Millbrook Explorers Take the Trip of a Lifetime

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A journey that began for several young Millbrook boys at age four culminated last month in a northern Ontario adventure with their Millbrook Explorer group. The small contingent of Millbrook youth headed out on August 6th for an adventure to northern Ontario. The Four Millbrook Traditional Explorers accompanied by four … Continue reading

Historical Society Audience Grows

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Close to 50 were on hand last Thursday for Robert Ross’ investigation into the mysterious circumstances of the death of Joseph Scriven, along with an introduction to Millbrook’s Foster Meharry Russell who spent the final years of his very productive life tracking the tangled web of accounts and events that … Continue reading

Sharing Stories Draws Large Crowd

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On February 25, Centennial Place’s Fireside Lounge was filled with an enthusiastic crowd who came from as far away as Port Hope and Peterborough to share memories of Millbrook’s downtown in days gone by. People also came to make connections, meet up with former friends and neighbours, and uncover some … Continue reading

Historical Society to Preserve Local History with a Touch of Mystery at March Masquerade Fundraising Gala

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On Saturday, March 25th, the Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society invites us to break free from winter’s clutches in vibrant splashes of colour, glitz and even a little intrigue as it hosts its third major fundraising gala: this time, a March Masquerade. The Historical Society fundraiser is one of the … Continue reading

Historical Society Ramps Up

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It is the busiest time of the year for the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society as preparations for our gala fundraiser in March move into high gear and final steps are taken to secure Needler’s Mill.  At the same time, our regular monthly programming continues. In late January each year, … Continue reading

John Deyell – Marking a Bicentennial

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This year marks the bi-centennial of the arrival of the man known as Cavan Township’s first settler, John Deyell. He had a long and remarkable life, one well worth celebrating, and he left his mark. Born in Drum, County Monaghan in Ireland in 1775, John Deyell’s first experience of Canada … Continue reading

Historical Society Event

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Guest speaker George Parker captivated a full house at the October 27 gathering of the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society with his presentation on how Cavan Township and the surrounding area was originally surveyed in the early 19th century. He illustrated his talk with a number of maps, charts and … Continue reading

Historical Society Celebrates Bi-Centennial of John Deyell’s Arrival

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Guest speaker George Parker captivated a full house at the October 27 gathering of the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society with his presentation on how Cavan Township and the surrounding area was originally surveyed in the early 19th century. He illustrated his talk with a number of maps, charts and … Continue reading

Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society Launches Reprint of Historic Local Booklet

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The local Historical Society is reprinting the 1937 booklet entitled “A Brief History of Cavan Township and Millbrook Village from 1816 to 1937”, written by Mary Sloane Eakins. The author is the great-granddaughter of John Deyell, one of the township’s first settlers and is credited with the development of the … Continue reading