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

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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Georgina Pioneer Village (update)

The Town of Georgina is working on an application for the Museum Assistance Program Grant with some help from the corporate sector to complete the application.  The grant could provide funding up to 30 per cent of the Museum Operating Budget and they are hopeful that the Pioneer Village will...

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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...