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.

Membership

Why join?

Are you interested in history? Are you fascinated by how people lived and worked in the past? Does the preservation of our past matter to you? When you become a member of the Georgina Historical Society, a not for profit charitable organization, your involvement will support our efforts to collect, preserve, and maintain artifacts, documents, and images relating to the history and heritage of Georgina. We also support the Georgina Pioneer Village and Archives as an educational medium and actively assist in its operations and maintenance. We have been an active voice regarding the preservation and maintenance of heritage sites and are currently involved with a restoration project of the caboose in the pioneer village. Membership participation and input in these activities is invaluable. As a member, your voice, opinion, care, and concern become part of a respected resource for the preservation of Georgina’s past as well
as a conscientious voice for shaping the future of your community.

What do I do to join?

You may renew your membership if it has expired by contacting a Board member or by completing the membership form using the link below. Join with us and participate in preserving and promoting your community’s heritage!

Membership Benefits

  • Subscription to our monthly newsletter
  • Updates of events and activities by email
  • A vote and voice at our Annual General Meeting in November
  • Regular general meetings with interesting guest speakers and/or activities
  • Notices of special event supported or sponsored by the GHS

Membership Fees and Information

Our current annual fee for full membership is $20.00.

As of January 1 st , 2020, your Board has introduced a non-voting Student membership for a fee of $10.00 available for any student in the public or separate school systems, or for post-secondary students presenting a current valid student card from a post-secondary educational institution.

Please note, Honorary Memberships are non-voting and do not entitle participation in holding office unless a regular membership is held.

Current members are reminded memberships are due for renewal for the calendar year 2020. Annual membership are from January 1 st to December 31 st . New members and
renewals should check below for fees and further information.

For new memberships or renewals, please fill in the form below or download the form here and send in the mail with your cheque.

Please make all cheques payable to the Georgina Historical Society. They may be sent to:

Georgina Historical Society
Box 282
Sutton ON
L0E 1R0

News

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...

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. ...

Newsletters

Newsletter #3, Volume 5, March 2022  

President's MessageWelcome to the March, 2022 edition of the Georgina Historical Society.  We are planning to hold our first General Meeting of 2022 on Tuesday, April 19 at 7:pm. We are in the process of arranging a venue for the meeting with the town so we will send...

Newsletter #2, Volume 5, February 2022 

President's MessageWelcome to the February, 2022 edition of the Georgina Historical Society Newsletter.With the recent easing of public health and safety measures, we are more optimistic that we will soon be able to return to normal activities and events.  As soon as...

Newsletter #1, Volume 5, January 2022

President's MessageWelcome to the January, 2022 edition of the Georgina Historical Society newsletter.  Hopefully, you were able to spend some time with your family and friends over the Holiday Season.  It was certainly very enjoyable to see so many of you at our...

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.