The Importance of a Little Wicker Doll Set

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist In 1981, a collection of wicker doll toys were donated to the Oshawa Museum. The donation of a tiny rocking chair, a toy washstand, and a set of doll furniture certainly fit the collecting mandate of the Museum given that the Pankhurst family had been long time residents of Oshawa.  These … Continue reading “The Importance of a Little Wicker Doll Set”

Black History Month

Community Resources For more Black History resources and events, be sure to check out organizations such as Ontario Black History Society Durham Black History Month Celebration Amherstburg Freedom Museum Chatham-Kent Black Historical Society & Black Mecca Museum Guelph Black Heritage Society Online Lectures Recording of February 2021 Speaker Series: Slavery in Canada Video Podcasts Blog … Continue reading “Black History Month”

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”