All About That Place 2024

I am excited to announce the organizers of All About That Place 2024 have accepted my proposal about my maternal grandmother’s village Lichten, Czech Republic for inclusion in this year’s …

New Speaking Event

On June 28, 2024 I will be speaking with the Boomers and Beyond group at the Cobourg Public Library. We will be exploring how gravestones can provide insights and clues …

In remembrance….

Every year at Remembrance Day I think about how my family’s destiny was shaped by WW2. Much of my family lived in German speaking areas of what is now Poland …

Coffin Hardware Presentation

Decorating the Dead: Coffin Hardware and the Farewell Cemetery Presented by Laura Suchan and Melissa Cole, Oshawa Museum I am pleased to be presenting at the upcoming Oshawa Historical Society …

Remembering the 1918 Flu Pandemic

This post was originally published on the Oshawa Museum Blog oshawamuseum.wordpress.com I was inspired by a colleague to take a closer look at victims of the 1918 Flu pandemic buried …

Receiving Vaults

If you ever wondered what a receiving vault was used for check out this blog post I wrote for the Oshawa Museum. I was fortunate, along with Curator Melissa Cole, …