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.

OHS Board of Directors Recruitment 2022-2023

Are you interested in history? Are you interested in being part of a community based organization?

The Oshawa Historical Society is looking to recruit volunteer board members for the 2022-2023 Board of Directors.  

The Oshawa Historical Society administers the Oshawa Museum as an external agency of the City of Oshawa.

Provide us with an opportunity to review your skills and experience to see if they are a match to our current needs.

For an expression of interest package please contact:

Laura Suchan, Executive Director
905-436-7624 ext. 104

The Oshawa Museum preserves and actively promotes awareness and appreciation of Oshawa’s history for the education, enrichment and enjoyment of a diverse audience.