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

Curious Curator: The Bennett School of Liberal and Applied Arts

While working on cataloguing Adelaide McLaughlin’s scrapbooks, which my readers will know has been an ongoing project, because they do not follow typical scrapbooking methods (right), but rather a mishmash of articles and clippings, envelopes and letters, mementos, etc. stuck in between the pages of a series of hardcover large scrapbooks. This means I must […]

September 14, 15, and 16 Site Closure

Parkwood National Historic Site will be CLOSED to all visitors, mansion and grounds, September 14, 15, & 16. Museum tours and grounds access will reopen on Saturday, September 17  

Curious Curator: Glimpsing into the hearts of Sam and Adelaide

One of the privileges of working at Parkwood allows staff and volunteers to interact with some of the personal items of the family.  We know the McLaughlin public side, that is something that is well documented and some would argue that Sam McLaughlin excelled at promoting himself, however there are private items and moments that […]