Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month is celebrated in October in Canada, coinciding with International Day of the Girl on October 11 and Persons Day on October 18. Women’s History Month is marked in March in the US, UK, and Australia, coinciding with March 8, International Women’s Day. In Canada, Women’s History Month was first proclaimed in 1992 and it continues as a celebration of the outstanding achievements of women and girls throughout Canada’s history.

Online Lectures

Tea & Talk from Home Recording: The Girls of Demill

For over 20 years, Demill Ladies’ College in Oshawa was a beacon for female education, attracting students from across Ontario and the United States. Opened in 1876, the purpose of Demill Ladies’ College, was to bring the higher branches of education within the reach of the largest possible number of young girls. Join Laura Suchan as she introduces you to some of the students and teachers and explores what it was really like to work or live at Demill. Learn about actors Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine’s connection to a student at the school, and find out what happened to some of the school’s graduates.

Video Podcasts

Blog Posts

Verna Conant

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist Born on April 23, 1888, Verna Conant (nee Smith), was delivered by one of the first women doctors in Canada, Elizabeth…

Students on Strike?

By Laura Suchan, Executive Director One of the unique aspects of an education at Oshawa’s Demill Ladies’ College (DLC) was the concept of the students…

Dr. Jane Plews Thornton 1832-1904

By Laura Suchan, Executive Director Before female doctors Emily Stowe and  Jennie Trout practiced medicine, there was Oshawa’s own Dr. Jane Mary Plews. Born in…

Profiling: Polly Ann Henry

By Laura Suchan, Executive Director Recently Stoney Kudel, President of the Oshawa Historical Society, and I completed a project annotating the memoir of Reverend Thomas…

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