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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).

February Speaker Series – To Cast a Reflection

Cast Reflect CoverIn 2013, the OM received an amazing donation, hundreds of papers relating to Elder Thomas Henry, whose house makes up one third of the Oshawa Museum. The letters in this collection provide valuable insight into the Henry Family and the world around them. Archivist Jennifer Weymark will share memorable stories, all of which culminated in the book To Cast a Reflection: The Henry Family in their own words.
The Oshawa Historical Society’s February Speaker Series is taking place Tuesday, February 19 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.