Find out what it's worth at OMAH!

August is Antiques Month at OMAH

Have you ever wondered if those old items tucked away in the basement or attic are worth anything? Want to find out? Head to OMAH this August with your antiques!

Inspired by the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, which has been on air since 1979, OMAH will have experts on hand to share their knowledge.  Will your item will be the next big discovery? Our team of experts will provide you will all the information you’ve always wanted to know. “What’s it Worth?” will take place at the Orillia Museum of Art & History, located at 30 Peter Street South in Orillia. OMAH is honoured to be joined by Julie Riches of Riches Appraisals & Consult (International Society of  Appraisers). Julie’s areas of expertise include: silver, art glass, porcelain, ceramics, bronzes, sculptures, furniture, coins, military items, and fine art. To find out more about Julie, visit her website at:

Themed evaluations will be conducted from 10:30am-3:30pm on Saturday, August 10, 17, and 24.

Saturday, August 10 is small treasures and heirlooms. Julie Riches will be joining us to evaluate your treasures. 

Planning a trip to Orillia for the 21st Annual Downtown Orillia Classic Car Show this summer? Bring your small treasures and heirlooms with you on Saturday, August 17 for evaluations. Joining Julie will be military collector Carl Black and local historian Marcel Rousseau. 

Saturday, August 24, as a complement to the incredibly popular event “Orillia Starry Night Studio and Gallery Tour”, evaluations will be conducted on art. 

Pre registration is open to OMAH Members, and general registration will be open August 1st. To guarantee your spot, please pre-register by dropping in at the museum or calling 705-326-2159. 

We will be posting the most interesting finds on our blog to show off the exciting treasures that will be brought in. 

Come to OMAH for What’s It Worth! We hope to see you and your collectables August 10, 17, and 24th! 


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