While we were visiting Ontario’s Lake Country to celebrate my Baby Sister’s Bachelorette Party, we decided to get a little culture with the Orillia Museum of Art and History! Don’t laugh at me, I can be cultured too! Right? I can!
We had an amazing time visiting the Orillia Museum and we can not wait to go back! The people there are amazing, the art there is beautiful and the history of the building and it’s exhibition items are astounding! The Orillia Museum of Art and History is located downtown Orillia on 30 Peter Street South. So it was close to our other Downtown Orillia fun!
When we visited the Museum, they had the 19th International Woman’s Day Art Show: Eye to Eye running. The art was beautiful and inspiring on so many levels!
There were pieces from over a hundred artists from across Ontario featured. How many incredibly talented artists we have in Ontario, took my breath away.
The show runs from Saturday, February 14, 2015 to Saturday, May 2, 2015 so head on down and take a look for yourself now!
The building has an amazing history! Hearing stories and learning things about the building was extremely interesting. I would share it all with you but, instead I am just going to tell you that you have to visit to learn this all for yourself. Trust me, you will be happy I didn’t spoil it for you.
However, I can hint to you about some of the history of the building because at one point, we may have ended up in Jail… Now THAT’s a Bachelorette party.
Currently running at the Orillia Museum of Art and History is the World War Exhibit. At the exhibit you can view artifacts on display from local veterans and collectors.
It was amazing to see all the belongings on display and hear the stories behind them! I also found it really interesting that the museum is giving people a chance to share their experiences and thoughts on the war with the public. If you go in to the museum you can fill out your own page about what the war meant for you and they post it on the wall for people to read. It was really interesting to read stories from other people’s perspectives.
The World War Exhibition runs from Saturday, November 8, 2014 to Saturday, June 13, 2015 so go and check it out while you can!
The programs offered at the Orillia Museum of Art and History are extensive to say the least! I was happy to learn that they offer programs for Adults, Children, Families, Schools and so much more.
Not only did we get to walk around and check out the museum we also got to sit down with our friends and do some awesome Maple print art! We had an absolute blast and it gave us some insight into what the programs at the museum may be like!
The Gift Shop is super cute in the lobby of the Orillia Museum. Make sure you stop by when you visit!
We were so very lucky to be able to visit this amazing Museum! We had an amazing time. There are many events that you can participate in at the Orillia Museum of Art and History so make sure you check out their website to learn more!