Local History Speaker Series

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The Local History Speaker Series is an event presented in partnership between the Oshawa Historical Society and the Oshawa Public Libraries. Each month, we join together to host entertaining and educational lectures that focus on the history of Oshawa and the surrounding area.

The Local History Speaker Series takes place at 6pm on the third Tuesday of the month at the McLaughlin Branch of the OPL in their lower level auditorium.*

*Subject to change 

2023 Meeting Dates

January 17, 2023
Nicole Adams, Local History Librarian, Oshawa Public Libraries
History of Oshawa’s Newspapers

February 21, 2023
Club Carib
A History of Club Carib: Our First 50 Years

March 21, 2023
Dan Buchanan
Murder in the Family: The Dr. King Story

April 18, 2023
Doris Cherkas & Irene Chromej-Johnston
Finally Finding Home in Oshawa

May 16, 2023
Melissa Cole, Curator, Oshawa Museum
Summer in the City

September 19, 2023
Dave Mowat, Chief, Alderville First Nations
The Williams Treaty

October 17, 2023
Ron Brown
Ontario’s Ghost Towns

November 21, 2023
Movie Night
Unarchived, a National Film Board of Canada documentary

Previous Year’s Speaker Series

With a strong knowledge of and passion for Oshawa’s history, Oshawa Museum staff would be happy to deliver a presentation to your historical society, special interest group, or service club.  Contact Lisa at 905-436-7624(x105), or membership[at]oshawamuseum[dot]org for more information.