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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).

The 2018 Speaker Series Season has Wrapped Up

Thank you to all who attended our successful 2018 Speaker Series season, and thank you to our wonderful speakers.  We were excited to host a variety of lectures on topics such as Ontario’s Dance Halls and Pavilions, Canadians and the Civil War, the Ontario Archives and Lights, Cameras, Archives, and the Sharon Temple.  Looking locally, we hosted talks about Thomas Henry’s memoirs, Community Health in the 20th Century, the Henry House Archaeological Excavations, and 150 Years of Oshawa Fire Services.

The first half of 2019 is planned and available for review on our Speaker Series Page.  See you in the new year!