Milton Historical Society Program Calendar
September 11, 2022 (1-3 pm) Suffolk Resolves Open House, 1370 Canton Ave. in honor of Suffolk Resolves Day. Reenactor Michael LePage will portray patriot Paul Revere who carried the Suffolk Resolves to Philadelphia. The Resolves helped to form the Declaration of Rights from which Thomas Jefferson later drafted the Declaration of Independence.
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 (7 pm) Cunningham Park Hall, 75 Edge Hill Rd. - Milton Drug Stores & Soda Fountains: a walk down memory lane - Following a brief history of Milton pharmacies by Linda Pirie, audience members will be invited to share their memories of Milton drug stores and soda fountains. In 1958 ten independent drug stores were operating in Milton: Kerrigan’s Corner Pharmacy, Milton Hill Pharmacy, Johnson’s Drug, J. J. Hammers, Inc., Hodges Drug, Hanley & Fitz Patrick Pharmacy, Parkway Pharmacy, Tucker Pharmacy, Sher Drug, and Clover Pharmacy! A variety of related artifacts from the Society’s collection will be on display—including a sign from Hanley Pharmacy!
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 (7 pm) Keys Room, Milton Public Library, 476 Canton Ave. - Historian Camille Arbogast will share short biographies of Milton WWI veterans as well as some of the surprises of conducting local history research. The lives of these servicemen and women offer a snapshot of the early 20th century, each bringing a human element to stories of military service, as well local history fixtures like Walter Baker Chocolate and the G.H. Bent Cracker factory. In 2019, the Dorchester Historical Society received a grant from the Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board to research Dorchester World War I service members. A number of these veterans also had Milton connections, evidence of the relationship between the communities on either side of the Neponset.
Sunday, December 11, 2022 (1-3 pm) Suffolk Resolves Holiday Open House, 1370 Canton Ave. The house will be festively decorated for the holidays.
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