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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).

Notice of 60th Annual General Meeting (Updated 04/17/18)

The 60th Annual General Meeting of the Oshawa Historical Society will take place on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 7pm.  It will be located at the Arts Resource Centre (45 Queen Street) in the auditorium.


Notice to the Membership:

With the Annual Meeting one month away, the Human Resources Committee presents the list of selected candidates for the Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 term;

Kori Booth,  Janet Dowson,  Stoney Kudel,  Keri Semenko, David Tonkin and Margaret Wilkinson.

Their agreement to continue serving on the Board is appreciated and they are recommended for next year.  Due to the number of candidates nominated (six), an election at the annual meeting is not required and those named shall be considered elected by acclamation.

The Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday May 15, 2018 at 7pm at the Arts Resource Centre (45 Queen Street).


The May Speaker Series will take place immediately after the Annual General Meeting.