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

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 #5, Volume 4, June 2021

President's MessageWelcome to the June, 2021 Georgina Historical Society Newsletter. A quote from an Ann Murray song is appropriate here; “a little good news today”, as we are entering into stage 2 of reopening from the Covid lockdown restrictions in Ontario. The GHS...

Newsletter #4, Volume 4, May 2021

President's MessageWelcome to the May, 2021 Georgina Historical Society Newsletter; May is the month that Ontario’s provincial flower, the Trillium makes its brief appearance.Interesting Trillium Facts : Three is the magic number with Trilliums, they have three broad...

Newsletter #3, Volume 4, March/April 2021

President's MessageWelcome to the March/April edition of the Georgina Historical Society newsletter. I would like to extend a thank you to all our members for your support of the Georgina Historical Society during these unforeseen times. Melissa Matt, curator at the...