’ll get a chance to hear bootlegging stories from Fred Addis.
Volunteers bring life to a museum. They bring stories, adventures, experiences, and charm to the walls of our humble home. Here at OMAH, our volunteers are involved in all aspects of the museum. These volunteers thrive on the front desk with the hustle and bustle of the day to day.
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.
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.