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Lest We Forget – Profiling Alfred Hind

By Lisa Terech, Community Engagement Coordinator – Oshawa Museum This article has been edited from what originally appeared on the Oshawa Museum Blog.  There are two Veteran’s Plots in Oshawa’s Union Cemetery: World War I and World War II.  Looking … Continue reading

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The Tale of Two Brothers

By: Jennifer Weymark, Archivist – Oshawa Museum The Andrews family has been a research focus of mine since 2011.  The history of the family helps to tell an under researched and overlooked aspect of Oshawa’s early history, the history of … Continue reading

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Dead Man’s Penny – Memorial Death Plaque

By: Laura Suchan and Jennifer Weymark This article has been edited from what originally appeared in the AGS Quarterly The Government of Canada has designated the period 2014-2020 as the official commemoration period of the World Wars and of the brave … Continue reading

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Archives Awareness Week 2018

The first week of April is celebrated as Archives Awareness Week in Ontario. For Archives Awareness Week 2018, DRAAG is hosting an Open House of the beautiful Campus Library and Archives at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) … Continue reading

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This Month’s Header

The image comes from the archival collection of the Oshawa Museum.  The photograph is of the first overseas draft of the 2nd Depot Battalion, 2nd Central Ontario Regiment. A Depot Battalion were created to train later recruits and draftees who … Continue reading

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Pre-Conference Symposium

Registration Now Open For the “Series Symposium” AAO Pre-Conference Event Date: Tuesday April 25, 2017 Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Location: City of Toronto Archives (255 Spadina Road – near Dupont subway station) Coffee/tea and lunch will be provided! The … Continue reading

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Ajax Archives – 1967

The development of the Town of Ajax can be directly tied to World War II and the location of Defence Industries Limited (DIL), the largest shell filling plant in the British Commonwealth. Given that the town did not exist in … Continue reading

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