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.



In 2024, the City of Oshawa is celebrating 100 years of cityhood. To commemorate Oshawa’s 100th birthday, the City of Oshawa released a commemorative pin! They did the same 50 years ago for the 50th anniversary External link opens in new tab or window#Oshawa100
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