Home to our History

The History of Oshawa stretches back thousands of years from the First Nation settlements to the arrival of the Europeans and the industrialization of the 19th century when Oshawa was known as the Manchester of Canada.

Visit the Oshawa Museum, home to our history, to learn more about the stories that have shaped Oshawa from the crossing where the canoe was exchanged for the trail to the modern city that is Oshawa now.

Word collage
Museum Facilities
Artifact storage
Exhibit Galleries
Heritage Gardens
Reference library/research area
Located in a picturesque lakefront park