New Exhibitions at the Oshawa Community Museum

This summer, there are two very exciting exhibits at the Oshawa Museum, both telling two different, yet fascinating stories from Oshawa’s past.

First, journey back to the days when train tracks ran through Oshawa’s downtown.  For over 65 years, the Oshawa Railway operated passenger and freight lines through our city, and Tales from the Tracks: The Oshawa Street Railway explores its history.  Learn about the streetcars that carried people around town, and the businesses that were supported by the freight service.  There’s even a place for kids to colour and dress-up like conductors, and wave to ‘passers-by’ from the caboose!

Thank you to our exhibit sponsors Port Oshawa Authority, Suchan-McQuaid Financial, and VIA Rail.

Tales from the Tracks: The Oshawa Street Railway

Tales from the Tracks: The Oshawa Street Railway

While in Robinson House, see how stories of Oshawa are woven into quilts in our second exhibit, Common Threads: Stories from our Quilt Collection.  Many of our quilts have a story to tell, one just needs to look closely.  We are highlighting exceptional textiles from our collection, chosen for their design, their history, or their aesthetics, and this exhibit is on display in both Robinson and Henry Houses.

Common Threads: Stories from our Quilt Collection

Common Threads: Stories from our Quilt Collection

The Oshawa Community Museum is located in Oshawa’s beautiful Lakeview Park.  During July and August, our tours run Monday to Friday, 9am-4pm, and on weekends from 12-4pm.  If you have questions, please call the Museum at 905-436-7624.

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