In February 2012 the Milton Historical Society undertook a project to digitize a number of VHS analogue video tapes from the MHS Archives. Further additions were made to the collection in June of 2015.
More files will be added as time permits, so check back later for new videos.

The following videos have been digitized, edited and uploaded to the web site:

A video of P. L. Robertson and the Robertson Screw was on The History Channel and was based on the 1998 book by Ken Lamb of the Milton Historical Society “P. L. Inventor of the Robertson Screw”. It would appear that the History Channel objected to the MHS loading the video to as it was removed. As such, it was not uploaded to YouTube at this time. However, you can still view it on the Global News website:

In August 2016 the MHS began to upload videos to the MHS YouTube  Channel.

For embedded versions of these videos (all on one page), please select Embedded Videos.

The Milton Historical Society also digitizes and uploads audio files, such as those detailed in the MHS Remembers Project.

If you have videos suitable for addition to the MHS Archives, please contact us directly.

How to use

Once digitized, converted and edited, the videos are uploaded to the Internet Archive (, a non-profit digital library of cultural artifacts in digital form, which like a paper library, provides free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public. As part of the process, converts the uploaded files into a number of different formats suitable for on-line viewing or download. Major international Universities and similar research groups (including individuals), digitize and upload print, audio and video collections. In addition to the videos shown below, the Milton Historical Society also digitizes and uploads audio files, such as those detailed in the “MHS Remembers Project“.

When you click on the links to the MHS uploads, you will be taken to the individual page for that specific video. An image will appear such as the following:

To play the movie, click on the “Windows Media” tag on the left side of the page (red arrow <). The files were edited and digitized with “Windows Live Movie Maker” thus will play in default with Windows Media Player, standard issue on all Microsoft based computers. If you use an Apple computer, you may need to install additional software. The Internet Archive also recommends using VLC Media Player, as a cross platform system that eliminates many of the errors reported by viewers.