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Milton Historical Society Program Calendar

Saturday, January 14, 2017 (10 am) Suffolk Resolves House Fireside Chat - 1370 Canton Ave. The story of the Pilgrims’ first winter has been influenced by centuries of legends. Tom Begley, Executive Assistant at Plimoth Plantation, takes a close look at primary sources and discusses some of the legends that have crept into the story. By looking at sources like governor William Bradford’s journal, we see how legends developed, in part when the manuscript was missing for nearly 100 years, and how evidence presented by the governor challenges aspects of some stories. Reservations required. RSVP to Eleanor at 617-696-4115 or

Saturday, February 25, 2017 (10 am) Suffolk Resolves House Fireside Chat - 1370 Canton Ave. Alex Dubois, Curator of Collections at the Litchfield Historical Society, spends most of his time designing and implementing annual exhibits. Having researched and exhibited works by artists like Ralph Earl and Ammi Phillips, Alex has focused his collection interests on American portraiture from the Early National Period. His talk will encompass topics such as the style and training of artists working during this period, folk portraiture, itinerant painters, and the tradition of American portrait miniatures. Examples from both The Milton Historical Society and the Litchfield Historical Society will help illustrate the discussion. Reservations required. RSVP to Eleanor at 617-696-4115 or

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 (7 pm) Maritta Manning Cronin, who grew up working on her family’s dairy farm (Thatcher Farm), will speak on Milton Dairy Farms. Held in the Keys Room, Milton Public Library.

Sunday, April 9, 2017 (1-3 pm) Suffolk Resolves Open House in honor of Patriots Day – 1370 Canton Ave. Light refreshments.

Thursday, May 25, 2017 (7 pm) The Milton Historical Society Annual Dinner at the Neighborhood Club of Quincy - Author Stephanie Schorow will speak on the Crime of the Century. On January 17, 1950, seven robbers in Halloween masks on Jan. 18, 1950 walked into a counting room of the Brink’s armored car garage on Prince Street in Boston and walked out with $2.5 million in cash, checks, and securities. The FBI estimates that it spent $29 million dollars to solve the largest robbery in U.S. history at the time, and only brought charges 11 days before the statute of limitations for the crime expired. One of the suspects was living in Milton at the time of his arrest. Invitations will be mailed to members.

“Milton Children 1860-1990” - History Gallery, 2nd floor, Milton Public Library

Check MHS website  and local newspapers as an event gets closer for more details.