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 2019 Speaker Series Season has Wrapped Up!

Thank you to all who attended our successful 2019 Speaker Series season, and thank you to our wonderful speakers.  We were excited to host a variety of lectures on topics such as Ron Brown and Canada’s World Wonders, Myron Momryk talking about Mike Starr of Oshawa, and the popular Dressing Mrs. Passmore.  Looking locally, we hosted talks about the history of CLOCA, Whitby’s first post-master, love, death and betrayal with the story of William Wells, and we hosted our first local history panel with all members of the local heritage community.

The first half of 2020 is planned and available for review on our Speaker Series Page.  See you in the new year!