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Monthly meetings are held in Cobourg's Victoria Hall.

Cobourg and District Historical Society Meetings are held every month except May, June, July, August and December.  Meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday in the Month.  Meetings start at 7:30 pm but coffee and cookies are available starting at 7:00 pm.  Meetings are $5 for non-members and free for members of the society and students. 

More on our About page.

The Harwood Station Heritage Museum Foundation (HSHM Foundation) will be  incorporated as a charitable organization and formed to develop, and execute, a plan to raise sufficient funds and operational knowledge to support taking the Museum from “Vision” to “Reality”.


This project will result in the development of a regional heritage museum. Located in the community of Harwood, the Museum will showcase the history of the Cobourg and Peterborough Railway as well as the impact it had on the development of the surrounding area in the 19th century.


The Mission of the Harwood Station Heritage Museum is to collect, educate, display, conserve and feature the history of the railroad and the surrounding area from its earliest settlement to its present status by providing heritage programs highlighting these areas.

The Foundation is seeking individuals who have a strong interest in, or are passionate about our heritage and would be willing participants in assisting the Foundation achieving both the “Mission”.

We need assistance in the following areas:

  1. creation of marketing materials for fundraising
  2. creation of contact lists for fundraising
  3. presentation, event planning and public relations skills
  4. individuals with accounting or legal backgrounds.
  5. volunteers in the many areas of  building a unique organization

If you wish to join this team, please contact:

Joanne Bird
Harwood, Ontario
K0K 2H0

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