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).

September Speaker Series – Sharon Temple and the Children of Peace


Sharon Temple c. 1860; from Sharon Temple Facebook page

Constructed between 1825 and 1832 by the “Children of Peace,” the Sharon Temple has changed and evolved throughout the years, from a meeting place to raise funds for the poor, emphasizing the importance of charity, to its current life as museum and historic site. On September 18, join Megan Houston, Education and Outreach Co-ordinator for Sharon Temple National Historic Site as she discusses the history of Sharon Temple and the Children of Peace.

The Oshawa Historical Society’s September Speaker Series is taking place Tuesday, September 18 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.