The Tale of Two Brothers

By: Jennifer Weymark, Archivist This post originally appeared on the Durham Region Area Archives Group website The Andrews family has been a research focus of mine since 2011.  The history of the family helps to tell an under researched and overlooked aspect of Oshawa’s early history, the history of black settlement in the community. The … Continue reading “The Tale of Two Brothers”

Student Museum Musings – Summer Wrap Up

By Adam A., Lauren R., and Mia V. Hello once more! It’s not been long at all since my last blog, but unfortunately summer is coming to an end and with it my time here at the museum. With regards to the Pankhurst transcription I detailed last time; it now sits at around ten thousand … Continue reading “Student Museum Musings – Summer Wrap Up”

Student Museum Musings -Transcription Tales

By Adam A., Archives Assistant Student Hello once more! It has been a little over a month since my last blog post, and I am now overdue to provide an update on my efforts. At this time I am a little over three thousand words into a new transcription project. As my previous transcription project … Continue reading “Student Museum Musings -Transcription Tales”

Ways the Oshawa Museum is Changing the Narrative

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist There is a saying that “history is written by the victor” and this is certainly true when it comes to Canadian history.  So much of our history, on a local, provincial and national level, is written from the perspective of European colonial settlers. This narrow focus has greatly impacted how museum … Continue reading “Ways the Oshawa Museum is Changing the Narrative”

The Importance of Continued Research

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist For a number of years, I have been undertaking research into early Black history in the Oshawa area. This inquiry is part of a larger shift in our focus here at the Oshawa Museum. Prior to 2011, there had been minimal research into the history of the Black population in Oshawa. … Continue reading “The Importance of Continued Research”