The Month That Was – October 1862

All stories were reported in the Oshawa Vindicator. October 1, 1862, Page 2 The War Washington, Sept 26 – The governors of the following states arrived here this morning from Altoona, OA, viz: Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, New Hampshire, Indiana. The last named (Indiana) was represented by Col. Rose. … Continue reading “The Month That Was – October 1862”

Education in Oshawa

By Jill Passmore, Visitor Experience Co-ordinator Oshawa has a lengthy history in terms of education. As soon as people and families began immigrating to Upper Canada, men and women were teaching children from their homes and tiny schoolrooms. There are many instances of this in our immediate area. In the early 1800s, Joseph Moore came … Continue reading “Education in Oshawa”

Digging Up The Past – Archaeology Day 2016

This post was originally shared last year, but we thought it was worth sharing again for Archaeology Day 2016! Archaeology is an important part of the interpretation at the Oshawa Museum.  Our Grandview Gallery in Robinson House helps tell the story of the Lake Ontario Iroquois, a group of First Nations who called this area … Continue reading “Digging Up The Past – Archaeology Day 2016”

Meet the Museum: Jillian Passmore, Visitor Experience Coordinator

The focus of this blog series is the staff of the Oshawa Museum and their role at the site.  What does it mean to the archivist or curator at a community museum?  What goes on behind the scenes in the Programming office?  What is our Executive Director’s favourite memory of the Museum?  Join us and see … Continue reading “Meet the Museum: Jillian Passmore, Visitor Experience Coordinator”

Meet the Museum: Melissa Cole, Curator

The focus of this blog series is the staff of the Oshawa Museum and their role at the site.  What does it mean to the archivist or curator at a community museum?  What goes on behind the scenes in the Programming office?  What is Executive Director Laura Suchan’s favourite memory of the Museum?  Join us and … Continue reading “Meet the Museum: Melissa Cole, Curator”