Local Author Pens Historical Novel Series

Tony Parks is working on his fifth book now.  He writes his stories long-hand, and his very patient wife Patty transcribes his stories.  She jokes that it makes for interesting Friday evenings, but she admits it has been a wonderful pastime over the past 40 years.  Patient, indeed. Tony began… Continue reading

Help Needed to Solve a Mystery

The Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society recently received this photograph as part of a donation, and we are intrigued!  Can you help us out?  There are clues:  the photo is of men and children only – a special banquet of sorts?  The picture hanging on the back wall is of… Continue reading

An Ideal Opportunity for Learning

  The following appeared in a recent newsletter circulated to the members of the Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society: With no chance to gather these days for our regular monthly meetings to learn about aspects of our history, this is an ideal time to take advantage of the free education… Continue reading

Don’t Miss the Car Show!

Of the many local cancelled events these past few months, one of the real crowd pleasers is July’s annual Classic Car Show organized annually by the Millbrook and District Lions Club and the Millbrook BIA. Recognizing this hole in the community’s schedule, Peter Ramsay has paid tribute to this event… Continue reading

4th Line Theatre Hosts a Special Hockey-themed Reminiscence

4th Line Theatre’s Managing Artistic Director Kim Blackwell invites members of the community to join her for an afternoon of hockey-themed stories, memories and reminiscences, with an eye to creating a hockey-themed play in the near future.  Canadian actors and playwrights Paul Braunstein (4th Line’s The Shadow Walk of Millbrook)… Continue reading

Help Needed for Peter’s Planned Display

Volunteer Peter Ramsay regularly changes up the display cabinet at the Millbrook branch of Cavan Monaghan Libraries on behalf of the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society. Recently, two examples of the work of Millbrook Industries prompted Peter to consider putting together an exhibit of the wares that this local enterprise… Continue reading

School days, school days …

The bell rings at 7:00 pm on Friday, February 28 at the Millbrook Legion Hall for students, teachers and staff who spent time on reading, writing and ‘rithmetic at area schools, past and present. Of course, everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the stories, witness the reunions, and take… Continue reading

The History of Bethany Illuminated in New Book

“Reflections of Bethany” is the title Kathy Morton’s latest book which was launched at Bethany United Church on November 30th.   The author is recognized as the unofficial spokesperson and expert on the area.  In her role as the President of the Manvers Township Historical Society she has organized many events… Continue reading

Grand Opening of the Millbrook Dam

Dave Brackenridge addressed the audience for the official grand opening of the Millbrook Dam in November of 2019. The finishing touch will be the installation of permanent panels describing the role the pond and mill have had in the area. Temporary versions of the panels designed and written by local… Continue reading