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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).

October Speaker Series: Henry House Archaeology Excavations

04 May 18 (17)On Tuesday, October 16, the Oshawa Historical Society is welcoming Dr. Helen Haines, Trent University Durham, for our popular Speaker Series.  She will be discussing the Henry House Archaeological Excavations, specifically the most recent dig in May 2018, what was learned about the Henry family, what artefacts were found, and why such excavations are important.

This month’s Speaker Series is in lead-up to International Archaeology Day, started by the Archaeology Institute of America as an opportunity for institutions to create and share Archaeology based programming.  International Archaeology Day is celebrated on the third Saturday of October; this year is it October 20.

The Oshawa Historical Society’s September Speaker Series is taking place Tuesday, October 16 at 7PM. The Speaker Series will be held at the Arts Resource Centre, located at 45 Queen Street, Oshawa. Admission to the Oshawa Historical Society Speaker Series is $3 or FREE for members of the Oshawa Historical Society.