Parkwood is an autobaron’s home of inspiration & innovation located in Oshawa, Ontario.

Heritage Preservation Assistant: Paint, John’s Thoughts

I am back for my second season as a painter at Parkwood NHS. I am also an interpreter, providing tours, at the Estate,  when not completing paint projects. I have found that my position as a painter has given me an unique insight into the building/structures on the property, as it as forced me to carefully […]

Visitor Experience Ambassador: Alanna’s Thoughts

Visitor Experience Ambassador, Alanna’s Thoughts For two months this summer I have been given the opportunity to work with Samantha as a Guest Experience Ambassador. This means I have to try look at Parkwood from the guest’s perspective rather than the tour guide. Imagine making that switch after working here for just over 5 years! […]

Curious Curator: July 1941, Cap Chat, Quebec

  Cap-Chat, Quebec was RS McLaughlin’s private fishing camp along the Gaspe Peninsula, a 39-mile stretch along a “salmon river”, which the McLaughlin Family frequented several times a year. It is documented that Cap-Chat was one of RSM’s most favoured locations, and this statement may be accurate, if one takes a look at the murals […]