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Milton Historical Society & Waldie's Blacksmith Shop

Blacksmith courses available, special events throughout the year, archives open. Meetings are the 3rd Thursday of each month, September through June.
Milton Historical Society & Waldie's Blacksmith Shop
Milton Historical Society & Waldie's Blacksmith Shop5 hours ago
Black History Month, which has been observed in Canada since 1995, is an annual celebration that was first established in the United States in 1926 and has become an important way to remember, understand and celebrate events in the history of the African diaspora. In Canada, the federal government specifically defines Black History Month as an opportunity to celebrate “the achievements and contributions of Black Canadians and their communities who have done so much to make Canada a culturally diverse, compassionate, and prosperous country.” One of the first Black Canadian families to settle in Milton was the Saunders family, composed of parents Walter and Tina (both now deceased) and children Yvonne, Maureen, Howard, Horace, Mark and Grace. Originally from Jamaica, the family first emigrated to England in 1959, and later moved to Montreal, Quebec, in 1967 before settling in Milton, Ontario, in 1969. Milton Historical Society President John Challinor II recently had the opportunity to converse with Mark Saunders, former chief of police with Toronto Police Service, about growing up in Milton, his long history of community leadership and service and Black History Month. MHS Members can read more about their conversation in the latest MHS Journal. If you'd like to learn more about becoming an MHS Member, visit our website or give us a call. #MiltonON #BlackHistoryMonth
Milton Historical Society & Waldie's Blacksmith Shop
Milton Historical Society & Waldie's Blacksmith Shop1 week ago
National Flag of Canada Day — February 15 At the stroke of noon on February 15, 1965, Canada’s red and white maple leaf flag was raised for the very first time on Parliament Hill. On the same day in 1996, National Flag of Canada Day was declared. This photo from 1979 was taken at the corner of Martin St. (Hwy 25) and just north of Steeles, west side. Old CNR station which was located on Bronte St. beside the old P. L. Robertson Plant. #MHSCelebration #FlagDay
Milton Historical Society & Waldie's Blacksmith Shop
Milton Historical Society & Waldie's Blacksmith Shop1 week ago
Membership in the Milton Historical Society is open to all persons interested in the history of the Town of Milton. While most of our membership lives in Milton and the adjacent area, we have members from other parts of the Province of Ontario and in other provinces and countries. Through membership and attendance at our month meetings series you will learn about all aspects of our areas heritage. You will have access to our Milton Historical Archives, discounts on our publications and also receive our quarterly newsletter, “The Journal”, to name but a few of the benefits of membership. To learn more about General Membership: http://www.miltonhistoricalsociety.ca/about-us/membership/ To learn more about Corporate Membership: http://www.miltonhistoricalsociety.ca/about-us/membership-corp/
Milton Historical Society & Waldie's Blacksmith Shop
Milton Historical Society & Waldie's Blacksmith Shop2 weeks ago
Our Beginner Blacksmith Courses for February, March & April are SOLD OUT. Don't miss out on your opportunity to enroll in the May 2024 courses. Follow the link to register now. http://www.miltonhistoricalsociety.ca/blacksmith-courses/beginner-blacksmith-class-registration-2/ #WaldiesBlacksmithShop #Blacksmithing
Milton Historical Society & Waldie's Blacksmith Shop
Milton Historical Society & Waldie's Blacksmith Shop2 weeks ago
February 11th mark International Day of Women & Girls in Science. We thought that it would be fitting to share a local story. Former Miltonian Edith R. Dick (1906 - 1978) was inducted into the Town of Milton's Walk of Fame for her national pioneering leadership in nursing and is credited for developing psychiatric nursing with the Government of Ontario. Ms. Dick developed, improved and upheld nursing standards that led to a self-regulating profession recognized by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario and the Canadian Nurses’ Association. During World War II, Ms. Dick, served as a Major (Principal Matron) of two Canadian hospitals in England and France and was a recipient of the Royal Red Cross First Class Award by King George VI. #MiltonHistoricalSociety #WomenInScience
Milton Historical Society & Waldie's Blacksmith Shop
Milton Historical Society & Waldie's Blacksmith Shop2 weeks ago
Downtown Milton
The Halton Agricultural Society was first formed in 1853. The 1st fair was held in October 1854 on land near Carriage Square on Main St. In 1864, the fair moved to the location below - Milton Fair Grounds on Robert St. #HistoricProperties #MiltonON