Explore Arts & Culture in Orillia

Once the home to many iconic Canadian artists – Group of Seven’s Franklin Carmichael, folk singer Gordon Lightfoot, and world-renowned sculptor Elizabeth Wyn Wood, just to name a few – Orillia has nurtured and celebrated its relationships with the arts for over a century. From Canada’s most iconic music event The Mariposa Folk Festival to […]

Discover the Art Tree Trail in Oro-Medonte

Dine. Shop. Explore. Art_Trees in Oro-Medonte The ‘Art Tree Trail’, a self-guided driving route encourages locals and visitors to explore Oro-Medonte and see the new public art on display across the Township. New Art_Trees are on display at local Oro-Medonte businesses including restaurants, boutique style shops, attractions, and public places. The Art Tree Trail is […]

War 1812 re-enactment

Royal Newfoundland Regiment/Glengarry Light Infantry War of 1812 Re-enactment Groups Quayle’s Brewery will be hosting members of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Glengarry Light Infantry War of 1812 re-enactment groups and will be demonstrating to the public 19th century military drill and musket firing. Demonstration begins at 7:30pm on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023, and following […]

Decoding Anne Lister: History’s First Modern Lesbian

Reviled and hidden away for decades because of the stories they contained, Anne Lister’s diaries and her life will be the focus of an exhibit opening this September at the Leacock Museum. Now famously known as history’s first modern lesbian and the focus of a popular TV show, Anne Lister meticulously captured the details of […]

Steeped in History Exhibit

The Orillia Museum of Art & History’s permanent collection is full of tea services and other tea-related items, so for this “Collection-Inspired Exhibition,” we chose the theme of teatime. Tea is a universal beverage that has infused itself into ceremonies and cultures around the world. It is also a diverse drink with different brews that […]