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 meetingsfeaturing 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 7:00 p.m. 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.
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.
Under 18: $10.00
Family (2 or more): $50.00
To join, download the form here, fill it out, print it and mail it with the applicable fee.
P.O. Box 911
Cobourg ON K9A 4W4
The membership fee can also be an e-transferred to the membership Chair, Brian Murphy at:
Cobourg Historical Society Program: 2020 - 2021
|Sep. 22||Randy Barber||Barbering|
|Oct. 27||Karin Wells||Mini Benson Hubbard: Trek Across Labrador|
|Nov. 24||Chris Barker||Sinking of the Skeena|
|Jan. 26||Jim Brownell||Lost Villages of the St. Lawrence|
|Feb.23||Arthur Milne||What is Sir John A Macdonald's Real Place in Canadian History?|
|Mar.23||Heather Viscount||The History of the Cobourg Public Library|
|Apr. 27||Dan Buchanan||The Wreck of the HMS Speedy: The Making of a History Book|
|May 25||Diane Chin||The History of the ACO and Why it Matters|