Welcome to the Oshawa Historical Society!

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).

2017 Speaker Series Schedule

The schedule for the 2017 Speaker Series is available by visiting our Speaker Series page.  We have a great line up of speakers for the year, including Greg Klages, author of The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson, Linda Jansma of the RMG, local author Paul Arculus, and we’re starting the year with Oshawa Museum staff and Canada 150: An Oshawa Perspective.

Looking forward to seeing you in 2017!