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 talk for our September 2016 meeting in the Citizens’ forum will be by Chris Robins.

Chris will present “The Good, the Bad, and the Weird: An overview of typical medical care for local residents in the 1800s”. We will examine the surgeon’s tools – our presenter will come equipped with the tools needed from simple bloodletting to brain surgery – and deal with misconceptions about the surgeon’s trade. Next, we will delve into important “firsts” for medical care that happened locally; followed by recipes and directions for do-it-yourself medical care at home. Struck by lightning? Corns? Rheumatism? Chilblains? Chris will have the cures. A few recipes will be made up and provided for those attendees who are brave enough to try them. However, medicines requiring laudanum or hard liquor will not be provided due to a lack of sense of historical significance by the local constabulary.

The Cobourg & District Historical Society invites you to join us for our

4th Annual Trivia Night

trivia

NIBBLES    50/50    DRAW    PRIZES    CASH BAR

Everyone is welcome - come and have fun!

Friday, November 27, 2015
7:00PM - 10:00PM

Legion Village Pub, 111 Hibernia Street, Cobourg

Tickets: $5/person (CDHS members $2/person)

Purchase tickets in advance at next CDHS meeting
OR call 289-252-1684

Special Guest James Cockburn, Tuesday May 26th, 2015, 7:00pm
Meet at 66 King East;  Tickets $10 - BUY NOW!

Join us for a social evening to mingle with other members one last time before the summer months. 

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