Online Resources

The Oshawa Museum offers a wide variety of online resources and exhibits.

Online Exhibits:

Industry in Oshawa

Industry In Oshawa: A look at the industries that have called our city home through the years


Letter from the Trenches

Letters from the Trenches: Discover the story of Private William Garrow and his experiences of World War I through the letters he sent home to his loved ones. Learn about his tragic death at the Battle of Mount Sorrel.


Archaeology in Oshawa

Archaeology in Oshawa: Looks at five archaeological sites in Oshawa and the discoveries made at each.


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COVID-19 in Oshawa:  A new, ongoing project, documenting the effects of the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic as it happens.  Members of the community share their stories, while OM staff provide their perspectives on how our daily operations have been impacted and adapted, all the while illustrating the importance of ensuring that this time in history is documented and preserved for future generations.


Lakeview Park – Celebrating 100: Our online exhibit celebrating the 100+ year history of Oshawa’s Lakeview Park. This exhibit looks at the long history of the park and the land through a series of articles; it is updated regularly so check back frequently!


Discover Historic Oshawa: This interactive mapping website features sites from our past and present and using info and photos from the archives to tell their story.


Olive French

The Olive French Manuscript: In 1967, community member Olive French sought to write the history of Oshawa’s schools and education system. Her unpublished manuscript was donated to the archives and then made available online.


Online Resources:

Oshawa Museum’s Online Database

Oshawa’s Historical Newspaper Collection