Historical Society

We are celebrating 50 years of preserving the area’s past for future generations. The organization was born from the far-sighted wisdom of the founders of the Pioneer Club in 1972. It blossomed into The Cloyne & District Historical Society, a not-for-profit organization with charitable status in 2002.

Our catchment area stretches from Kaladar to Denbigh and Flinton to Harlowe. In healthy times, we explore this fascinating history during our monthly meetings in the Barrie Community Hall next to the Museum in Cloyne. We engage in local story-telling and research, produce a newsletter semi-annually, and interview folks to preserve their memoirs. We collect photographs and tell their stories on Flickr . Currently, the graves in each and every cemetery in the area are being photographed and indexed on this dedicated Flickr page.

The CDHS is a member of The Ontario Historical Society, The Archives Association of Ontario, The Ontario Museum Association, and The Kingston Association of Museums and Art Galleries.

We like to socialize. In non-COVID times, we were known for our Christmas Luncheons, Robbie Burns Suppers and pot-luck gatherings. We take bus tours, support the North Addington Education Centre and celebrate our musical history. We search out local authors and make their books available in our online bookstore.

In this our 50th year, membership is free. If you are new to the community, curious about local history and want to make some wonderful friends, welcome. With your contact details, we can keep you informed as to when our events will start again.

CDHS Extends Free Membership Through 2022

Membership allows you to take full advantage of what the Society and Museum have to offer. Members are eligible to vote at the AGM and to run for a position on the Board of Directors. The annual fee has usually been $10, but this continues to be waived for 2022 due to the restrictions the COVID pandemic has placed on activities. Sign up today to take advantage of this special offer.

CDHS Extends Free Membership Through 2022

Membership allows you to take full advantage of what the Society and Museum have to offer. Members are eligible to vote at the AGM and to run for a position on the Board of Directors. The annual fee has usually been $10, but this continues to be waived for 2022 due to the restrictions the COVID pandemic has placed on activities. Sign up today to take advantage of this special offer.