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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).

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.

Speaker Series Summer 2021 Break

Thank you all for a successful start to our Virtual Speaker Series for 2021! From June to August, there is no planned Speaker Series; we will resume the programming on September 21, welcoming Nicole Adams, Local History Librarian, Oshawa Public Library, for a talk on Oshawa’s Guiding History. We plan on offering this talk over Zoom.

For more info on Oshawa Museum events, please check out our Events Page.

Did you miss any of our previous Speaker Series? When we were able to, we recorded the talks and made them available on our YouTube Channel.