Announcing the 2015 OMAH History Awards

The Orillia Museum of Art & History and the History Committee are pleased to announce the 2015 OMAH History Awards.  Four awards are offered bi-annually starting in 2015, for historic research or heritage presentation in Orillia and area.  Orillia and area includes:  the City of Orillia, the Townships of Ramara, Severn, and Oro-Medonte. There will be up to four awards and up two recipients in each category.

Categories include: History Awards for Research, Publications and/or Educationthere are two categories in this section, as follows:

General History – recognizes someone whose scholarly research results in a publication that will expand the permanent public record of history knowledge and/or someone whose communication or teaching skills inspire greater public awareness of, and interest in history, over the last five years.

Lifetime Achievement  – recognizing someone who has contributed to Orillia and area history over many years which represents a lasting, historic legacy.


History Awards for Preservation of Heritage  - there are two categories as follows:

General Heritage Preservation - recognizes someone for compiling a significant group of artifacts, and repairing or restoring them to represent the original conditions.

Historic Reconstruction – recognizes someone whose re-creation of a historic interior structure or landscape brings to life the material environment of an earlier time.

Judges Recognition – honourable mention to people who are not eligible for an award, but who contribute over and above to promote/preserve Orillia and area history, i.e., employee of local institutions who go above and beyond their line of duty.  No prize. No award.


Please click below to download Nomination Package (available in .docx & .pdf):

File OMAH-HistoryAwards2015 Nomination Package.docx

File OMAH-HistoryAwards2015 Nomination Package_0.pdf


Nominations must be received at the Museum by – 4:00 p.m. Monday, September 14, 2015

Please deliver the completed Nomination Package to:


30 Peter Street South, Orillia, Ontario, L3V 5A9

Tel:    705-326-2159    

Media Contact: Daphne Mainprize –