Celebrate Milton’s 160th!



Celebrate Milton’s 160, Canada’s 150 and the official Opening of Victoria Park with an evening ice-cream social.

The celebration will take place on Thursday July 27 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm in Victoria Park. Enjoy Canadian music performed by the Milton Concert Band, the official plaque unveiling as well as games, face painting and activities for the kids. Don’t forget to bring your picnic blanket as we celebrate into the evening. Event is free.

Milton Historical Society has been asked to participate and we’re hoping as many members as possible will come out and come in costume if possible. (we do have a few bits and pieces re: costumes)

Please let us know via email: info@miltonhistoricalsociety.ca

Ancestors’ Day – Sunday June 11th

This is a reminder of the Ancestors’ Day at Milton Evergreen Cemetery this coming Sunday, June 11, 2017, 1:30pm to 3:30pm.  This is a FREE event.
On Sunday, enter Evergreen Cemetery, 230 Ontario Street South, Milton, between 1:30pm and 3:30pm, by any entrance and pick up your free cemetery walk guidebook.
Learn about generations of Milton’s pioneer families, view heritage graveside displays, see some of our volunteer members circulating in period costume and search out your own ancestors.  Also view the tombstone art as you take in the beautiful surroundings of the area.
Come and honour Milton’s pioneers and attend Ancestors’ day at the Milton Evergreen Cemetery this Sunday.  At last report, the weather promises to be great, so hope to see you there!

Ancestors Day: Evergreen Cemetery Walk

When: Sunday June 11th (Rain Date Sunday June 25th)
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: Milton Evergreen Cemetery

Join the MHS for a walk in the Milton Evergreen Cemetery and learn about Milton area ancestors. Self guided maps will be provided at no charge. Those who wish to represent their own ancestors may set up displays, at the cemetery, for the walk. For more information, contact the MHS at 905-875-4156 or 905-876-2651.

The image above, as well as the one below, are the two images on the site of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (Maidenhead, UK). The image below was sent in some time ago, as part of the Milton Soldiers Project, to highlight the grave of Private Alfred James Evans. The CWGC style military headstone lies between the left bush and the Evans family headstone. Private Evans is not commemorated as a “war dead” by the CWGC because he died of his injuries after the cut-off date of August 31, 1921. We have thus commemorated Private Evans on the CWGC site in our own special way! For further information, please see the details provided on this site under “5 Orange Cones“.

Heritage Day Events

Heritage Week Events:  Congratulations to all !

MHS recognizes two members with the Society Education Award on Sunday Feb. 19, for their volunteer work over many years –  Bruce Carlin, Gloria Brown with Mayor Gordon Krantz and President Mandy Sedgewick

MHS along with the Town of Milton also recognized 7 new inductees into the “Milton Walk of Fame” on Sunday.  Wm. C. Anderson, Kirk Brush, Jerry Dias, Rev. Karen (Trimble) Horst, Allison Rutland, Kirstine Steward and John Willmott

Heritage Master Plan for Milton: 24th October 7 pm @ Council

It is commonly acknowledged that Milton needs a long-term plan to address heritage issues. To that end, a Council-appointed task force of volunteers from the Milton Historical Society, the Nassagaweya Historical Society and Heritage Milton has spent three years researching and formulating a Heritage Master Plan for Milton.

With Nancy Cuttle as chairperson, the following MHS members have devoted many hours of their time to contributing input to this report: Brenda Bousfield, Anila Naeem, Marsha Waldie, Emma Leeder and Karin Tomosky-Chambers.

The Heritage Master Plan will be presented to Milton Town Council on Monday October 24, 2016, at 7pm, at the regular Council meeting in the Town Hall Council Chambers.

Please pass this information along to others and plan to attend as we need everyone’s support at this meeting!


Thank you.

October Book Release: Milton and Area Churches

When: Saturday October 29th, 2016
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon
Where: MHS 16 James Street

The Milton Historical Society will be releasing their newest publication:






2017 Commemorative Calendar

When: Saturday August 27th, 2016
Time: 10:00 am to 12:00 Noon
Where: Two Locations:

  1. Milton Farmers Market on Main Street
  2. Waldie Blacksmith Shop, 16 James Street, Milton


2017 Commemorative Calendar

The Milton Historical Society is very pleased to release our new 2017 Calendar on Saturday August 27, between 10 am and noon in celebration of our Society 40th Anniversary and our Country’s 150th.

Calendar’s will be available at the Farmers Market and at 16 James St., Milton Historical Society’s Museum (Waldie Blacksmith Shop) on August 27, 2016.

Garage Sale Saturday April 9, 2016 (Vimy Ridge Day)

Greetings MHS members!

On this coming Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 9:00am to 2:00pm, the Milton Historical Society will be holding our Annual Garage Sale at our headquarters at The Waldie Blacksmith Shop, 16 James Street, Milton.

We are accepting donations of almost anything, except large pieces of furniture and used clothing.

Donations may be left at The Waldie Blacksmith Shop this Friday, April 8, 2016, between 10:00am to 8:00pm, or phone (905) 876-2651 or

(905) 875-4156 for pick-up.

All proceeds will go toward the maintenance of our historic building.

Items, which are not sold, will be donated to the Milton District Hospital Garage Sale.


See you there!

Family Day 2016 at the Milton Historical Society, Monday Feb. 15th


When: Monday, February 15th
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: Waldie Blacksmith Shop, 16 James Street, Milton

Family Day 2016

The Milton Historical Society will be open from 10 am to 2 pm offering children’s activities which will include – games, crafts and displays.  We invite you to please drop by with your children.