Welcome to the Oshawa Historical Society!

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 – Ron Brown Presents Rails Across Canada

Oshawa Junction, Cedardale, from the Oshawa Archives' Postcard Collection

Oshawa Junction, Cedardale, from the Oshawa Archives’ Postcard Collection

All aboard! Spend an evening journeying back to a time when the rail lines ruled the economy and the landscape. Please join the Oshawa Historical Society as we welcome favourite Historian Ron Brown, who will explore the Rails Across Canada, from the Atlantic, through Ontario, and out to the Western Rockies.  Learn about our country’s historic stations, railway museums, heritage train rides, historic bridges, and the rail lines that are still in operation and the ones that have long been forgotten.

The Oshawa Historical Society’s October Speaker Series is taking place Tuesday October 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.