The Cobourg and District Historical Society, formed in 1980, promotes interest in the history of Cobourg and district and beyond, encourages the preservation of historical, archaeological and architectural heritage through meetings LogoThis drawing is based upon a real window which stands in the CDHS Archives' reading room. It once belonged to Faraday Hall, a building associated with Victoria College. It has been adopted by the CDHS as its logo.featuring speakers, the publication of presentations and organizing and participating in special events.

Monthly meetings are held in the Citizens' Forum, Victoria Hall on the fourth Tuesday from September to May, excluding December. The doors open at 7:00pm and people enjoy this opportunity to socialize before the meeting convenes at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are $5 for non-members and free for members of the society and students.

Programmes include topics of local interest e.g. The American Summer Colony, Cobourg-Rochester ferries as well as subjects of more general interest e.g. The Barnardo Children or Preserving Your Family Archives. An annual dinner or bus trip is held alternately in May.

The society produces a monthly newsletter, Historically Speaking, which keeps members informed of future activities and other Society business. It is mailed, emailed or hand delivered to all members about one week prior to each meeting.

The Historical Review is a compilation of the year's events. This spiral bound book is provided to all members annually and is a treasured keepsake.

Annual Fees

Under 18: $10.00
Single: $25.00
Family (2 or more): $30.00  
Corporate: $35.00

Future Meetings

Tuesday, October 25, 2016, Citizens’ Forum, Victoria Hall, 7:30pm C. W. Hunt
Stories of the Rum Runners to Rochester During the Crazy Days of Prohibition
Tuesday, November 22, 2016   Art Gallery of Northumberland, Third Floor of Victoria Hall, 7 :00pm Tour of gallery show Northumberland Went to War: 1914‒1918 and Dan Buchanan
Northumberland at War.
Refreshments will be served.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Victoria Hall, Citizens' Forum, 7:30pm Stewart Richardson
Champlain's Route to Lake Ontario
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Citizens' Forum, Victoria Hall, 7:30pm Todd Denault
The Greatest Game: The Career of Jimmy Roberts, Gentleman
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Citizens' Forum, Victoria Hall, 7:30pm
Katie Hull
Heritage Lost and Found: Managing the Cultural Heritage of the 407E Corridor
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Citizens' Forum, Victoria Hall, 7:30pm
Annual General Meeting of the Cobourg and District Historical Society followed by
Richard Randall
Historic Cobourg Postcards
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Ballroom, Victoria Hall
7:00pm This meeting is open to the public without charge.
Alison Torrie Lapaire
The Canadian Flag
What a History!
The presentation will be followed by entertainment and refreshments.