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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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Learn what Cobourg's local heritage groups provide: Entertaining facts and stories about people, places, buildings, events in your area, Mysteries solved, Your 8 great-grandparents & more, Local heritage resources and services, Technology help.

trivia nightThe Cobourg and District Historical Society’s third annual Trivia Night will be on Friday, November 21 at 7:30pm at the Legion Village Pub, 111 Hibernia Street in Cobourg. There will be nibbles, 50/50 Draw and a cash bar. Trivia Night will also feature a book sale. If you still have history-related books to donate it is not too late to weed your bookshelves and bring your book donations that evening. Tickets are $2 per person for CDHS members and $4 per person for visitors. Seating is limited. Purchase tickets in advance by phoning Carla at 289-829-0003.

Update December 2014

The Cobourg and District Historical Society’s third annual Trivia Night was a great success! Encouraged by better weather than the blizzard of last year’s Trivia Night, a capacity crowd at the Legion Village Pub consumed copious quantities of potato chips while vying to display their knowledge of Canadian trivia. Prior to the questions there was a table of history related books for sale at bargain prices. Later in the evening Leona served her home-baked cookies and welcome coffees.