The Renewal of our Lake Country Rotary Research Room

Here at OMAH, we are ringing in the new year with a lot of new updates in our Collections and Research department. We are very fortunate to have so many incredible volunteers and contract staff  that work on projects to keep Orillia and Area’s history preserved. Our volunteers and staff  have been busy with many research requests lately, including helping Colonel Robert Douglas of the Grey & Simcoe Foresters Regimental Museum.  The research request was brought to OMAH by Donald Macdonald and they are developing a display that will include archival materials on Sir Sam Steele.  In order to meet the demands of the many research inquiries, we have been working on revitalizing our Lake Country Rotary Research Room which will make it easier for our visitors, members, volunteers and staff, to access and use. 
Research inquiries range from family history requests to artifact research for personal use. Our research volunteers conduct 1 on 1 research sessions and provide digitization and printing services.  They also provide invaluable research for collections and exhibitions related projects.  Their experience and time is extremely valuable to us.  To help sustain their contributions and to further enhance the Lake Country Rotary Research Room, OMAH is updating their research fees
We have made it easier to contact staff with inquiries through an online request form, accessible on our Research page. This new method of inquiry will make it much easier for our members, visitors, and researchers to access our collection. 
We are looking forward to seeing and sharing research projects that come our way in 2020!