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Based on the advice from the Town of Cobourg and the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit, face to face meetings at Victoria Hall have been cancelled until further notice. In order to stay connected and to keep you safe during the pandemic, monthly meetings are taking place by Virtual Zoom webinars. You can join by desktop or a laptop computer, tablet or smart phone!


Cobourg and District Historical Society Meetings are held every month except May, June, July, August and December.  Meetings are held in the Citizen's Forum in Victoria Hall on the fourth Tuesday in the Month.  Meetings start at 7:30pm but coffee and cookies are available starting at 7:00pm.  Meetings are $5 for non-members and free for members of the society and students. 

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For decades Gareth Metcalfe has been passionate about the history and the making of making maple syrup. His 75 acres of maple bush is north of Trenton near Frankford. There are over 200 trees that he taps each year for the rich maple syrup that his family and friends eagerly await. Gareth will start his talk with an "Ode to Making Maple Syrup" followed by the history of making maple syrup with tips for making your own "liquid gold".

Gareth is a member of the Ontario Maple Syrup Producers Association and is also active in the Hastings Stewardship Council.

If you have ever wondered about how maple syrup is produced this is the meeting to learn from. Join us for Gareth's presentation on Tuesday, March 27, at Victoria Hall. Doors open at 7:00 pm for coffee and cookies, before the meeting begins at 7:30 pm. Admission, including refreshments, is free for members and $5 for non-members.

Annual membership is $25 for individuals and $30 for a family. All are welcome so bring a friend or two!