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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Cobourg and District Historical Society
The Cobourg and District Historical Society promotes interest in the history of Cobourg and district and beyond, encourages the preservation of historical, archaeological and architectural heritage through meetings featuring speakers, the publication of presentations and organizing and participating in special events.
Monthly meetings are held in the Citizens' Forum, Victoria Hall on the fourth Tuesday from September to May, excluding December. The doors open at 7:00pm and people enjoy this opportunity to socialize before the meeting convenes at 7:30 p.m. Meetings are free for members of the society and students.
Programmes include topics of local interest e.g. The American Summer Colony, Cobourg-Rochester ferries as well as subjects of more general interest e.g. The Barnardo Children or Preserving Your Family Archives. An annual dinner or bus trip is held alternately in May.
For more about the Cobourg and District Historical Society, go here.
The Cobourg and District Historical Society has announced the meeting and speakers details for the 2016-17 season.
|Meeting Location||Speaker and Topic|
|Tuesday, October 25, 2016, Citizens’ Forum, Victoria Hall, 7:30pm||Orland French
Wind, Water, Barley and Wine: A Geological History of Prince Edward County
|Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Art Gallery of Northumberland, Third Floor of Victoria Hall, 7 :00pm||Tour of gallery show Northumberland Went to War: 1914‒1918 and Dan Buchanan
Northumberland at War.
Refreshments will be served.
|Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Victoria Hall, Citizens' Forum, 7:30pm||Stewart Richardson
Champlain's Route to Lake Ontario
|Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Citizens' Forum, Victoria Hall, 7:30pm||Todd Denault
The Greatest Game: The Career of Jimmy Roberts, Gentleman
|Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Citizens' Forum, Victoria Hall, 7:30pm
Heritage Lost and Found: Managing the Cultural Heritage of the 407E Corridor
|Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Citizens' Forum, Victoria Hall, 7:30pm
|Annual General Meeting of the Cobourg and District Historical Society followed by
Historic Cobourg Postcards
|Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Ballroom, Victoria Hall
7:00pm This meeting is open to the public without charge.
|Alison Torrie Lapaire
The Canadian Flag—What a History!
The presentation will be followed by entertainment and refreshments.
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
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