The Georgina Historical Society, as a not-for-profit organization, collects, preserves, promotes and interprets the rich history and heritage of all communities now known as the Town of Georgina.

General Meetings

All general meetings and events other than our Board meetings are currently suspended until further notice.  Your Board and the GHS committees will still be actively engaged in carrying out our mandate despite difficult circumstances resulting from the Covid...

Annual General Meeting 2020

Your Board is currently considering holding the AGM in December along with a small Christmas gathering if public facilities are re-opened within the Town.  It was suggested that the Kin Hall would be a good location as it is large enough to facilitate social...

Johnson Cemetery, Pefferlaw

It has come to our attention that there is a proposal to have the Johnson Family members buried there disinterred and reburied in Cooke’s Cemetery.  We cannot support this idea.  The consensus of the Board Members is that this proposal is contrary to our mandate. The...

Georgina Pioneer Village (update)

The Town of Georgina is working on an application for the Museum Assistance Program Grant with some help from the corporate sector to complete the application.  The grant could provide funding up to 30 per cent of the Museum Operating Budget and they are hopeful...

Re-roofing the Caboose in the Pioneer Village (update)

We received a very reasonable quote to reroof the caboose which we and the Town of Georgina have agreed to accept. The ongoing COVID 19 pandemic is putting a real crimp in our activities. On August 12th your Board is having an outdoor meeting. One of the topics is...

We Need Your Help!

Our picture in the GHS calendar for the month of March, the last images of this building in our newsletter showed its demolition.  We are happy to announce that the adaptive reconstruction is almost complete and that the new schoolhouse is expected to be open to the public once the Georgina Pioneer Village resumes operations again this June.  What is wanted for the opening is images of its interior back in the day (if possible) and class pictures (there’s only six in the archives and they’re either poor quality or copies).  Also, a bit more historical information on the schoolhouse would be nice.  If you can help us, please contact Melissa Matt at the Village (905-476-4301 ext. 2284), Tom Glover, or Bob Holden.