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.

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 public once the Georgina...

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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 the Historical Society has...

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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.  Contact Tom Glover or by email at...

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Georgina Pioneer Village – Updates

Shingling is completed on the roofs of both the Mann House and the Noble House. The construction of a new porch/deck on the Mann house is almost complete, and a few columns have been added.    The Town of Georgina Roads Department is scheduled to begin digging out a ditch in November to help with...

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Museum Assistance Program Grant

An application to the Museum Assistance Program Grant for funds was successful and the money earmarked to cover costs of several Pioneer Village initiatives such as display cases, school packages, and virtual outreach projects (identified as needs due to the ongoing pandemic).  Software introduced...

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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 pandemic.  Currently, the new...

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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 distancing.  Further...

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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 Johnson Cemetery contains the...

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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.