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

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...

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.