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Meetings

Based on the advice from the Town of Cobourg and the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, face to face meetings at Victoria Hall have been cancelled until further notice. In order to stay connected and to keep you safe during the pandemic, monthly meetings are taking place by Virtual Zoom webinars. You can join by desktop or a laptop computer, tablet or smart phone!

 

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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Join us on-line via Zoom, Tuesday evening, September 28, 2021 at 7:30 p.m., and learn about two celebrated women and discover their connections to Cobourg.

Please register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HAkaIHMHRJ6PfKd-ZVZJJA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Robert WashburnRobert Washburn will present Letitia Youmans, a Canadian school teacher who became an activist for the temperance movement. Youmans founded and served as the first president of the Ontario chapter of the Women's Christian Temperance Union.

Carla Jones will present Lydia Pinkham, the iconic maker and marketeer of the company's famous "Vegetable Compound" and other remedies meant to relieve female complaints among other ailments.

carla jonesRobert Washburn is an award-winning educator in the Journalism Program at Loyalist College, where he teaches new and emerging technologies in journalism. A practicing journalist for nearly 40 years, he is known locally for his weekly current affairs radio show, Consider This Northumberland, covering local politics and community life. His hyperlocal news website, https://consider-this.ca/, is an archive of his journalism and academic work. Washburn is a member of the James Cockburn Society and the author of several history plays about Cockburn, the first speaker of the House of Commons and the Father of Confederation for Northumberland County.

Carla Jones, our CDHS President, joined the CDHS in 2011. She immediately volunteered to be our newsletter distributor and moved on to further roles as our Secretary and then Membership Director. Although Carla's career has been in the software business as a Sales and Marketing executive, she has enjoyed a long-time love of history