Is a Heritage Conservation District right for downtown Millbrook? 

This is the question that the Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society (MCHS) will be asking at their Community Forum on Thursday, May 25 at the Millbrook Legion Hall. Your input is needed, but first you’ll want to know what’s involved. To answer all the questions, MCHS is putting together a… Continue reading

MCHS and Cavan Monaghan Libraries Partnership will make local history more accessible

Over the past few years, the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society has worked in collaboration with Cavan Monaghan Libraries in a number of ways. The Millbrook branch of the library is the location of the heritage display cabinet where MCHS Board member Peter Ramsay curates exhibits featuring both local artifacts… Continue reading

Seasoned Author adds Playwriting to Exceptional Résumé

D’Arcy Jenish’s career as a writer and journalist started with small-town newspapers in southwestern Ontario. Originally from Saskatchewan, he attended high school in Peterborough and graduated from the University of Western Ontario.  The West called him back in 1979 for a seven year stint with Alberta Report in Edmonton.  As… Continue reading

Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society to Host Trivia Night

On Thursday, March 30, the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society (MCHS) is looking forward to a night of trivia, music, and prizes at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 402 in downtown Millbrook. There will be three rounds of trivia with brief, musical intermissions between them. The fun starts at 7:00… Continue reading

Cavan Monaghan Honours St. Paul’s Cemetery Trustees

Members of the St. Paul’s Cemetery Committee were awarded the Municipal Heritage Recognition Award at the November 7th, 2022 Council Meeting.  The cemetery and chapel are located at 1304 Zion Line, just southeast of Millbrook. Built in 1818, this burial ground is one of the oldest in the area. Established… Continue reading

Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society Make Plans for the Future

It was a cold, clear night on November 14th, 2022, but it was lovely and warm in the beautiful Millbrook Cathedral Lounge. Celia Hunter, President of the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society welcomed everyone and presented an update and her president’s report. Celia highlighted some of the exciting speakers that… Continue reading

Say Their Names – Comment – November 2022

It’s a phrase that took prominence during the Black Lives Matter movement as a gesture to personalize black lives lost through racial injustice.  The practice has earlier roots, however.  For example, every year at the memorial event for the 9/11 disaster, the names of the almost 3,000 victims who died… Continue reading

Old Millbrook School and the Pineapple Quilt Block

The Old Millbrook School now boasts a quilt block. It is the latest addition to the Cavan Monaghan Barn Quilt Trails. The steering committee thanks the Township Council for permission to install the block. Barn quilt trails are now common across the United States and Canada. They beautify the landscape… Continue reading