The Ontario 34th Regiment, outside of the Armouries, 1914
From the Oshawa Community Archives Collection
This year marks an important anniversary in world history: 100 years have passed since the outbreak of the World War I, ‘the War to end all Wars.’ On March 18, the Oshawa Historical Society is welcoming the Rod Henderson of the Ontario Regiment Museum who will discuss the Oshawa’s own 34th Ontario Regiment and their participation in the conflict.
The Oshawa Historical Society’s March Speaker Series is taking place Tuesday, March 18 at 7PM. The meetings are held at the Oshawa Public Library, McLaughlin Branch Auditorium, located at 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa. Admission to the Oshawa Historical Society Speaker Series is $3 or FREE for members of the Oshawa Historical Society.
For more info on the Ontario Regiment Museum, please visit: www.ontrmuseum.ca
What a way to start our 2014 Speaker Series! Thank you to everyone who attended February’s Speaker Series, where we welcomed Charles Taws, Curator of the Clarington Museum and Archives, who gave a fascinating talk on the history of Camp 30, a training school turned POW camp during World War II. The history that can be found in our own backyards is truly amazing.
For more information on our friends at the Clarington Museum and Archives, please be sure to visit their website for more information about their site, programs, and current exhibitions. Visit: www.claringtonmuseums.com
Charles Taws presenting on the history of Camp 30
World War II, prisoners of war, and the Battle of Bowmanville. When it began as a boys training school in the 1920s, it was considered to be the most progressive institution of its kind in Canada; World War II brought a new importance to school when it was used as Prisoner of War Camp 30, housing German prisoners of war captured by the Allies. On February 18, Charles Taws, Curator of the Clarington Museum and Archives, will delve into the history of Camp 30 and share the fascinating story of Bowmanville’s newest National Historic Site.
The Oshawa Historical Society’s February Speaker Series is taking place Tuesday, February 18 at 7PM. The meetings are held at the Oshawa Public Library, McLaughlin Branch Auditorium, located at 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa. Admission to the Oshawa Historical Society Speaker Series is $3 or FREE for members of the Oshawa Historical Society.
Head into the New Year with a trip back to the 1900s and discover what it would have been like to be a student and a teacher around the turn of the century in Canada. Join the Museum for a Victorian Tea & Lecture given by Fashion History Productions titled Making a Teacher: 1900s. This engaging lecture will explore school life during the early 1900s. Listen to the lecture while enjoying your low-tea, and afterwards, take a tour of the Museum.
To book your spot, please contact the Museum at 905-436-7624 x 106. Spots are limited, so call soon!
Due to the unfortunate flooding at the Oshawa Public Library, McLaughlin Branch, the January Speaker Series has been cancelled.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Should you have any questions, please contact the Oshawa Community Museum at 905-436-7624 x 106.
Robinson House; photographer: Don Wotton
Home to one of Oshawa’s earliest lakeshore pioneers, Robinson House has a long, and often debated, history. When was it built, was it ever a ‘tavern’, and who lived in this home? All of these questions will be answered at January’s Speaker Series as we welcome Oshawa Community Museum staff who will share the fascinating history of one of Oshawa’s most architecturally unique homes. This presentation will highlight the new research which was uncovered while writing If This House Could Talk: The Story of Robinson House, Book 2 of a 3 Book Series highlighting the history of the homes that comprise the Oshawa Community Museum.
The Oshawa Historical Society’s January Speaker Series is taking place Tuesday, January 21 at 7PM. The meetings are held at the Oshawa Public Library, McLaughlin Branch Auditorium, located at 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa. Admission to the Oshawa Historical Society Speaker Series is $3 or FREE for members of the Oshawa Historical Society.
For more information, please contact Lisa at 905-436-7624, ext. 106, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On a crisp winter’s night,
The 7th of December,
The Museum will light its lamps,
For a night to remember.
The Oshawa Community Museum is pleased to invite you to our Annual Lamplight Tour. Tour through the historic homes lit by oil lamps, stir up the Christmas pudding, and listen to carollers. Cider will be available to try and to buy, provided by our friends at Geissberger Farmhouse Cider.
The 2013 Annual Lamplight Tour is taking place on Saturday, December 7, from 6-8PM at the Oshawa Community Museum; 1450 Simcoe Street South, Lakeview Park. Regular tour rates apply, or free for Oshawa Historical Society Members.
For questions about the Lamplight Tour, please contact the museum at 905-436-7624 x 106.
We are looking forward to seeing you for this magical holiday evening.