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About durhamregionareaarchivesgroup

DRAAG is the professional group for archives and repositories of the local history of Durham Region and surrounding areas.

Online Heritage Collections at the Oshawa Public Libraries

By Nicole Adams, Local History and Genealogy Librarian at the Oshawa Public Library Exploring history from home has never been easier. We have been building our online collections for years and are always looking for new ways to engage the … Continue reading

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Connecting the Past with the Future

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist at the Oshawa Museum What a surreal time we are currently living through. In the not to distant future, historians will study this time and those of us who collect history can help those future historians … Continue reading

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Archives Awareness Week 2020

Social distancing and self-isolation mean that Archives Awareness Week celebrations will look a little different this year.  DRAAG thought this would be a great time to celebrate archives online and the many ways we can still access archival records and … Continue reading

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Who Was John Baker?

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist – Oshawa Museum This article was originally posted on the Oshawa Museum Blog in honour of Black History Month, January 25, 2019. John Baker is an important part of Oshawa’s history, even thought it is entirely … Continue reading

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General Motors of Canada – Oshawa

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist, Oshawa Museum This month marks the end of an industrial era in Oshawa. By the end of day on Friday, December 20, 2019 the last vehicle will have rolled off the assembly line at General Motors. … Continue reading

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Christmas Wishes From Overseas

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist, Oshawa MuseumThis article originally appeared in the Oshawa Express, Dec 21, 2011 In 2011, the archives acquired four Christmas cards sent from an Oshawa man serving overseas during WWII. Pte. Earl Hann was overseas serving as a … Continue reading

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Jack Humphreys – The Story of a Veteran of Two Wars

Written by Jennifer Weymark – Archivist, Oshawa Museum Jack Humphreys was born on September 15, 1879 in Newton, North Wales. For many who lived in Oshawa in the late 1970s, Humphreys was known as one of Oshawa’s oldest citizens. Each … Continue reading

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