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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 visi
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.
2.
 
 
Although Group of Seven artist Franklin Carmichael was born and buried in Orillia, very little is known about the time he spent here.

 

 
Although Group of Seven artist Franklin Carmichael was born and buried in Orillia, very little is known 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.
 
For many years, the Orillia & District Arts Council (ODAC) and Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) have recognized excellence within the cultural sector with separate awards nights for arts and heritage, respectively, but this is about to change.
 
Due to falling ice and snow, The City of Orillia has closed off our front entrance and the alleyway beside Tiffins Creative Centre. For your safety, we ask that you please use the back entrance to OMAH. The back entrance is located by the Mariposa Market parking lot on Colborne Street East.