World War II, prisoners of war, and the Battle of Bowmanville. When it began as a boys training school in the 1920s, it was considered to be the most progressive institution of its kind in Canada; World War II brought a new importance to school when it was used as Prisoner of War Camp 30, housing German prisoners of war captured by the Allies. On February 18, Charles Taws, Curator of the Clarington Museum and Archives, will delve into the history of Camp 30 and share the fascinating story of Bowmanville’s newest National Historic Site.
The Oshawa Historical Society’s February Speaker Series is taking place Tuesday, February 18 at 7PM. The meetings are held at the Oshawa Public Library, McLaughlin Branch Auditorium, located at 65 Bagot Street, Oshawa. Admission to the Oshawa Historical Society Speaker Series is $3 or FREE for members of the Oshawa Historical Society.