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).

September Speaker Series: Parkwood at 100

File206-A975.8.7Since 1917, Parkwood Estate National Historic Site has seen a number of changes, from its start as a family home to Oshawa’s Auto Baron, Col. RS McLaughlin, to a museum presenting the McLaughlin story. It has also served as a backdrop to television shows and Hollywood films! The Oshawa Historical Society is excited to welcome Parkwood curator Samantha George to our September Speaker Series where she will share the story of Parkwood and its 100 year history.

The Oshawa Historical Society’s September Speaker Series is taking place Tuesday, September 19 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.