About Our Collections

The stewardship of the collections is a public trust. We value the trust placed with us to safeguard the collection, and we recognize our responsibility to strategically develop the collection for future generations. Our collection is diverse, just like Oshawa’s history, and we are committed to expanding the narratives we share. We care for over 50,000 objects and photographs covering social history, science, technology, and Indigenous history and will continue to strategically manage and develop the collection as a growing resource for education and research.



This year, 2024, is Oshawa's 100th anniversary of cityhood!

Because May is Museum Month, we cannot think of a better time to launch the new online exhibit, Reflections of Oshawa. This online exhibit is an extension of a 2014 feature exhibit of the same name. Reflections of Oshawa connected the Oshawa Museum Youth (OMY) with senior citizens in Oshawa to produce a community sourced museum exhibition and social media material.
In Oshawa’s 100th year of cityhood, this online exhibit showcases the stories collected 10 years ago and brings them to life in a new way. We hope you enjoy these Reflections of Oshawa.

Check out the online exhibit: External link opens in new tab or windowreflectionsofoshawa100.wordpress.com