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

Curious Curator: Adelaide McLaughlin’s Scrapbooks and her file on the Kerby Family

We are fortunate to have several scrapbooks that belonged to Adelaide McLaughlin in our collection. These are truly magical places and I always discover something new and interesting each time I take a look through. Contrary to what I would have thought Adelaide’s scrapbooks would look like,perfect and well placed mementos, they are actually filled […]

Curious Curator: Protectograph Cheque Writer

Curious Curator: Protectograph Cheque Writer According to the 2010 US Federal Reserve Payment Study, people write 24.4 billion cheques each year, either personal or for business related purposes. The advent of cheques emerged as it became recognised that the carrying of large amounts of cash was troublesome, physically cumbersome, and security wise. Historians believe that […]

Curious Curator: Happy Birthday Royal Worcester China Service

Happy 100th Birthday to our Royal Worcester set in the collection! This set is often used on the Breakfast Room table at Parkwood, and we thought we would give it a centennial birthday treat by highlighting it with a blog entry. This hand painted enamel set, is from 1915. It is registered as 645537, pattern c897, […]