Cobalt Historical Society
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The Cobalt Historical Society is a non-profit corporation located in Cobalt, Ontario, Canada. The office is housed the reconstructed Pan Silver headframe and shafthouse (site #14 on the Heritage Silver Trail) which was moved from the Harrison-Hibbert ('Mud') Mine to its present location on Silver Street in 1998.

Our mandate is to act as an umbrella organization for the preservation and development of the remaining mine properties, equipment and artifacts that illustrate the important role that the Cobalt Mining Camp has played in the development of the mining industry in Ontario and in the development of Northern Ontario. The Cobalt Mining Camp was designated as a National Historic Site in 2001.

Some of our activities include:

* the dissemination of heritage information as it relates to the Cobalt Mining Camp;

* promote the Heritage Silver Trail, the Cobalt Mining Camp and related cultural and heritage sites as tourist destinations;

* develop a participative membership program;

* fundraise for short and long-term preservation and development programs focusing on the preservation and development of the Heritage Silver Trail and the Cobalt Mining Camp as significant historical sites and tourist attractions.

To accomplish these goals we disseminate information through this website, through our FaceBook page, our quarterly Newsletters, members meetings and our symposiums with their attendant book publication. We advocate the preservation of the area's mining heritage, and maintain the Heritage Silver Trail, the Koza Park, and Keevil Walking Trail.

If you have any questions regarding the Society, the Cobalt Mining Camp, membership or financial support we would be happy to hear from you by mail or email.


   21 Silver Street
       Box 309, Cobalt, ON P0J 1C0
   Tel: c/o 705-679-5555

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