2007 Alex Cooke Bursary Award

Sarah McCutcheon, the 2007 award winner for E. C. Drury High School, receiving her bursary cheque from the Milton Historical Society representative Bruce Carlin

The Alex Cooke Memorial Award

Alexander (Alex) Cooke was a lifelong resident of Milton who had great interest in local history and genealogy and a founding member of the Milton Historical Society. He spent many hours researching history on local area families. Alex diligently researched biographies of Milton’s early leaders for more than four years. His research was published by the society in two volumes and provide an important record for the future generations of Milton. Alex was also a consistent volunteer with the Friends of Halton Region Museum and an active member of the Halton/Peel Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society.

The Alex Cooke Memorial Award is presented annually to a graduating student from each of Milton’s high schools by Milton Historical Society. The one hundred dollar award is presented to a graduating student who has achieved high marks in history and will be pursuing post-secondary studies in history and social sciences.


May 1998 – Scadding Award of Excellence: Bruce Carlin, President (far right)

 

Annual 1995 – Milton Chamber of Commerce Civic Organization of the Year: Ted Chudleigh, MPP, Helen Comber, President

 

Annual 2003 – Milton Heritage Award Renovation of a Historic Building (Waldie Blacksmith Shop)

MHS Milestones

  • 1977 — Milton Historical Society established
  • 1989 – Published A History Walk in Milton The County Town of Halton, 1853 – 1974
  • 1991 – Published Historic Homes of Milton, Volume 1Â
  • 1993 – Published Directory of the Members of the Municipal Council of the Town of Milton, 1857 – 1993
  • 1993 – Published Moments In History: Reflections of Halton’s County Town 1833 – 1864
  • 1995 – Milton Chamber of Commerce Civic Organization Of The Year
  • 1995 – Published A Walk in historic Milton The County Town of Halton, 1853 – 1974
  • 1995 – Published Milton Remembers World War II, 1939 – 1945
  • 1995 – Published Milton Area Biographies, Volume 1
  • 1996 – Published Walking Milton’s Main Street in the 1920s by T.A. Hutchinson
  • 1997 – Published Milton Area Biographies, Volume 2
  • 1998 – Published P.L., Inventor of the Robertson Screw
  • 1998 – Ontario Historical Society Scadding Award
  • 2000 – Published Historic Homes and Buildings, Volume II
  • 2002 – Published Excerpts from Mrs. Merry’s MemoriesÂ
  • 2002 – Published Time Capsules from Milton’s Past, 1890 – 1894
  • 2003 – Waldie Blacksmith Shop renovated to become Milton Historical Society offices
  • 2003 – Milton Heritage Award for Renovation Of A Historic Building (Waldie Blacksmith Shop)
  • 2003 – Published Memories of Milton by Mel Robinson
  • 2005 – Published Milton Remembers World War I, 1914 – 1918
  • 2007 – Established Milton Walk of Fame
  • 2007 – Published Milton Streets: The Stories Behind the Villages, Hamlets, Neighbourhoods and Roads
  • 2007 – Published Town of Milton, Celebrating our Municipal History 1857 – 2007
  • 2008 – Published Epilogue to Mr. Jim: The Personal Recollections of James W. Snow
  • 2009 – Published Halton’s Scotch Block, The People And Their Stories
  • 2012 – Published Milton Historical Society’s 35th Anniversary: Collection of Favourite Recipes Past & Present
  • 2013 – Published Milton Area Biographies, Volume 3 
  • 2017 – Published Milton And Area Churches: Their Architecture, Their History, Their Significance