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).

October Speaker Series: A History of CLOCA and CLOCA in Our Community

c29f7a63-8d9b-4181-815d-26b712e1ea1bCLOCA, the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority, has been in our community since 1958.  Their roles and responsibilities are varied, advancing watershed health through engagement, science and conservation.  On October 15, the Oshawa Historical Society is excited to welcome Chris Jones, Director of Planning and Regulation for CLOCA, who will present a history of CLOCA and CLOCA in our community.

The Oshawa Historical Society’s October Speaker Series is taking place Tuesday, October 15 at 7PM. The Speaker Series will be held at the Arts Resource Centre, located at 45 Queen Street, Oshawa. Admission to the Oshawa Historical Society Speaker Series is $3 or FREE for members of the Oshawa Historical Society.