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The Oshawa Historical Society was founded in 1957 and is an affiliate of the Ontario Historical Society. The purpose of the Oshawa Historical Society is to bring together those individuals interested in the diverse historical aspects of Oshawa and to research, record, retain, preserve, and present historical information pertaining to the Oshawa area.

This website provides information on the Oshawa Historical Society, its  historyMembership information, and the latest updates on our Speaker Series.

The Oshawa Historical Society also manages the Oshawa Museum, located in Oshawa’s beautiful Lakeview Park.  Joining the Oshawa Historical Society is the best way to experience the Oshawa Museum. Membership is an affordable way to stay connected, and by joining you will become a partner in preserving local heritage.

For information on how to join, please contact the Membership Co-ordinator at
membership@oshawamuseum.org or 905-436-7624 (106).

A Wrap on the 2017 Speaker Series Season!

Thank you to all who attended our successful 2017 Speaker Series season, and thank you to our wonderful speakers.  We were excited to host a variety of lectures on topics from Canada 150, Tom Thomson, the Mississaugas of Scugog Island, and Women’s Suffrage in Ontario.  Looking locally, we were thrilled to welcome The RMG, Parkwood, and author Paul Arculus.

The first half of 2018 is planned and available for review on our Speaker Series Page.  See you in the new year!