Now & Then – Let’s Have a Little Fun

One thing that never changes is our instinct for fun.  We need it. A version of one very familiar proverb, attributed to Felix Sabates, says that all work and no play is just not good for the soul. Dull?  We are not.  Generations before us knew when to knock off… Continue reading

Now & Then – January 2024

A lot of the time MCHS, your Historical Society, is the “go-to” resource when people want answers to questions like “who built my house?” or “where can I find my great-great grandfather’s headstone?” “Where do I find a photo of my shop on King Street when it was a saddlery?”… Continue reading

Our Volunteers Get It Done

A little like Santa’s elves, our Historical Society gets things done out of the spotlight with the help of dedicated volunteers. Each has a particular interest or skill that finds expression in the variety of tasks that we take on to promote and preserve our local history. Like the Christmas… Continue reading

Back by Popular Demand

It’s back!  The long-awaited sequel to the Historical Society’s first-ever Trivia Night happens November 30. Join MCHS for a riveting night of trivia with emcee Rachel Finney.  This 19+ event at the Millbrook Legion Hall is going retro, with the focus on 1980s and 1990s pop culture.  Registration is at… Continue reading

Investing with Pride in a Heritage Home

Millbrook experienced a boost in its heritage value and a fresh injection of pride this past month when the owners of 37 King Street East, Art and Vera Tarasuk, celebrated two achievements. The first might be described as “the crowning glory” of this beautifully maintained residence known as the Robert… Continue reading

Remembering Dave Brackenridge

Another month and another blow to the community as we mark the passing of another local hero.  On Thursday Sept 28th, David Brackenridge passed away suddenly at the age of 79. After graduating from the University of Guelph in 1966 with a B.Sc. in Agriculture from Guelph  he began his… Continue reading

The Bell is Ringing at St.Paul’s Cemetery

The trustees for St. Paul’s Anglican Cemetery are happy to announce that the chapel bell has been restored & has been mounted back into the bell tower.  B&R Jackson Construction was hired for this project of mounting the bracket, sandblasting brackets & bell, painting, installing steel brackets, repairing overhang & re-installing… Continue reading

Celebrating Community Champs!

On Thursday, October 12 at the Legion Hall in Millbrook, come and celebrate the commitment, skill and dedication of some of our local heroes.  Responding to local floods, fires, tornadoes and explosions is just part of what our First Responders do and have done over the years. We look forward… Continue reading