Monthly Meeting Series

In lieu of a monthly notice of “Next Meeting”, the Milton Historical Society is pleased to present a listing of the scheduled events in the “Monthly Meeting Series”.

You will find the current 2018 schedule here:

Monthly Meetings

That page will be updated for the “To Be Confirmed” (TBC) listings as soon as the information is received, so please check back for future details.

The currently available information is as follows:

Thur. Jan.  18 Guests:
Halton Regional Heritage Services staff
Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers. Discuss on partnership to update and improve our services within our facility
Thur. Feb.  15 Guest Speaker:
John Challinor II
In celebration of Heritage Month, local historian John Challinor will be highlighting individuals who have been inducted into Milton’s Walk of Fame.
Thur. Mar.  15 Guest Speaker:
Marsha Waldie U.E.
Local historian Marsha Waldie U. E. will be sharing the history of our Town’s 38 Mayors – George Brown 1857 to Gordon Krantz 2018
Thur. Ap.   19 TBC
Thur. May  17 Guest Speaker:
John McDonald
Historian John McDonald will be telling us about the amazing Fleming Family, who lived in Milton from about 1840 until 1870. His research has turned up some interesting surprizes!
Thur. June  21 Members Only Our Pot Luck will be held at the restored historic Panton Family Home.
Thur. Sept. 13 TBC
Thur. Oct.  18 TBC
Thur. Nov.  15 Guest Speaker:
John McDonald
Historian John McDonald will be sharing his research on T. C. Livingston P.L.S.   As a land surveyor he prepared a number of maps including the 1858 for Milton. He developed Livingston Park in Milton and his life has other fascinating facts of interest.
Thur. Dec.  20 Members Only Annual Christmas Pot Luck


October 2016 Meeting

When: Thursday, October 20th
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Waldie Blacksmith Shop Carriage Room
Details: Victorian Mourning Traditions

Join us as guest speaker Bev Dietrich from the Guelph Museum speaks about Victorian mourning traditions. The presentation begins at 7:30 PM in the carriage room of the Waldie Blacksmith shop. Refreshments follow the meeting.

Change in September 2016 Meeting

When: Thursday, September 15th
Time: 7:30 PM
Where: Waldie Blacksmith Shop
Details: Canada’s Streetcars

Please note a change to our guest speaker for September 15th. Bill Thompson of the Halton County Radial Railway will give a talk about Canada’s Streetcars.

Pot Luck Thursday June 16, 2016

When: Thursday, June 16th
Time: 6:30 PM
Where: St. Stephen’s Anglican CHurch
Detail: Pot Luck Supper

Members Only Pot Luck Supper at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 6:30 pm. If you need a ride contact the society 905-875-4156 We will tour the church and cemetery as part of this event.

Next Meeting May 19th 2016 – starts at 7:30 pm!

When: Thursday, May 19th
Time: 7:30 pm (note all meetings will now start at 7:30 pm)
Where: Waldie Blacksmith Shop, 16 James
Detail: Osler Castle of Collingwood

Our speaker will be member Sandy McInnes. He will be telling us about “Osler Castle of Collingwood”. Sandy grew up in this area and is very taken with the Castle which sits high among the Blue Mountains. It was built by Britton Bath Osler in 1894. He is from one of the most prominent family’s of Ontario and was born in 1839.


April 21, 2016 Meeting Reminder

Just a reminder – the details are already on the web page:

Next Meeting

Our guest speaker is Ms. Kealy Wilkinson, executive director for the Canadian Broadcasting Museum Foundation (CBMF) and she will speak to our members about the development of broadcasting in Canada, about the CBC and she will also speak about the important cultural connection of broadcasting in a globalized world. The doors open at 7:30 PM and the presentation begins at 8 PM. The CBMF is a charitable agency that works to preserve Canada’s broadcasting history. Hope you can join us.

Next Meeting: March 17, 2016

When: Thursday, March 17th
Time: 8:00 pm
Where: Waldie Blacksmith Shop, 16 James
Detail: The Art of Charles Wm. Jeffery

Rev. Bob Brownlie will be talking about “The Art of  Charles Wm. Jeffery”, a historical illustrator, impressionist of landscapes in particular of Western Canada.

February 2016 Meeting: Remembering Milton

When: Thursday, February 18th
Time: 8:00 pm
Where: Waldie Blacksmith Shop, 16 James
Details: Remembering Milton

Places, People and Events through slides presented by Gloria Brown, Bruce Carlin and Marsha Waldie. Join us for a delightful evening of remembering and in some cases guessing where or when these occurred in Milton’s past.  A great way to highlight our Heritage in Feb. during Heritage Week.