It’s the sweetest time of the year again! The Orillia Museum of Art & History is very excited to be involved for the third year with Ontario Lake Country's Tap Into Maple! Not only will OMAH have maple-themed Gift Shop items, but our Sunday Family Fun Drop In programming is about to get sugary sweet. Check out the schedule for our upcoming Drop In activities!
Festival of Banners 2015 Shore to Shore was a great success for both the Orillia Museum of Art and History and the city of Orillia and surrounding communities. Thank you to all of our generous sponsors that helped to make last year such a success, including Lakehead University that contributed greatly to making the event’s goals achievable. As we move forward, the Orillia Museum of Art and History is pleased to announce the return of Festival of Banners for 2016.
As another eventful year comes to a close it's time to look reflect on the past 12 months here at the museum. After looking back at all of OMAH's accomplishments this year, it was hard to pin down five defining moments, but we tried our best!
With much deliberation, here are OMAH's Top 5 Moments of 2015:
As another exciting year at the Orillia Museum of Art & History comes to a close, we want to thank all of you for your continued support this holiday season! Our dedicated team of volunteers help keep our museum operational and we appreciate the work that they do year-round. OMAH's generous donors and members also help us in creating opportunities for engaging programs, exhibitions and events.
This year’s Bruce Bayne/Don Jenkins Invitational Croquet Tournament, held on August 22nd, was a great success, raising over $2000 for the Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH). Teams returned from Champlain Seniors, St. Paul’s, OMAH staff and volunteers, The Brownstone, and the Y’s Guys joining new teams from City of Orillia senior staff and Mayor and Councillors.
Two ambitious exhibitions will further add to OMAH's and Orillia's reputations as cultural tourist destinations.
by Ninette Gyorody
Originally published in the July-August issue of OMAH's The Muse News
THIS SUMMER, the Orillia Museum of Art & History will be staging two of its most ambitious exhibitions to date - an art-based show titled Nation 2 Nation and a history-based show titled touch: Champlain at 400, both opening on Friday, June 26.
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.