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Hurrah for the Pumpkin Pie! Thanksgiving Day Postcards in Oshawa Archives Collection

By Lisa Terech, Community Engagement

Since 1957, the second Monday in October has been observed in Canada as Thanksgiving.  The history and lore of American Thanksgiving is well known, that it is a celebration of when the Pilgrims and Native Americans came together in the 1600s and shared a meal.  206 more words

Oshawa Community Museum

Horses Crossing the French Broad River on a Ferry

Before there were bridges across the French Broad River, there were ferries. And then there were no bridges across the river, according to F.S. Sondley in… 507 more words

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Striking Dilemmas

Striking Dilemmas, an emotional and though provoking play set against the backdrop of the 1984-85 Miners Strike arrives at Barnsley Council-run Elsecar Heritage on Thursday, 15 Octobe… 166 more words


Clean Up and Tidy Morning on the Grand Union Canal - This Sunday

We are lucky here in Acocks Green to have a stretch of the Grand Union Canal enhancing our local environment. The canal adds to the local heritage and offers humans and wildlife an oasis of calm.  107 more words


1819 Grand Jury Listing

This week’s highlighted piece of history is an 1819 Sheriff’s summons for a Grand Jury.  This is one of the oldest documents in the Clerk’s Archives. 162 more words

October Takeover: DIY Ghost Tours: Guidebooks for your Local Ghosts

~By Blythe S.

Have you ever wondered who is haunting your neighborhood? Ghost have purportedly taken up residence in a number of bars, theaters, restaurants, stores, parks and other places in Seattle–enough to create entire guidebooks on the subject. 320 more words


Royal North Devon Hussars at Gallipoli - a first hand account

A hundred years ago today the Royal North Devon Hussars were landed at Sulva Bay as part of the Gallipoli Campaign. Very little was reported in the newspapers at the time as there was a ban on the reporting of movements. 1,214 more words