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).

Notice of 61st Annual General Meeting

Please note: This post will be continually updated with relevant information and links regarding the AGM.

The 61st Annual General Meeting of the Oshawa Historical Society will take place on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7pm.  It will be located at the Arts Resource Centre (45 Queen Street) in the auditorium.


Nomination Report for the 2019-2020 Board of Directors

2019 AGM Agenda

2018 Annual Report

Following the AGM, we are hosting our May Speaker Series, where the Oshawa Museum’s Melissa Cole will be introducing our 2019 feature exhibit The Vintage Catwalk. As well, our costumer, Patty Davis, will present Dressing Mrs. Passmore, demonstrating what it took for a Victorian woman to get dressed!