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.

Volunteering

The Georgina Historical Society and the Georgina Pioneer Village and Archives are here for you. They are part of the fabric of Georgina and, we think, part of what makes Georgina a special place to live. While we embrace the modern, we are also mindful of our heritage.

We are witnessing a huge growth in our community. There are many reasons why people are coming here. All are welcome to become involved with the Georgina Historical Society. The story of our founding families and early pioneers residents is a compelling one, and becomes part of our shared heritage. Becoming involved will help you feel closer to this community.

 

Our Society participates actively in a number of events in both the Georgina Pioneer Village and Archives, and in the community at large. All of the events rely greatly on volunteer participation and membership involvement for their success. You can get involved in several ways with us:

 

  • Become a member
  • Volunteering for our events, activities, and fund-raising.
  • Complete and submit our Volunteer Application Form.
  • Attend and support our events.
  • Help support us with your donations of time, money, and/or artifacts.

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 #4, Volume 5, April 2022

President's MessageWelcome to the April 2022 edition of the Georgina Historical Society.  It was great to see such a good turnout for our “Bring and Brag” General meeting on April 19 at De La Salle Hall. Lots of photos, documents, books, artifacts and stories were...

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...

SOME EVENTS/ACTIVITIES WHERE VOLUNTEERS MAKE A DIFFERENCE:

  • General meetings (setting up and/or as speakers);
  • Canada Day at the Pioneer Village;
  • Harvest Day;
  • Participation in community events (eg. our booth at the the Sutton Fair);
  • Old-fashioned Christmas at Pioneer Village;
  • Rise to Rebellion;
  • The writing of historical articles for the newsletter and papers or booklets for publication;
  • Fund-raising.

Thank you!

Volunteer Form

To become a volunteer, start by filling out the form below! We will connect with you as soon as possible after the form is submitted.

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.