Student Museum Musings – Adam

By Adam A., Archives Assistant Student   Hello reader. I am Adam, the third summer student working at the Oshawa Museum. This is my first summer as an employee here; however I am very familiar with the museum as I have been a somewhat regular volunteer since 2016. Despite this I am still enjoying many … Continue reading “Student Museum Musings – Adam”

The Host Files: The Coming of the Oshawa GO Station

By Adam A., Visitor Host Everyday, thousands of people get up and in one way or another make their way over to the Oshawa GO Station. The overwhelming majority of these people are heading into Toronto. Oshawa stands as the eastern terminus for the GO train’s Lakeshore East Line. However, this only became the case … Continue reading “The Host Files: The Coming of the Oshawa GO Station”

Discover Historic Oshawa

By Lisa Terech, Community Engagement The OM has developed a number of virtual exhibitions throughout the years – you can find them listed under the ‘Online Resources‘ tab at the top of our blog. Last summer, we were excited to launch Discover Historic Oshawa, an interactive mapping site, plotting places of interest in our community. … Continue reading “Discover Historic Oshawa”

Oshawa and Electric Rail

By Adam A., Summer Student Hello once again! While working of the Discover Historic Oshawa website I learned many new details about the city. One particularly surprising detail being that the City of Oshawa has a surprisingly long history with electric rail. The Oshawa Railway, incorporated in 1887, used electricity to power its street cars … Continue reading “Oshawa and Electric Rail”

Student Museum Musings – Tour-less no longer

By Adam A., Summer Student Hello! I am Adam, you may recall me from previous years’ summer student musings. This year I am the Summer Heritage Gardener, which naturally means that I am working on creating entries for one of the museum’s web projects. All joking aside I do work in the gardens on Fridays, … Continue reading “Student Museum Musings – Tour-less no longer”