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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).

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2017 and April Speaker Series

The 59th Annual General Meeting of the Oshawa Historical Society will take place on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7pm.  It will be located at the McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Library (65 Bagot Street, Oshawa).

Below are items which will be included on the AGM agenda and will be voted on at the meeting:

The April Speaker Series will take place immediately after the Annual General Meeting.


Poster (Final) copySince 1957, the collection at the Oshawa Museum has grown in ways that may surprise our average visitor.  In celebration of our first 60 years, join Oshawa Museum Curator Melissa Cole as she shares highlights from our collection richest stories to tell, from our 1837 Rebellion Box to our largest artefacts, the historic homes.

The Oshawa Historical Society’s Annual General Meeting and April Speaker Series is taking place Tuesday, April 18 at 7PM. The Speaker Series will be held at the McLaughlin Branch of the Oshawa Public Library, 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.