Archiving Trauma

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist Trauma- a deeply distressing or disturbing experience COVID-19 is a traumatic experience that is affecting the world.  For many here in Ontario, I suspect it was the decision by the provincial government to close all public school for two additional weeks after March Break that saw many of us starting toContinue reading “Archiving Trauma”

Jill’s COVID Diary – April 8, 2020

I remember at the start of February lamenting that it would be my last Monday working from home. Knowing that the upcoming weeks were going to be extremely busy, I relished in the quiet of getting Museum work done in the comfort of my home. Now, let’s fast-forward two months. What are some of theContinue reading “Jill’s COVID Diary – April 8, 2020”

Melissa’s COVID Diary

By Melissa Cole, Curator I hope this message finds you and your families healthy and safe. For the past few weeks we as individuals have changed the way we interact with one another and the community around us. Our day-to-day routines have changed.  For me it has also been a time of reflection and continuesContinue reading “Melissa’s COVID Diary”

Projects Lost

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist This summer marks the 100th Anniversary of Lakeview Park.  It was to be a big celebration.  We were collaborating with the City of Oshawa and Durham College to create an amazing virtual walking tour of the Park.  The Canada Day celebration, which is held at the Park, was to include aContinue reading “Projects Lost”

Jill’s COVID-19 Diary

By Jill Passmore, Visitor Experience Coordinator March 23, 2020 My first recollections of the coronavirus are between Christmas and New Years of 2019. Over the Christmas holidays, I gradually became aware of the shift in news – from the devastating wildfires in Australia to this new coronavirus. I remember my son, Joey saying (whining?) “WhyContinue reading “Jill’s COVID-19 Diary”

Working in the Archive . . From Home

By Jennifer Weymark, Archivist We are very fortunate that technology has made it that some professions are able to work from home during this time of self-isolation. The Oshawa Museum was already set up to allow staff to work remotely from home and thus we transition to working from home with relative ease. Saying theContinue reading “Working in the Archive . . From Home”