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.



June is Pride Month.

This plastic bracelet (021.11.6) is part of the Nancy Diamond Collection and is branded with the website for pflag Durham. pflag Durham Region was formed in Oshawa in 2003, through the work of Durham residents, Francine Doucette and Lindsey Clarke. Francine and Lindsey connected with other pflag Chapters such as pflag Toronto to get the information and guidance needed. Later they became a Chapter of pflag Canada when the national organization was formed.

pflag Durham Region provides support, education and resources on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity/expressions for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, intersex, queer, and questioning persons and their families and friends. Their services and activities include monthly socials, youth groups for teenagers, young adult groups, peer-peer support, and many more activities. Learn more by visiting their website: External link opens in new tab or windowpflagdurhamregion.com