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Meetings

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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Timelines

To understand history, it is inevitable that one must understand exactly when things happened and that means dates.

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In 2010, the Town celebrated the 150 year anniversary of Victoria Hall.

A calendar was also printed and some key dates listed. Below are these key dates.

Vic-Hall-150-AnniversaryAs part of the celebration, Lieutenant Governor David Onley visited and a grand Ball was held in the Hall. This was a big event, much like on two previous occasions.

As well as the Ball in the evening, earlier in the day there were ceremonies to celebrate the event with Lieutenant Governor David Onley inspecting an honour guard of Cadets. Photo right.

The first Mayor, Ebenezer Perry, was elected in 1837.  The current Mayor is John Henderson  The list includes all those in between with photos of some but most have no publicly available photo.

Historical Maps of Cobourg and Area: A collection of maps showing Cobourg, Northumberland and surrounding Area.  1813 to 2016.

Cobourg has its own flag - designed when Cobourg was founded. The elements in all flags have meaning - Cobourg's relatively complex flag is no exception.