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OMAH is featuring members, volunteers, donors, volunteers,and artists on the blog. This post's feature is Don Philips. Don is a member of OMAH's Sir Sam Society membership.


Pictured above: Canoe winner Gaile Webb with her husband, and artist Dave Beckett (right) 


From left to right: Fred Addis, Will Blakey, Ninette Gyorody, Eryn O'Neill, Jesse Batchelor, Ted Fullerton, Sarah Robinson, and Kelsey McGruer.



This year’s Bruce Bayne/Don Jenkins Invitational Croquet Tournament, held on September 8th, was a great success, raising over $3000 for the Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH).  

Charles Pachter and OMAH Executive Director Ninette Gyorody at Moose Factory of Orillia


The Orillia Museum of Art & History would like to extend a thank you to Charles Pachter for helping raise over $80,000 for the research and development of future exhibitions! 

Attendees at the Mariposa Gala

$20,000 raised in support of OMAH's programming for at-risk children and youth

We want to extend a special thank you to all of OMAH’s friends and sponsors who attended and supported The Mariposa Gala hosted at Lakehead University. Our marquee gala has raised over $20,000 which will be invested towards our programming to serve at-risk children and youth, providing them with the tools they need to thrive and succeed.


The Orillia Museum of Art & History has been named the 2018 recipient of the Ontario Society of Artists Cleeve Horne Purchase Award and used the award  to acquire two works by local artist Tanya Cunnington. 

The Mariposa Gala

We are proud to present The Mariposa Gala in support of Orillia Museum of Art & History’s children’s programs. Following the success of last year’s wine and cheese event, we will be joined again by sommelier and certified fromager Andre Derrick from Vineland Estates. He has chosen a wonderful selection Vinelands wines paired with fine Canadian cheeses featuring some of our local food purveyors to compliment the wine in the company of friends, colleagues and family.

2017 was a monumental year for Orillia and Canada as the two celebrated their sesquicentennial, but it was also a year that established growth for new and exciting endeavours at the Orillia Museum of Art & History. Here are just some of our highlights from the past 365 days.

The Simcoe County Barn Quilt Trail is a county-wide project partnering volunteers, artists, community groups, cultural institutions and barn owners. The goal of the project is to produce upwards of 150 Barn Quilts on 150 barns (up to 30 quilts per Cultural Institution) by the end of 2019. This project will support and celebrate local history and agricultural heritage and will expand awareness and appreciation of art by engaging all citizens of all ages.