Celebrating 20 years serving Simcoe County and Surrounding Communities
In 1999, a transformative union took place in Orillia, one that created a unique local entity that has provided inspiration though the succeeding years for the arts, culture and home grown history. In that year, the Orillia Historical Society and the Sir Samuel Steele Art Gallery Foundation merge to create the Orillia Museum of Art & History. OMAH’s mission remains the same to inspire creativity and celebrate local history by expanding awareness of art and heritage in Orillia and the surrounding area. OMAH is the cultural hub for Orillia and Area and provides an essential service to our community. Together we make Culture and History matter.
Your Museum, Your Culture
OMAH continues to be the vibrant culture centre creating impact and revitalizing the community. OMAH is a repository of shared knowledge and artifacts that convey the history of Orillia and surrounding areas. These demonstrate the significance of the impact Orillia has made in terms of industry, technology, art history, geography and societal development. As we look forward OMAH continues to build a future that is expands our focus to enhancing our children, youth programing, accessibility and inclusivity.
OMAH in the News!
Orillia Matters News Article on OMAH @20 Birthday Celebration, published August 9, 2019
Orillia SUNonline News Article on OMAH @20 Birthday Celebration, published August 9, 2019
Orillia SUNonline News Article on OMAH @20 Exhibition, published January 30, 2019
Orillia Mayor Steve Clarke congratulates staff and supporters of the Orillia Museum of Art and History on the 20th anniversary of the founding of the museum.
Orillia Matters News Article on OMAH @20 Exhibition, published January 16, 2019
THANK YOU TO OUR DONORS