New Memorial Panel Installed at Needler’s Mill

On Wednesday, May 15, 1:30 pm, a memorial panel was unveiled at Needler’s Mill in honour the memory of “Sally” Shirley Hall in whose name it was donated. The project was initiated by her daughter Sandra Hall, who lives and farms just east of Hutchison Dr. on Zion Line.  Sally… Continue reading

The Municipal Hall as Multipurpose Structure

By the 1840s, Cavan’s population had grown to several hundred and a rudimentary civic administration with elected councillors and an appointed clerk was in place. In the mid 1840s, a wood frame municipal structure was constructed in Millbrook (the largest community) at the site of the current Nexicom building. Aside… Continue reading

Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society Preserves our Past for Future Generations

Preserving the historic appeal of the community does not happen by accident. Property owners carefully restore historic features of their properties, while our municipal government contributes by establishing protective heritage designations and streetscape designs reflecting historical colour pallets and protecting historic features, but the main champion protecting our past is… Continue reading

Alderville Historian is Keynote Speaker for Historical Society’s AGM

The thriving Alderville First Nation is located on the south shore of Rice Lake and is home to the largest intact tract of native grassland in Central Ontario, the Alderville Black Oak Savanna.  MCHS is honoured to have as keynote speaker for our public Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May… Continue reading

When is a Line a Quarter Line?

Have you ever wondered why our township roads are (mostly) so straight? Wouldn’t it have been easier to build them following the contours of the land? Why are they called Lines? Why do some townships call them Concession roads? And what about these Quarter lines? Isn’t that just a short… Continue reading

Digging Down into History – Friday, April 19, 2024

After a great Trivia Night held in late March, the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society will be digging a little deeper into our history with guest speaker Tom Mohr on Friday, April 19.  As an archeologist and professor at the University of Toronto, Tom will be hitting fertile ground.  Not… Continue reading

Finding Connections

Like community newspapers, our phones connect us with one another. So do our stories.  As we have been developing the June 15 Blocks and Blooms tour, we have been enjoying some stories, making some surprising connections, all about phones. One of the stops on our self-guided tour we’re planning is… Continue reading

Dressing up for Trivia

Drum roll please!  On the red carpet March 28 will be the glitterati of Cavan Monaghan and beyond, dressed to the nines for A Night at the Movies-themed Trivia Night!  Dressing as your screen idol is optional, but definitely adds to the fun.  And fun it will be, with the… Continue reading