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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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The history of Cobourg can be explored through many lenses and each one helps us focus on an important aspect of our past. At our cdhs sportsPhoto courtesy of Northumberland NewsApril 23 meeting the history of Cobourg will be explored through sport. Ross Quigley and Don Conway, two dedicated volunteers who have worked tirelessly with their committee to make the Cobourg Sports Hall of Fame a reality, will provide details of their work. Since March 2017 they have collected and catalogued hundreds of items of sports memorabilia and researched the history of sport, teams and athletes in this town. Eight display cases at the Cobourg Community Centre capture the accomplishments of Galloping Ghosts football team, the Cobourg Cougars home-town hockey team, and two accomplished softball teams, the Cobourg Angels and the Cold Springs Cats.

Learn about the history of the Sports Hall of Fame itself, about the history of sport in Cobourg and what this says about the development of our community. See some of the memorabilia that was treasured and tucked away in people's homes.

Doors open at 7:00 PM for coffee and cookies. The meeting begins at 7:30 PM. Guests are always welcome. Admission, including refreshments, is free for members and $5 for non-members. All are welcome so bring a friend or two! See you on Tuesday April 23.