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.

February 2023 Local History Speaker Series- Club Carib: Our First 50 Years

Club Carib of Oshawa Inc. was founded in January 1966, providing a social medium through which Oshawa’s Caribbean population could meet and share common interest and develop a harmonious relationship. For 57 years, the club has thrived and offered experiences, such as the Sounds of Steel and Caribbean dancing, for the community to enjoy. Join members of Club Carib as they share the first 50 years of their history.

The Local History Speaker Series is taking place Tuesday, February 21 at 6PM. The Speaker Series will be held at the McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Libraries, in the lower level auditorium, located at 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa.

The Local History Speaker Series is an event presented in partnership between the Oshawa Historical Society and the Oshawa Public Libraries.

Please note: The location and time of the Speaker Series is new for 2023. The location is the McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Libraries, starting at 6pm.