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.

Committees

Website Committee

Contact persons: Robert Holden, Sarah Harrison, Nicole Hill
The mandate of this committee is to redevelop and maintain the Georgina Historical Society website. In maintaining the website, this will include regular updates of content and information (e.g. general meeting dates, photos, and other important information). The website must also provide sources for information of local historical interest to the membership and general public. This will also serve to promote our society and its mandate to non-members.

Newsletter Committee

Contact persons: Robert Holden, Tom Glover
The purpose of the newsletter is a means of communicating to the membership about news, events and activities, as well as presenting articles and images of historical interest. If you have a story, family history or images of Georgina’s past, we would welcome your contributions! All potential articles should be sent to the editor of the newsletter through our
email address.

Fundraising & Membership Committee

Contact Persons: Karen Wolfe, Paul Brady, Tom Glover
This committee explores ways and means where revenues can be raised to fund the activities of the Georgina Historical Society. Gathering individual and corporate sponsorships will form an integral part of the operations of this committee, as well as soliciting purposeful donations for particular projects (e.g. the caboose). This will include selling raffle tickets, publications for sale, and antique sales of donated items from the general public.

This committee also works to develop and expand the membership of the Georgina Historical Society. By being a part of this committee, you participate in special events and other initiatives in order to encourage people to join this historically minded society.
Membership fees are as follows:

General Membership – $25

NEW! Student Membership – $10 [18 and under, non-voting membership rights]. This membership level functions as a way to encourage student participation in the local history of
our municipality, and as another means for them to earn their requisite volunteer hours towards their high school requirements.

General Meeting & AGM Committee

Contact persons: Sandra Dickenson, Dee Lawrence
The general meeting committee is responsible for planning the monthly general meetings where speakers are engaged and presentations are given for the benefit of educating the public about historical events in our community. The committee also organizes the Annual General Meeting
which takes place every November; this involves booking a special guest speaker, arranging a venue, and making sure that there is a caterer for the event.

Harvest Day Committee

Contact Persons: Sandra Dickenson, Barbara Munro, Jackie Diasio
This committee is responsible for planning the Harvest Day event, which usually takes place on the second Saturday of the month of September. Planning this event involves the coordination of vendors on the grounds of the Pioneer Village, enlisting volunteers for making items for a fundraising bake sale, and soliciting owners of historic cars to participate in our antique car show.

Archives Committee

Contact Persons: Robert Holden, Sarah Harrison
The mandate of this committee must work in consultation with the curator of the Georgina Pioneer Village & Archives, currently managed by the Town of Georgina. The purpose of this committee is to assist the curator with matters relating to archival arrangement, description, management and assistance.

News

GHS 2021 Calendar Sells Out!

The Georgina Historical Society in following its mandate to preserve, protect and promote history has undertaken to restore and refurbish the old 1912 CN caboose that has set neglected at the Pioneer Village for over 25 years. To help provide funds for this project...

2021 GHS Wall Calendars

We will be publishing a calendar for the 2021 year of photos representative of significant aspects of Georgina’s heritage. It should be ready by the end of October, in time for people to consider purchasing it as Christmas gifts. The cost will be $15.00 per copy. ...

Pefferlaw Dam and Johnston Cemetery

The Pefferlaw Dam and Johnston Cemetery issues will both be up for discussion on the Heritage Advisory Committee meeting agenda later this month.

Newsletters

Newsletter #2, Volume 4, February 2021

President's MessageWelcome to the February 2021 newsletter of the Georgina Historical Society. February is the shortest month of the year, but this year you might have felt it was the longest. The last week of February usually brings warmer days and cold nights and...

Newsletter #1, Volume 4, January 2021

President's MessageWelcome to the January 2021 newsletter of the Georgina Historical Society. I trust that you all had an enjoyable and healthy “Festive Season” while struggling to conform to the pandemic restrictions, a Christmas that we will all surely remember for...

Newsletter #10, Volume 3, December 2020

President's MessageWelcome to the December newsletter of the Georgina Historical Society.  I wish to thank all our members for your support of the GHS during this trying year.  Hopefully as 2021 progresses we will be able to resume our regular meetings and...