Previous Year’s Speaker Series


Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we did not hold a Speaker Series in March, April, or May, and the Annual General Meeting, usually held in May, was moved to September. January 21 Jennifer Weymark, Oshawa Museum Letters from the Trenches: Oshawa’s WWI Soldiers February 18 Dr. Amy Barron, Clarington Museums Camp 30 September 15 – Via Zoom ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Rescheduled Lisa Terech, Oshawa Museum Lakeview Park at 100 October 20 – Via Zoom Lisa Terech, Oshawa Museum An Armchair Downtown Walking Tour November 17 – Via Zoom Sonya Jones, Robert McLaughlin Gallery The Stories Behind The Art


January 15 Sarah Ferencz, Whitby Archives Whitby’s First Postmaster, looking at history through a 21st century lens February 19 Jennifer Weymark, Oshawa Museum To Cast a Reflection: The Thomas Henry Correspondence Collection March 19 Ron Brown Canada’s World Wonders April 16 Myron Momryk Mike Starr of Oshawa May 21 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Melissa Cole, Oshawa Museum Introducing The Vintage Catwalk Patty Davis, The Costume People Dressing Mrs. Passmore September 17 Laura Suchan & Bill Eby The Hyams Brothers October 15 Chris Jones, Director of Planning and Regulation, Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) A History of CLOCA and CLOCA in Our Community November 19 Oshawa’s Heritage Partners Local History Panel: A conversation with the museums and heritage organizations in Oshawa


January 16 Laura Suchan, Oshawa Museum, and Stoney Kudel, OHS The Thomas Henry Memoirs February 20 Peter Young Let’s Dance: A Celebration of Ontario’s Dance Halls and Summer Dance Pavilions March 20 Mike McDonnell Canadians and the US Civil War April 17 Danielle Manning, Archives of Ontario Lights, Cameras, Archives May 15 OHS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Melissa Cole, Oshawa Museum Oshawa’s Medical History September 18 Megan Houston, Sharon Temple NHS A History of the Children of Peace and Sharon Temple October 16 Dr. Helen Haines, Trent University Department of Anthropology The Henry House Field School November 20 Oshawa Fire Services 150 Years of Oshawa Fire Services


January 17 Lisa Terech, Oshawa Museum Canada 150: An Oshawa Perspective February 21 Linda Jansma, The Robert McLaughlin Gallery The RMG at 50, Painters 11 and Contemporary Canadian Art March 21 Dave Mowat, Community Consultation Specialist, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation A History of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation April 18 OHS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Melissa Cole, Oshawa Museum Celebrating 60 Years of the Oshawa Historical Society May 16 Gregory Klages The Many Deaths of Tom Thomson September 19 Samantha George, Parkwood NHS 100 Years of Parkwood October 17 Paul Arculus Pine Grove Cemetery November 21 Dr. Alyson King, UOIT Women’s Right to Vote (100 Years of Women’s Suffrage in Ontario)


January 19 Sarah Coates Historical Re-enacting Special Presentation by Heritage Oshawa February 16 Lucy Maud Montgomery Society L.M. Montgomery and World War I March 15 Ontario Regiment Museum 150th Anniversary of the Ontario Regiment April 19 OHS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Melissa Cole, Curator Oshawa’s Masonic History May 17 Terry Boyle Discover Ontario September 20 Alessandra Cirelli, Robert McLaughlin Gallery & Melissa Cole, OM Prohibition in Oshawa October 18 Ron Brown Rails Across Canada November 15 George Sachs, Toronto Postcards Club Postcards 101


Jan 20 Samantha George, Parkwood NHS: Parkwood’s Greenhouse Conservation Feb 17 Elaine Lievaart, Ajax Public Library: Bomb Girls of DIL Mar 17 Melissa Cole, Curator: Reflections of Oshawa Apr 21 AGM – Alexander Gates, Canadian Automotive Museum: The Seven Rolls-Royce Limousines of the Canadian Automotive Museum May 19 Larry Cotton: Whiskey and Wickedness: Yonge Street – 100 Taverns in 100 Miles Sep 15 Laura Suchan and Melissa Cole, OCM: Oshawa’s Union Cemetery Oct 20 CANADIGM: Souterraine Impressions: Cave Carvings by Canadian Soldiers in WWI Nov 17: Dr. Deepa Kundur: Photography and the History of the Manipulated Image; Presented in partnership with The RMG


Feb 18 Charles Taws, Archivist, Clarington Museums: Camp 30 Mar 18 Ontario Regiment Museum: Oshawa and WWI Apr 22 AGM – Mark Osbaldeston: Unbuilt Toronto May 20 Ian Kinder: Empress of Ireland Sep 16 John McKenty: Canada Cycle and Motor Oct 21 John Goddard: Inside the Toronto Museums Nov 18: Research Symposium: Jennifer Weymark (Story of Guy House) / Patty Davis (The Nursing Sister’s Uniform)


Jan 15 Paul Arculus: Dr. Edwin Campbell Durant’s Right Hand Man Feb 19 Lisa Terech & Jennifer Weymark: Oshawa’s Black History: A Look Into A Family’s History Mar 19 Gary Bazowsky & Earl Wotton: Oshawa Regiment Museum Apr 16 Melissa Cole, OCM Curator: Oshawa’s Railways – Tales From the Tracks May 21 Grant Karcich: The Scugog Carrying Place Sep 17 Lorraine O’Donnell Williams: Memories of the Beach Oct 15 Ron Brown: Rails Across Ontario Nov 19 Research Symposium, Featuring: Oshawa Central Collegiate, Heritage Oshawa, Jennifer Weymark


Jan 17 Archaeological Services Inc: Don Jail Excavation Feb 21 Nancy Macleod: Victorian Medicine Show Mar 20 Ron Brown: Ghost Railways Apr 17 Melissa Cole, OCM Curator: History of Ship Building in Oshawa May 15 Edith George: Heritage Trees Sep 18 Dorothy Duncan: Life in Upper Canada, 1812-1814 Oct 23   Foundations for Building Sustainable Communities: Oshawa and the War of 1812 Nov 20 Research Symposium: OCM Staff: If This House Could Talk launch; Rewriting the History of Henry House


Jan 18 Darryl Withrow: 1837 Rebellion Memento Boxes Feb 15 Ron Brown: From Queenston to Kingston: The Hidden Heritage of Lake Ontario’s Shoreline Mar 15 Dorothy Duncan: Feasting and Fasting Apr 19 April Cullen: Adelaide House May 17 Melissa Cole: Oshawa’s Theatrical History Sep 20 Jillian Passmore: Early Education in Oshawa Oct 11 Sonya Jones:    Oshawa Leisure, 100 years ago Nov 15 Research Symposium: Lisa Terech (John Dickie and the Rebellion Boxes); Samantha George (Parkwood & Col. Sam)