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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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With artifacts, photos and personal stories, Roseanne Quinn will explain that communities have stories to tell from the collective histories of families. It is incumbent upon the current generation to record these details and to retain memorabilia. Often people do not realize that what they perceive as just old photos are actually community history and, as such, invaluable. What makes history come alive are the human stories, the challenges, tragedies and the celebrations that occurred on farms, and in villages, cities and wilderness areas. We owe it to our descendants to convey this information and to retain the artifacts of lives well lived.

Roseanne’s family emigrated from Ireland in the 1840’s and has mostly lived in the Castleton area since. Ms. Quinn has a long personal story to add to the community history of Northumberland.

Learn why Roseanne feels that a sense of time and place is important in the history of her family and the built heritage they owned, inhabited and helped to preserve. Join us for Roseanne’s presentation on Tuesday, April 24, at Victoria Hall. Doors open at 7:00 pm for coffee and cookies, before the meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Admission, including refreshments, is free for members and $5 for non-members. Annual membership is $25 for individuals and $30 for a family. All are welcome so bring a friend or two!