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).

Oshawa Museum Closure Notice & OHS Updates

The health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and visitors is our top priority. We are committed to doing everything we can to protect those in our community, and as such, until further notice, we will be implementing a temporary closure of the Oshawa Museum.

Staff will be actively working behind the scenes, so please continue to follow, like, communicate and engage with us through social media, emails or by telephone.

Update 04/15/2020: Regarding the 2020 Annual General Meeting

The Oshawa Historical Society Board of Directors has passed a motion, moving the AGM from May 19, 2020 to September 15, 2020, in accordance with the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. Should the September 2020 date need to be revised due to the continuation of the Emergency Order or the closure of City facilities, it can be done so at a later date, and we will advise the membership as soon as possible.