Fall is the time of year when we launch our Year End Fundraising Challenge and once again we are focusing on artefacts. Our aim is to have a collection that is diverse and representative of the history of Oshawa and includes the voices, stories and artifacts of minorities. In order to strategically develop the collection for future generations, we rely on donations of both money and artefacts. Donations in any amount help us to purchase items we feel will help tell a more inclusive history of our City. We are also asking you to search your attics and basements for artefacts that will help us with our work. To help you Jennifer and Melissa recently came up with a Curators' Top 5 Wish List of most wanted artefacts.
- Items related to the Henry, Guy and Robinson families
- Examples of Smith Potteries pieces or items related to the business.
- Oshawa historic newspapers especially from the period 1880-1930.
- Artefacts related to industry and manufacturing, labour history and the 1937 strike
- History of minority communities in Oshawa – Asian, Displaced Persons, Black etc.
Of course we will gladly accept donations in any dollar amount to help us purchase our Most Wanted items