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 #11, Volume 5, December 2022

President's WelcomeWelcome to the December newsletter of the Georgina Historical Society. I want to thank you for your support, and as your new GHS President, I hope that I can continue to move the Society forward. The last two and a half years of COVID have been very...

Newsletter #10, Volume 5, November 2022 

President's MessageWelcome to the November edition of the Georgina Historical Society Newsletter.  The year seems to have gone by quickly and once again it is time for our Annual meeting on November 17.  The Annual meeting will be held at the Sutton Legion, meet and...

Newsletter #9, Volume 5, October 2022 

President's MessageWelcome to the October edition of the GHS newsletter…looking forward to seeing you at our upcoming General Meeting on Tuesday, October 18 at 7pm.  We have been invited to the Briars Golf Club to hear Hugh Sibbald speak on the 100 years of history of...