The Oshawa Historical Society, along with the Oshawa Museum, runs exciting events throughout the year.

**We are endeavouring to keep this page up-to-date with the latest changes due to COVID-19. If you have questions about events or cancellations, please contact Lisa (

For a list of our Speaker Series dates and topics, please visit the Speaker Series page.

Upcoming Events 2022:

World War I and World War II Sections

Join the Oshawa Museum and Parkwood National Historic Site on Sunday, September 25 to tour through Oshawa’s largest cemetery, Union Cemetery. Join us as we tour through the World War I and World War II sections, sharing stories of local citizens who were active in the war efforts. The tours begin at 2pm at the front gates of Union Cemetery.

Cost: $5/person or free for members of the Oshawa Historical Society, Parkwood National Historic Site, and members of the Royal Canadian Legion.

Tour runs rain or shine!

It is recommended that participants park at the nearby Oshawa Civic Recreation Complex (99 Thornton Road South) as parking at Union Cemetery is very limited (5 minute walk)

Recurring Events

Sunday FUNday: LIVE

Our Sunday FUNdays are going virtual! Sunday FUNday LIVES are being livestreamed from the Oshawa Museum’s Facebook Page! Join us at 1pm on the first Sunday of the Month* for these topics:
*date/time subject to change

January 9 – Toys!

February 6 – Parlour Talk

March 6 – What is a Registrar (with Registrar Savannah)

April 3 – Read all about it! Newspapers

May 3 – May is Museum Month

June 5 – Introducing From Ship to Shore

July 3 – Best Regards… Letter writing Appreciation Week

August 7 – Carried Away with Carriages

September 4 – School Days

October 2 – Candlemaking

November 6 – Milk Stories

December 4 – Now Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding!

Tea & Talks from Home

On last Sunday of the month, join us on Zoom for afternoon tea.  All Tea & Talks from Home start at 1pm. Before the event, we will share a scone recipe for you to try while watching the lecture!

January 30 – Samantha George, Parkwood NHS – Revealing Adelaide McLaughlin

February 27 – Dan Buchanan – HMS Speedy: The Tragedy and Mystery of the Final Voyage

March 27 – Jill Passmore, OM Visitor Experience Coordinator – Postcards Then & Now

Virutal Tea & Talks on a break since March 2022