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Recipients and nominees were celebrated at the 2017 OMAH History Awards Gala on Thursday, November 9, 2017. 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. Congratulations to all involved in this year's awards presentation. 

 

General Heritage Preservation

Recipient: ALDA McMAHON 

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What is Sir Sam's Society?


Purchase a Sir Sam's Society membership for $365 and enjoy all the regular benefits of OMAH’s couple membership program, plus invitations to special VIP events, a $300 tax receipt, and an annual art loan party. Already an OMAH member? You can easily upgrade your membership to the Sir Sam's Society level. 

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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!
 

OMAH Executive Director Ninette Gyorody with Sue Mulcahy
 
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 more you give, the more chances OMAH has to win $10,000!

 

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.

2017 Annual General Meeting

Thursday June 22, 2017, 6PM

OMAH, Upper Gallery

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.

 

Ontario150, Orillia Museum of Art & History, The Couchiching Conservancy

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.

Festival of Banners 2017



 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.