Oshawa Historical Society 5th Annual Research Symposium – Local History, Local Discoveries

Guy House

Guy House, photography by Paul Howard

For the fifth year, the Oshawa Historical Society is inviting you to a night celebrating research and local heritage at our Annual Research SymposiumPatty Davis, of the Costume People will discuss the reproduction of the World War I Nursing Sister’s uniform, and guests can view the costume and its intricate details.

In addition, Oshawa Community Museum staff will share the story of Guy House, the third house that comprises the Museum complex.  With a rich history and many different residents, the history of Guy House was thoroughly researched and we are delighted to share this story.  The latest publication, If This House Could Talk: The Story of Guy House will be available for purchase during the evening.

The Oshawa Historical Society’s November Speaker Series is taking place November 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.

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Speaker Series Review – Inside the Museums

October saw another successful Speaker Series, when we welcomed author John Goddard, discussing his latest publication Inside the Museums: Toronto’s Heritage Sites and Their Most Prized Objects.  It was a great night learning about the heritage sites in Toronto that tell the city’s history, about those who resided in the historic houses, and about the treasures that can be found within.

Many thanks to John Goddard for speaking to the Society and to the members who attended.  We hope it has inspired those to visit the fantastic museums found in Toronto.

Membership co-ordinator Lisa Terech addressing the crowd

Membership co-ordinator Lisa Terech addressing the crowd

Author John Goddard discussing the Toronto Museums

Author John Goddard discussing the Toronto Museums

Goddard addressing the crowd

Goddard addressing the crowd

Author John Goddard and his publication, Inside the Museums

Author John Goddard and his publication, Inside the Museums

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October Speaker Series – Inside the Museums

Spadina House Museum, one of the 10 City of Toronto Museums

Spadina House Museum, one of the 10 City of Toronto Museums

Ten houses, complexes, and inns make up the network of City of Toronto Museums, each one telling a different part of the history of Canada’s largest City.  Please join the Oshawa Historical Society for October’s Speaker Series when we welcome author John Goddard sharing his latest publication, Inside the Museums: Toronto’s Heritage Sites and Their Most Prized Objects.  It is said that every object has a story to tell, and Goddard sets out to chronicle these stories.

The Oshawa Historical Society’s October Speaker Series is taking place October 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 a preview of the topic, watch this video: Inside The Museums

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Speaker Series Review – The CCM Story

Thank you to the OHS Members and the community members in attendance of last night’s Speaker Series!  Many thanks as well to author John McKenty who shared the story of Canada Cycle and Motor, or CCM, who for over 80 years were a lead manufacturer of bicycles and ice skates.  Many in attendance grew up with either CCM bikes or skates, a nostalgic lookback at a company who were a part of our childhoods!

John McKenty answering questions from our audience

John McKenty answering questions from our audience

John McKenty with his publication, Canada Cycle and Motor: The CCM Story

John McKenty with his publication, Canada Cycle and Motor: The CCM Story

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September 2014 Will Bring Two New Exhibits to the OCM

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September Speaker Series – The CCM Story

977041522-2There was a time when every child rode a CCM bike and skated on CCM skates. Founded in 1899, the CCM had a rocky start, but after buying an American rival it flourished as a company and the Oshawa Historical Society is inviting you to learn more about the Canada Cycle & Motor Company. Please join us for September’s Speaker Series when we welcome John McKenty, author of Canada Cycle & Motor: The CCM Story, who will share the story of a Canada’s iconic brand, CCM.

The Oshawa Historical Society’s September Speaker Series is taking place September 16 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.

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Guy House Photo Contest – And the winner is…

Thank you to everyone who submitted entries into the Guy House Photography Contest.  We received 35 entries, and they were judged in early July by OCM Executive Director Laura Suchan, OCM Curator Melissa Cole, OCM Archivist Jennifer Weymark, and OCM Visitor Experience Co-ordinator Jillian Passmore.

 

We are pleased to announce that Mr. Paul Howard was the overall winner of the contest, and Mr. Howard will receive a colour copy of the publication If This House Could Talk: The Story of Guy House when it is released in late Fall 2014.  Mr. Howard will also receive mention in the Fall edition of Historical Happenings, a $50 honorarium and a complimentary 1 year membership to the Oshawa Historical Society.  Congratulations Mr. Howard!

Guy House

Guy House, May 2014

 

Honourable mentions are made to Linda Bazowsky, Paul James,  and Don Wotton. They will also receive mention in Fall’s Historical Happenings.

Guy House, Linda Bazowsky

Guy House, Linda Bazowsky

Guy House, Paul James

Guy House, Paul James

Guy House, Don Wotton

Guy House, Don Wotton

We plan on exhibiting the top photographs from all three Houses Photography Contests that have been held over the past three years inside Guy House in Fall 2014. Thank you again to all those who submitted photographs, and we are looking forward to seeing you in Fall!

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