The Cobourg and District Historical Society, formed in 1980, promotes interest in the history of Cobourg and district and beyond, encourages the preservation of historical, archaeological and architectural heritage through meetings LogoThis drawing is based upon a real window which stands in the CDHS Archives' reading room. It once belonged to Faraday Hall, a building associated with Victoria College. It has been adopted by the CDHS as its logo.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 $5 for non-members and 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.

The society produces a monthly newsletter, Historically Speaking, which keeps members informed of future activities and other Society business. It is mailed, emailed or hand delivered to all members about one week prior to each meeting.

The Historical Review is a compilation of the year's events. This spiral bound book is provided to all members annually and is a treasured keepsake.

Annual Fees

Under 18: $10.00
Single: $25.00
Family (2 or more): $30.00  
Corporate: $35.00

Schedule for 2018

Tuesday January 23 2018
Citizens' Forum, Victoria Hall, 7:30pm
Christopher Dummit
Unbuttoned: The Secret Life of William Lyon Mackenzie
Tuesday February 27 2018
Citizens' Forum, Victoria Hall, 7:30pm
George Parker
The Day the Prince of Wales Came to Cobourg: September 6 1860
Tuesday March 27 2018
Citizens' Forum, Victoria Hall, 7:30pm
Gareth Metcalfe
Small Scale Maple Syruping: Then and Now
Tuesday April 24 2018
Citizens' Forum, Victoria Hall, 7:30pm
Annual General Meeting
followed by
Roseanne Quinn
The importance of Knowing Your Community Heritage
Tuesday May 29 2018
Details to be announced
End of the season social event