Oshawa Museum Discoveries to be Shared at Trent University Oshawa Show & Tell


Mayor John Henry to attend showcase of field-course results from Trent student archaeological dig at Historic Henry House

Friday, November 25, 2011, Oshawa

Trent University Oshawa Thornton Road Campus invites the public to examine recent archaeological findings from Oshawa’s historic Henry House Museum on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 55 Thornton Road South from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., with presentations beginning at 7 p.m.

Mayor John Henry will be in attendance as Trent University students share the results of their work from a field-course in anthropology that involved a two-week archaeological dig at the Henry House Museum, followed by lab work at Trent. The course was arranged through a new partnership between Trent University Oshawa and the Oshawa Community Museum.

The dig took place at Henry House, one of three houses sitting on original foundations along the lakeshore that were built between 1835 and 1850. Students applied their skills during the archaeological dig for two weeks and then processing artefacts in the laboratory during the fall term at Trent University Oshawa.

In addition to viewing the artefacts at the Show & Tell, visitors will be treated to presentations on the history of Henry House by Laura Suchan, director at the Oshawa Community Museum, and a summary of excavation work by Dr. Helen R. Haines, assistant professor and instructor of the course.

This event is free and open to the public. Visit: All artefacts recovered will be given to the Oshawa Community Museum.


For more information, please contact: An Kosurko, communications officer, Trent University 705-748-1011 x6182.