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

Volunteers wanted!!!

Volunteers are always needed to come out to help in the Georgina Pioneer Village as a work crew when spring returns later in the year.  We are still actively seeking new board members to help us oversee the operations of your historical society.  Give any one of the board members a call if you are...

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Membership Renewal Due!

Happy New Year, GHS members!  If you have not already done so, it is time to renew your membership for 2024.  You can do this easily by providing cash or cheque payment to Kim Brady or by sending an E-transfer to georginahistoricalsociety@outlook.com  How to check if you’ve already done so?  Those...

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Digitization of the Archives

Digitization of the Archives will soon commence once the consultant report to the Town  has been accepted and approved.  It should go forward in two stages; first the actual process of digitization of the resource and second the determination of how the finished product will be made available.   ...

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Cemetery Guardians – Volunteers Needed!

We would like to know if any of our members would be interested in forming a group like Bradford’s Cemetery Guardians (see June’s newsletter) to engage with the Town of Georgina in the rehabilitation of our neglected pioneer cemeteries.  At Harvestfest, the Town of Georgina will have a...

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2023 Annual General Meeting – Wed Nov 22

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE for AGM - The Annual General Meeting of the Georgina Historical Society will be held on Wednesday November 22, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sutton Legion. AGM details: Welcome at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6:00 p.m. Annual General Meeting directly after dinner Cash bar Ticket cost $25...

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Oct 22, 2023 2-3pm, Presentation by Mary and Hessel Pape

Long-time members of the Georgina Historical Society, Hessel and Mary Pape, have been invited to do a reading and presentation of their self-published historical biography that Mary and her sister have been working on for the past nine years. The presentation will be at the Sutton Public Library...

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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 preserve them. The talk will explain...

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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 involved. We did this when...

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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, President of the Tecumseth and...

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New Programs and Workshops at The Village!

There’s lots happening at the village.  New and exciting programs and workshops are being offered all year long.    Save this link to your desktop and check back regularly for updates. Or follow Georgina Pioneer Village social media channels to keep up to date (on Twitter and Instagram, or ‘Like’...

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Newsletters

Newsletter #1, Volume 7, January 2024

President’s Message A fresh new year is upon us, and as the Georgina Historical Society enters its fiftieth year as a registered non-profit organization, and its fifty-sixth year as a historical society, we must be proud of our accomplishments. Always an active part...

Newsletter #6, Volume 9, November/December 2023

President’s Message The time is flying by, the leaves are off the trees, and the clocks will be set back by the time you read this. My first year as president of the Georgina Historical Society has flown by, and I must credit our excellent board of directors for...

Newsletter #6, Volume 6, September 2023

President’s Message And then it was fall. Wow, those summers just fly by, don’t they? It has been a busy summer, and the Quilters Cabin and the gardens at the Pioneer Village are looking wonderful thanks to our Tuesday morning work crew, who have given the Quilter’s...