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).

The Oshawa Museum is situated on the traditional territory and treaty lands of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. Our work on these lands acknowledges the signatory communities of the Williams Treaties, as well as the Mississauga Nation and other members of the broader Indigenous community, for their resilience, and their longstanding contributions to the area now known as the Durham region.

Notice of 64th Annual Meeting

Please note: This post will be continually updated with relevant information and links regarding the AM.

The 64th Annual Meeting (AM) of the Oshawa Historical Society (OHS) will take place on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 at 7pm. The Annual Meeting will take place at the Arts Resource Centre, 45 Queen Street, Oshawa, in the auditorium. The AM will be for OHS members in good standing; members of the public are welcome to attend.

Following the AM, we are hosting our latest Speaker Series, where the Oshawa Museum’s Lisa Terech will present Stories from Oshawa’s Cemeteries