Lake Country Rotary Research Room Launch

Research Room Launch


So good, it's criminal...

On Friday October 3, 2014 The Orillia Museum of Art & History and Lake Country Rotary were proud to announce the unveiling of our newly relocated Research Room. Housed in the Sir Sam Steele Memorial Building's infamous Jail Cells, visitors are surrounded by Orillia history and are offered excellent accessibility to OMAH's own archives. The generosity of Lake Country Rotary has gone far in helping sustain the Research Room and help it grow as we start the digitization of our resources.

Also announced was 'Jail, Bail & Jazz' coming to OMAH Feb. 6, 2015. This fundraising event will put our Jail Cells to good use by locking up some familiar faces and challenging everyone to bail them out! Who will be locked up? Who will make bail? Save the date to find out!

With the move of the Research Room, the previous first floor space is now home to the OMAH Lounge. The rich red walls invite visitors to stop and enjoy the creative atmosphere in this cultural hub.

Thank you to everyone who attended the event and if you didn't make it The Research Room is open Monday - Fridays, 10am-4pm, with research hours available by appointment. Collections Manager, Sheena Westcott-Sykes and our team of Volunteer Researchers encourage visitors to step back in time and learn more about Orillia and surrounding area's rich history.

Get out of Jail FREE Card

Get out of Jail FREE Card
Get Out Of Jail Free Card

Unveiling of Lake Country Research Room by OMAH Co-Chairs Mark Fletcher and Jane Sorensen