Thanks for Visiting!

By Jill Passmore, Visitor Experience Co-ordinator

It has taken just over four years, but we have filled up another guest book. I always like to look through them afterwards. Unbelievably, some of those names do bring back memories, even if they were from a long time ago!

I did a breakdown of where people came from and thought I’d share.

Ontario Canada United States International
Whitby Vancouver Island Florida Philippines
Bowmanville Salmon Arm, B.C. Brooklyn, NY Australia
Dorchester Sunshine Coast, B.C. Johns Creek, GA England
Sarnia New Brunswick Duluth, MN Holland
Pickering Lacombe, AB New Jersey India
Toronto Lac Tremblant, QB Barbados
St. Mary’s Moose Jaw, SK St. Petersburg, Russia
Stratford Surrey, B.C. Czech Republic
Scarborough Rosthern, SK
Kirkland Lake Beaumont, AB
Ajax Nanaimo, B.C.

Here are a few of my favourite comments too:

August 5, 2015: David A. M. Such a wonderful place. And well cared for! [I am a] triple-great grandson of [Thomas] Henry.

September 9, 2015: Carol S. Well-maintained, a historic-treasure!

December 5, 2015: Madison & Debbie. When can we move in?

May 24, 2016: Richard & Christine D. Great to see my Great-Great Uncle’s home!

June 24, 2016: Tannis H. Lac Tremblant Nord, Que. Descendant of Phineas Henry.

July 8, 2016: Maryam N. (Grove School Teacher) Thank you for educating our new generation!

August 1, 2016: Arika A. The 1800s were lit!

August 2, 2016: Annabella. My favourite part was digging!

October 1, 2016: Ted H. Descendant of Thomas Henry. Oshawa-born.

December 3, 2016: Jennifer French, MPP. Merriest of Christmases!

January 4, 2017: Madelynn M. (Child). Thanks I really apersheate (sic) it.

March 13, 2017: Hope (Child). It was vary fansee (sic).

March 15, 2017: Kylie (Child). Best place ever!

May 22, 2017: Brianne (Child). I like this place a lot! You always learn something new!

July 26, 2017: Darien, Julian, Owen & Aaron (Children). That was so cool! But it’s more like the kids took care of the parents! Totally epic!

September 3, 2017: Maywea & Valtheepar. We [are] just starting our family life in Oshawa & love to learn about the city. Thank you everyone who [is] working towards this great work. We feel the cheer in the air.

September 17, 2017: Donahue Family. Wonderful tour. So great to have Oshawa’s history easily accessible.

September 28, 2017: Dennis & Betty P. Great, Great, Great, Grandson of T[homas] Henry.

September 23, 2018: Cindy A. Wonderful tour & learning about our family background! (Descendant of Jennie Henry McGill)

December 19, 2018: Roberta W. Very fulfilling & grounding.

Photo credit: Derek Cutting, 2018.

Part of our mission is to disseminate knowledge about Oshawa’s past to the community. We do that without hesitation, but what people don’t realize is that they also teach us about our Museum family history, about what kind of programs we offer, and about how our past compares to that of their family’s experience – whether they were raised locally or far away, just through them sharing their own memories and experiences. The next time you come for a tour, be sure to sign the guest book!

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