Notice of 63rd Annual Meeting

Please note: This post will be continually updated with relevant information and links regarding the AM.

The 63rd Annual Meeting (AM) of the Oshawa Historical Society (OHS) will take place on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 7pm. Due to ongoing uncertainty with the COVID-19 pandemic and with social distancing rules in place, the OHS AM will be held virtually over Zoom. The AM will be for OHS members in good standing; members of the public will be able to view the AM via Facebook Live ( 

Instructions about how to participate by computer, smart device, or telephone will be provided after registration, along with the Annual Report.

Oshawa Historical Society Members: please RSVP by Friday, May 14 if you wish to attend the meeting to, leave a voicemail at (905) 436-7624 x 106, or register via Zoom (link to be added).

Following the AM, we are hosting our latest Speaker Series, where the Oshawa Museum’s Melissa Cole and Mia Vujcic will present Leaving Home, Finding Home in Oshawa

April Speaker Series – A Visit to Toronto’s First Post Office in 1834

It is difficult for our 21st century selves to contemplate a time when handwriting was the only means of sending a thought any distance. When Toronto incorporated as a City in 1834, it was already a bustling capital of just over 9000 inhabitants, most of whom were recent immigrants, having left family and friends across borders and oceans. But the new city was remote, and isolated. And if these residents wanted to communicate farther than shouting distance, there was only one way – by putting it in writing.

Join Zoé Delguste-Cincotta, Curator at Toronto’s First Post Office, for this illustrated presentation which will highlight the history of the postal service in the Town of York and the building and operation of the first Post Office in the city of Toronto.

The event is free to attend, but donations are kindly accepted (suggested $5/person)

April’s Speaker Series is taking place on Tuesday, April 20, at 7pm, via Zoom. Registration in advance is required.