Milton Historical Society Program Calendar
Sunday, September 9, 2018 (1-3 pm) Suffolk Resolves Open House, 1370 Canton Ave. in honor of Suffolk Resolves Day. Colonial re-enactor Michael LePage will portray Paul Revere who carried the Suffolk Resolves, to the First Continental Congress in Philadelphia. The Resolves, to which Patriot Joseph Warren first gave utterance on November 9, 1774 at the SRH, led the way to American Independence. Light refreshments.
Thursday, September 20, 2018 (7 pm) Alexis Clark discusses her new book “Enemies in Love” the true and fascinating story of a black army nurse who falls in love with a German prisoner of war in Arizona during WWII. The nurse, Elinor Powell, was born and raised in Milton. The event, which is co-sponsored with the Milton Public Library, will be held in the Keys Conference Room at the library. Nationally syndicated columnist Suzette Sandring will be interviewing Ms. Clark.
Thursday, November 1, 2018 (7 pm) “Till We Meet Again – Songs of World War I” with singer-guitarist Diane Taraz. One hundred years ago “The War to End All Wars” ended with an armistice that created Veteran’s Day. Diane shares history through patriotic and upbeat songs, while others lament the futility and waste of trench warfare, or poke cynical fun at those in charge. She focuses on the lives of ordinary people living in extraordinary times, when the world changed forever. Event is held in the Keys Conference Room, at the Library. Please visit the Society’s World War I poster exhibit on the 2nd floor at the Library.
Thursday, November 29, 2018 (7pm) - Milton author, furniture conservator and scholar Robert Mussey, Jr. discusses Classical Excellence in Boston: The Furniture of Isaac Vose, 1789–1825. Although virtually forgotten for 200 years, Milton native Isaac Vose built a substantial business empire and made furniture for the most prominent Boston families. The lecture, which is co-sponsored with the Milton Public Library, will be held in the Keys Conference Room at the Library.
Sunday, December 9, 2018 (1-3 pm) Suffolk Resolves Holiday Open House, 1370 Canton Ave. The SRH will be festively decorated for the holidays. Emma Green will entertain us with seasonal musical selections. Light Refreshments.
Check www.miltonhistoricalsociety.org and newspapers as events get closer for more details.
MHS EXHIBIT – 2nd floor Milton Public Library
In recognition of the 100th anniversary of World War I a selection of World War I posters and related items from the Society’s collection are on exhibit in the 2nd floor Milton History Gallery at the Library.
Various Walter Baker & Co. items from our collection are exhibited in the History Gallery’s display case.