Meetings

Cobourg and District Historical Society Meetings are held every month except May, June, July, August and December.  Meetings are held in the Citizen's Forum in Victoria Hall on the fourth Tuesday in the Month.  Meetings start at 7:30pm but coffee and cookies are available starting at 7:00pm.  Meetings are $5 for non-members and free for members of the society and students. 


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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

Schedule for 2019

Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Citizens’ Forum, Victoria Hall, 7:30pm
Dave Mowat
A Social History of Alderville
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Citizens’ Forum, Victoria Hall, 7:30pm
Gerry Brown
Armistice 18 Historical Fiction Novel
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Citizens’ Forum, Victoria Hall, 7:30pm
Judith Goulin
Jackson and Jex: Renowned Cobourg Builders
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Citizens’ Forum, Victoria Hall, 7:30pm Annual General Meeting
TBA  Cobourg Sports History
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Citizens’ Forum, Victoria Hall, 7:30pm Hugh Brewster, Moderator
A Panel to Debate: The Secret Diaries of Susanna Moodie End of season social event