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.

Committees

Website Committee

Contact persons: Robert Holden, Sarah Harrison, Nicole Hill
The mandate of this committee is to redevelop and maintain the Georgina Historical Society website. In maintaining the website, this will include regular updates of content and information (e.g. general meeting dates, photos, and other important information). The website must also provide sources for information of local historical interest to the membership and general public. This will also serve to promote our society and its mandate to non-members.

Newsletter Committee

Contact persons: Robert Holden, Tom Glover
The purpose of the newsletter is a means of communicating to the membership about news, events and activities, as well as presenting articles and images of historical interest. If you have a story, family history or images of Georgina’s past, we would welcome your contributions! All potential articles should be sent to the editor of the newsletter through our
email address.

Fundraising & Membership Committee

Contact Persons: Karen Wolfe, Paul Brady, Tom Glover
This committee explores ways and means where revenues can be raised to fund the activities of the Georgina Historical Society. Gathering individual and corporate sponsorships will form an integral part of the operations of this committee, as well as soliciting purposeful donations for particular projects (e.g. the caboose). This will include selling raffle tickets, publications for sale, and antique sales of donated items from the general public.

This committee also works to develop and expand the membership of the Georgina Historical Society. By being a part of this committee, you participate in special events and other initiatives in order to encourage people to join this historically minded society.
Membership fees are as follows:

General Membership – $25

NEW! Student Membership – $10 [18 and under, non-voting membership rights]. This membership level functions as a way to encourage student participation in the local history of
our municipality, and as another means for them to earn their requisite volunteer hours towards their high school requirements.

General Meeting & AGM Committee

Contact persons: Sandra Dickenson, Dee Lawrence
The general meeting committee is responsible for planning the monthly general meetings where speakers are engaged and presentations are given for the benefit of educating the public about historical events in our community. The committee also organizes the Annual General Meeting
which takes place every November; this involves booking a special guest speaker, arranging a venue, and making sure that there is a caterer for the event.

Harvestfest Committee

Contact Persons: Kim Brady, Sandra Dickinson, Paul Brady, Robert Holden, Wayne Phillips  
This committee is responsible for planning the Harvestfest event, which usually takes place on the second Saturday of the month of September. Planning this event involves the coordination of vendors on the grounds of the Pioneer Village, enlisting volunteers for making items for a fundraising bake sale, and soliciting owners of historic cars to participate in our antique car show.

Archives Committee

Contact Persons: Robert Holden, Sarah Harrison
The mandate of this committee must work in consultation with the curator of the Georgina Pioneer Village & Archives, currently managed by the Town of Georgina. The purpose of this committee is to assist the curator with matters relating to archival arrangement, description, management and assistance.

News

On May 16th Allan Morton Will Be Our Guest Speaker

 Gavin Morton will be the subject of this talk about the origins of the Georgina Pioneer Village. Gavin Morton worked with Nena Marsden and others in the early 1970’s to bring some historic structures – destined for demolition – to the Civic Centre in order to...

Volunteers Wanted!!!

Volunteers are needed to come out to the Georgina Pioneer Village as a work crew, probably Tuesday mornings, to rehab the gardens and refinish the Quilters Cabin for use as the GHS office. Give any one of the board members a call if you are interested in getting...

Cemetary Solutions?

Our President, Paul Brady, has reached out to other historical societies to learn how they have dealt with the issue of neglected early cemeteries in their municipalities, an issue we have raised in the past.  We have received a response from Janine Harris-Wheatley,...

Newsletters

Newsletter #5, Volume 6, May 2023

President’s Message They say that April showers bring May flowers, but the showers won’t go away. Oh well, we’ll be complaining soon that it’s too hot and sunny, so let’s make the best of this wet stuff and get on with our lives. As the gardens are starting to wake...

Newsletter #4, Volume 6, April 2023 

President's WelcomeApril is flying by, the ice is slowly going away on Lake Simcoe, and we’ll soon be complaining that it’s too hot! It’s been a strange winter for the ice on the lake, with the ice coming in late after an exceptionally warm fall, then hanging on...

Newsletter #3, Volume 6, March 2023 

President's WelcomeAnother month is past and we’re well into March. The sun has a little more warmth every day, and it won’t be long before we’re complaining that it it’s too hot! With the warm weather comes the flowers and shrubs, and the Georgina Historical Society...

Harvestfest 2023!

Join us for Harvestfest at the Georgina Pioneer Village on Saturday, September 16!
Admission is by donation (cash only)