Pedal (and Run) for the Past!
The 6th annual Pedal for the Past bike ride will be held on Friday September 9th, 2016 at Sainte-Marie Among the Hurons near Midland.Learn More
Jail, Bail & Jazz
A day of syncopation, celebration and incarceration at the Orillia Museum of Art & History on Friday, September 30, 2016.Learn More
The Friends of The OPP Museum annual Heritage Award programme recognizes individuals for their non-fiction research and writing, that adds substantially to the knowledge and celebration of the Ontario Provincial Police. Know of someone whose work deserves to be recognized? We’d love to hear from you!Learn More
Henderson Restoration Project
Through the support of its generous donors, in particular the participants of the ‘Pedal for the Past’ bicycle ride; Friends of The OPP Museum is funding the conservation and restoration of the Museum’s 1931 Henderson motorcycle.Learn More
Temagami was the first vessel ever purchased by the OPP to patrol the waters of Ontario. Built in 1949 and named for the lake it patrolled, this Shepherd Runabout Deluxe Sedan comfortably carried 6 passengers and was capable of speeds up to 45 mph. Friends were thrilled to have assisted with the recent acquisition of this historic vessel, now returned to the OPP family and on display at GHQ in Orillia.Learn More
Friends have fun!
It takes hard work to create a successful organization, but it's also a lot of fun! Keeping history, culture and tradition alive can be an awesome experience!Learn More
Join us! You too can be a heritage hero!
Have you ever thought about what you can do to support OPP history? Become a Friends member today! Your annual membership fee helps in so many ways. Find out more here…Learn More
OPP Museum Educators’ Resource Book
Download a copy of the museum’s easy to use and easy to photocopy activity book that includes dozens of challenging and fun work sheets for kids from primary to senior grades, ideal for use by teachers, group leaders, and for use as hand outs at special events. Answer key, suggestions for extension activities and Ontario Curriculum links are included.Learn More
We need to honour, study and remember our past so we can better understand the OPP’s history. Our rich history provides
a foundation from which the OPP will continually evolve to meet the future demands of the policing profession.
I support the Friends of The OPP Museum and I am grateful for the important work they do.
- J.V.N. (Vince) Hawkes, O.P.P. Commissioner
OPP MUSEUM EDUCATORS’ RESOURCE BOOKDownload a copy of the Museum’s easy to use and easy to photocopy activity book that includes dozens of challenging and fun work sheets for kids from primary to senior grades, ideal for use by teachers, group leaders, and for use as hand outs at special events. Answer key, suggestions for extension activities and Ontario Curriculum links are included.
WE SUPPORT The OPP MuseumThe OPP Museum preserves and celebrates the history of the Ontario Provincial Police which dates back to its formation in 1909. The Museum is open Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30 (closed holidays)
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WHAT WE DOFriends of The OPP Museum is a volunteer registered charitable organization that is dedicated to supporting and promoting history of the Ontario Provincial Police and The OPP Museum through outreach, special events and fundraising activities.