This year's Bruce Bayne/Don Jenkins Invitational Croquet Tournament, held on September 16th, was a great success, raising over $2900 for the Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH). There were many new teams this year, including teams sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Orillia, Orillia Lion's Club, and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Congratulations to the 2017 champion, Al Parkes, playing for Team Bayne!
On Tuesday, June 27, the Orillia Museum of Art & History hosted an afternoon tea honouring one of Orillia's most remarkable women, Sue Mulcahy.
The Mulcahy family have been unwavering contributers to the Orillia Museum of Art & History since its inception and Sue continues to generously support our museum as well as many other organizations in Orillia.
The Orillia Museum of Art & History and the History Committee are pleased to announce the 2017 OMAH History Awards. These awards are offered biennially (starting in 2015), for historical research or heritage presentation involving Orillia and area. Orillia and area includes: Chippewas of Rama First Nation, City of Orillia, Townships of Ramara, Severn and Oro-Medonte. There are five categories with up to two recipients in each category.
In a continued celebration of Canada and Orillia's 150th anniversary throughout 2017, the Orillia Museum of Art & History is proud to present a unique opportunity for you to own a piece of history. We are honoured to be working with local artist, Tony Bianco, who is a skilled painter and has created over 50 designs for the Royal Canadian Mint, making each coin a work of art. In addition to offering the Orillia 150 Commemorative Coin, art prints of Tony Bianco's full design with the embedded coin are also available.
The Orillia Museum of Art & History wishes to extend the invitation to attend our 2017 Annual General Meeting. Nominations may be submitted to Liz Kernaghan, Chair and Nominations Committee, c/o the Executive Director's office and must be received before noon on May 28.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that OMAH has received $12,050 from the Province of Ontario for a partnership and legacy project with The Couchiching Conservancy. This project will celebrate Orillia's 150th by bringing awareness to ecologically significant land in Orillia.
The Orillia Museum of Art & History’s (OMAH) Festival of Banners has become a unique project that celebrates public art and community spirit. Since its inception in 2007 by Leslie Fournier, the heart of the festival has always been to enhance and beautify the core of our city in the most creative and appealing way possible.
As we wrap up 2016, we want to thank you all for your continued support and we want to take a moment to highlight some of the incredible activities that made 2016 so memorable at the Orillia Museum of Art & History.
On behalf of the Orillia Museum of Art & History, I want to thank all the SOMNIATIS II Wearable Art Show contributors and participants for their generosity and collaborative creative spirit. An event of this magnitude that galvanizes a community is something that we creatives can only dream of. It takes the sheer brilliance, determination, and no-holds-barred kind of attitude that can bring it all together. That epic foresight and fortitude and utter confidence came from the creative direction of Ruth Germain. Her energy and spirit inspired the multitude of creatives t