Engaging Volunteers at Home

By Dylan C., MMC Intern As a result of the pandemic, volunteers have not been able to return in person to the Oshawa Museum. By not being able to come into the museum, they lose the social aspect of their volunteer experience which is the biggest motivator for some.  The museum has been looking for … Continue reading “Engaging Volunteers at Home”

Researching Our Collections

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist In 2002, a donation arrived in the archives related to a gentleman by the name of Jack Humphreys.  At the time, what drew me to the collection were the images of Camp Samac, the Boy Scout camp located in north Oshawa. The images showed the camp during the 1940s from the … Continue reading “Researching Our Collections”

Black History Month

By Jill Passmore, Visitor Experience Co-ordinator This month I have had the privilege of visiting a number of schools and community groups to discuss Black History in Oshawa. My first lecture at an elementary school brought a profound realization from a few of the students. “I thought Black History Month was just about famous people,” … Continue reading “Black History Month”

The Tale of Two Brothers

By: Jennifer Weymark, Archivist This post originally appeared on the Durham Region Area Archives Group website 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 black settlement in the community. The … Continue reading “The Tale of Two Brothers”

Student Museum Musings – Summer Wrap Up

By Adam A., Lauren R., and Mia V. Hello once more! It’s not been long at all since my last blog, but unfortunately summer is coming to an end and with it my time here at the museum. With regards to the Pankhurst transcription I detailed last time; it now sits at around ten thousand … Continue reading “Student Museum Musings – Summer Wrap Up”