50 Years of the Robinson House Museum

Today, October 25, marks Robinson House’s 50th birthday of being a museum! To celebrate this anniversary, we’re looking back at the history of this home. Robinson House is the youngest of our three museum buildings, constructed in the mid-1850s for members of the Robinson Family.  For many years, it was believed that the construction was … Continue reading “50 Years of the Robinson House Museum”

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”

60 Years of Volunteering, 60 Years of Giving

By Jill Passmore, Visitor Experience Co-ordinator Volunteers have been the driving force of the Oshawa Historical Society and the Oshawa Museum since their inception. The Oshawa and District Historical Society began when citizens of Oshawa became concerned about  preserving one of the historic homes in Lakeview Park.  They realized that in order to do this … Continue reading “60 Years of Volunteering, 60 Years of Giving”

Student Museum Musings – Helaina

By Helaina, Social Media Assistant Co-op Student Hey there! I’m Helaina, the afternoon co-operative student here at the Oshawa Museum until January 2015. I started not too long ago, but already I’ve been swept away with a whole bunch of information about Oshawa, and things that I never knew about. My first day I was … Continue reading “Student Museum Musings – Helaina”

Quilt Stories, Part IV

I wish I could say I had more of a history of this particular quilt, but unfortunately, its provenance is unknown to us.  I can, however, share the story of Cornelius Robinson and his family. Cornelius Robinson was the 9th child born to John and Ruth Robinson.  John and Ruth were from Staindrop, County Durham, … Continue reading “Quilt Stories, Part IV”