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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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At most meetings, a speaker will make a presentation on a subject of interest to members.   Below is a list of the available presentations in pdf format.  Most of these will subsequently find their way into the Annual Review available to all members at the start of the new season in September.

Meeting Presentations

Date Speaker Presentation Description
27 Jan 2015 Carla Jones Forgotten Cemetery - The Facts Exhumed Cemetery behind Lutheran Church on William Street

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