Signs of the Time

Community member, and past Oshawa Historical Society President, Merle Cole, has shared photos he has taken during this time, and these photos will become a series called Signs of the Time. As Merle put it, “Some are obvious and some a bit more subtle.” Today’s post is one of the more subtle images. Says Merle,Continue reading “Signs of the Time”

Working From Home and Creating Meaningful Visitor Experiences

By Jill Passmore, Visitor Experience Co-ordinator How do you continue working from home when your job is creating meaningful visitor experiences at your site? Like all of us staff at the Museum, creating a work-life balances these days has been difficult. Do I work, do I clean and sanitize, do I prep meals, do IContinue reading “Working From Home and Creating Meaningful Visitor Experiences”

Community (Digital) Engagement

By Lisa Terech, Community Engagement On March 13, the Oshawa Museum announced that, out of an ‘abundance of caution,’ we will close our museum doors to visitors to help stop the spread of COVID-19. As soon as that decision was made, I went into digitial strategy mode. While our social media presence really is aContinue reading “Community (Digital) Engagement”

Introducing the Oshawa COVID-19 Archival Project

by Jennifer Weymark, Archivist From the day the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that COVID-19 was a pandemic, staff at the Oshawa Museum began to discuss what steps we would need to take to adjust to societal changes. The WHO’s declaration came just as the Museum was preparing for our March Break activities. This wasContinue reading “Introducing the Oshawa COVID-19 Archival Project”