OMAH 2017 History Awards


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.

Categories include:

Historical Publications and/or Research -recognizing someone whose scholarly research and/or publication expands the permanent public record of historical knowledge and/or someone whose communication skills inspire great public awareness of, and interest in, history.

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

Historical Reconstruction- recognizing someone whose re-creation of an historic interior, structure or landscape brings to life the material environment of an earlier time.

Heritage Performances and Events- recognizing an individual or a group for a single or annual performance or event, which enhances our cultural heritage.

Lifetime Achievement- recognizing someone who has contributed to Orillia and area history over many years thus ensuring a lasting, historical legacy

Judges Sesquicentennial Recognition- honourable mention recognizing an individual or group who has contributed to preserving Orillia and area history in commemoration of the Sesquicentennial year.

Nominations are now closed.


OMAH's History Awards are generously sponsored by:

Georgian Bay Printers