The Lake Country Rotary Research Room is home to many accessible pieces of our collection. In the Research Room, visitors may access a variety of publications specific to the Orillia area, or as general as national history. The Research Room has a variety of newspaper clippings covering a broad range of subjects, as well as genealogy information for some of the most influential families in the Orillia area. Maps, photographs and the museum database are also accessible through the Research Room.

NEW: Visitors looking to research family genealogy can now access via the Orillia Museum of Art & History's subscription in our Research Room space. We encourage visitors to set up an appointment with one of our Research Volunteers for the use of this service.

It is recommended that visitors wishing to use the Research Room make an appointment to use the research facilities. The Orillia Museum of Art & History has dedicated volunteers who are trained to help with researching, and can guide visitors through the available collection. 

The Research Room is open Tuesday-Thursday 10am -4pm, however, appointments can be made for alternative times. It is recommended that visitors call ahead of time for the regular hours so that a volunteer can prepare for your arrival. 


The Research Room Offers The Following Services:

  • Photocopies
  • research requests which are completed by volunteers
  • independent research

*Please note that an annual membership to the museum entitles members to a 10% discount on photocopying charges*