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:






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.

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.

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.

MHS Donations: Easy to do with new PayPal “Button:

The Milton Historical Society is pleased to now be able to offer an efficient means to allow you to make a donation to the Milton Historical Society. As a registered charity, the MHS is able to offer tax receipts for these donations.

To make a donation, in any amount you choose, please click on the PAY DONATION BUTTON shown below, enter the amount you wish and any additional details allowed on the donation form.

This post is a copy of the main web site donation page which you will find here:

MHS Donations

The donation button is also available in the HEADER or FOOTER on any page of the web site. There you will find all the links you need to contact us, so please ask if you have any questions. Any place you see this image you can “click it” to go to the donation page.

The Milton Historical Society uses all financial contributions to fulfill the goals and objectives of the organization (see: About Us). No funds are allocated to pay the Volunteers that work tirelessly to fulfill the MHS obligations.

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.

99 Years Ago was April 9, 1917: Assault on Vimy Ridge

Saturday April 9, 2016
99 years after Monday April 9, 1917

The following Milton Soldiers paid the ultimate sacrifice 99 years ago this date in the event recorded as Canada’s “Birth of a Nation”. It was the first time that all four (4) of Canadian Divisions acted as a cohesive “Canadian Corps” to storm Vimy Ridge and take it from the enemy. The Canadian’s were the first to capture the ridge, despite prior attempts by the French and British Armies. Control of Vimy Ridge was held from that day forward.

Honour Roll

Private Fred Baguley #718192, 16th Infantry Battalion
(no known grave, name is on Vimy Memorial)

Private Albert Eden #210301, 21st Infantry Battalion
(buried in Lichfield Crater near Vimy)

Private William Graham #142350, 21st Infantry Battalion
(buried in Nine Elms Cemetery south of Vimy)

Private Harold Hartley #874758, 8th Infantry Battalion
(died April 29, 1917 holding the ridge – buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery)

Private William Tremblett #405451, 21st Infantry Battalion
(no known grave, name is on Vimy Memorial)

For more information on the Milton Soldiers Project:


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!