Seats Still Available on the Museum Bus Tour to Oshawa
There is still time to sign up for the September 12 th, 2019 special Trent Valley Archives fall bus tour to two museums in Oshawa, with a special look at area history. Starting from Peterborough at 8:30 am, this unique experience includes a rare behind-the-scenes tour at the Oshawa Community Museum, including Guy, Henry and Robinson Houses, and Parkwood Estate, home of the late auto baron R.S. McLaughlin.
Nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario in beautiful Lakeview Park, the Oshawa Community Museum tells the story of Oshawa from Indigenous inhabitants to present day. The Guy House, a farmhouse constructed about 1845 by an early settler named Samuel Phillips and sold to James Odgers Guy in 1861, was open to the public in 1985. The Henry and Robinson homes date from 1840 and 1850.
Following a lunch at the Mandarin which has a Chinese and Canadian menu, the tour will continue to the home of the late R.S. McLaughlin, Canadian auto baron and founder of General Motors Canada. Inspired by early 20th century Beaux-Arts design, this 15,000 square foot, 55-room mansion was built between 1915 and 1917. At this National Historic Site you’ll see the art, architecture, gardens, landscaping and furnishings all faithfully and lovingly preserved.
Cost is $65 not including the lunch.
Trent Valley Archives has a selection of well loved history books available. Visit our shop to view the list of available titles. (Check back often, available titles subject to change.)