Celebrating Henry House During COVID-19

By Melissa Cole, Curator While editing our latest issue of Historical Happenings (our quarterly newsletter for Oshawa Historical Society Members) which is dedicated to celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Henry House as a museum, I began to reflect on my time here at the museum.  My career at the Oshawa Museum started 20 years ago.  … Continue reading “Celebrating Henry House During COVID-19”

Celebrating 60 Years of the Henry House Museum

By Lisa Terech, Community Engagement It was fanfare and long lineups that met the official opening of the Henry House Museum on May 21, 1960. It was the opening of the first community museum in Oshawa, and it was the result of the hard work of the founding members of the Oshawa (and District) Historical … Continue reading “Celebrating 60 Years of the Henry House Museum”

Flashback Friday – Henry House Through the Years

By Lisa Terech, Community Engagement One of our commonly asked questions is about our houses and whether or not they were moved to Lakeview Park.  Visitors are often surprised to learn that the three museum buildings, Robinson House, Henry House, and Guy House, are still standing on their original foundations, or, simply put, they are … Continue reading “Flashback Friday – Henry House Through the Years”

Doors Open Oshawa: Behind the Scenes of Henry House

By Lisa Terech, Community Engagement I love the Doors Open weekend.  It is a great program that gives people in their community, or those visiting town, to visit buildings that might not otherwise be open, or it may give them a fresh perspective on a familiar site.  A number of years back, I visited Doors … Continue reading “Doors Open Oshawa: Behind the Scenes of Henry House”

Around Henry House – Our Paintings in the Study

By Lisa Terech: Youth Engagement/Programs and Digitization Assistant Throughout the summer, I have been slowly, but surely, working my way through Henry House, photographing and cataloging the artifacts on display in this heritage house.  The room being exhibited as Thomas Henry’s study was my second last room to complete, with some of my favourite artifacts … Continue reading “Around Henry House – Our Paintings in the Study”