Oshawa Museum

Since 1957, the archival collection at the Oshawa Museum has been acquiring and preserving for the public records that trace Oshawa’s rich history from its earliest settlement.

Our collection includes historical information on Oshawa, its families, businesses, social organizations and many other areas of interest.  Included in the collection are photographs, documents, maps, scrapbooks and other Oshawa related memoriabilia.

In addition to making Oshawa’s historical information available, our staff also provides lectures, presentations, conservation work and research assistance.

Specific Collections

  • §  Sons of Temperance Organization – Oshawa
  • §  Durham Electrical Maintenance Association
  • §  City of Oshawa Survey Department
  • §  Pedlar People Limited
  • §  Cedardale Public School
  • §  Thornton’s Corners Public School
  • §  Oshawa Fire Department

How to contact Archivist Jennifer Weymark:                                                                         Phone: 905-436-7624 ext. 100                                                                                                    Email: archivist@oshawamuseum.org                                                                                             Website: www.oshawamuseum.org

The archives is also working towards making the colletion available online.  Currently, over 500 items from the collection are available for viewing  online.

Hours:                                                                                                                                            Monday to Friday     8:00 am to 4pm.                                                                         Appointments are recomended by not necessary unless you would like to view the archival holdings outside of office hours.  Without and appointment, archival records can be viewed during the hours that the Oshawa Museum is open for tour.

Fee Schedule:    Effective October 4, 2011

User Fees: A fee of $5 will be charged when the archivist pulls any item from storage. This fee is waived for members of the Oshawa Historical Society, who are entitled to 2 free searches of the archives per year.

Photocopying Fee:                                                                                                                                $0.50/ per page for black & white                                                                                                      $0.80/ per page for colour

Digitization Fee:                                                                                                                             $5.00 for the first item                                                                                                                  Additional items:                                                                                                                             $1.00/ item 8 x 10 or less                                                                                                                $2.00/ oversized items

Research Fee:                                                                                                                                        $25/ hour for the archives staff to conduct research                                                                    A free quote will be provided prior to commencing research.

Shipping and Handling Fee:                                                                                                         $1.00/ handling fee                                                                                                                           Price of postage varies by weight and destination.

We reserve the right to refuse to copy materials that may be damaged in the process.

Reproduction of archival items will be made in accordance with the Copyright Law.  Items copied are to be used for the purposes of private study, scholarship or research.  It is up to the patron to determine copyright status and to contact the copyright holder if they wish to use the copies in a manner that does not fit the terms of “fair use”.

Location:                                                                                                                                                                                                     The archival collection at the Oshawa Museum is located at 1450 Simcoe Street South, in Lakeview Park, Oshawa.