Tag Archives: Oshawa Museum

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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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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This Months Header

This header comes to us from the Lowry Collection. This collection features a series of images taken in Oshawa’s Lakeview Park in the 1930s. The photographs provide researchers a glimpse into the activities at the park in the decade after … Continue reading

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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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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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Oshawa Museum – 1867 and 1967

This year marks the 150th Anniversary of Confederation. The year will be filled with celebrations, retrospection and imagining where this country will be in another 150 years. To begin the celebration, member institutions of DRAAG have looked through their holdings … Continue reading

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