Remembering the ’70’s and ’80’s

Remembering the ’70’s and ’80’s
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Just a few decades ago, but so many changes!  Locally the 1970’s and 1980’s looked and felt a lot different from now.   Don’t let those memories slip away! There’s no better time than now, on a cold winter’s night, to gather round and share a few stories, laugh at the… Continue reading

Starting with Food – Everyone has a story to tell

Starting with Food – Everyone has a story to tell
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Food.  Glorious Food!  That’s the theme for the annual afternoon get-together at the Millbrook Manor this January, hosted jointly by the Manor and the Historical Society.  The focus, as always, is on stories – memories and anecdotes shared over coffee, tea and goodies in the Manor Common Room.  The stories… Continue reading

Two Events Mark Armistice Centenary

Two Events Mark Armistice Centenary
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Remembrance Day is a time when those who have served and are serving in the Armed Forces are honoured and remembered. To mark the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended hostilities between the Allies and Germany in 1918, the Millbrook & Cavan Historical Society is holding… Continue reading

Tell Us Your Jail Tales

Tell Us Your Jail Tales
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The word on the street is that David Clayton Thomas of Blood, Sweat and Tears fame was once a Millbrook resident at what inmates called “the Brook.” The Millbrook Correctional Centre operated from 1957 until the end of 2003 as the province’s only maximum security correctional centre for convicted inmates… Continue reading

Historical Society Partners with Local Libraries

Historical Society Partners with Local Libraries
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On Thursday, September 20, Millbrook Branch Librarian Erin Stewart guided keen amateur genealogists through the steps to access information through Ancestry-Library Edition. For these first-time users, it was, for the most part, a surprisingly satisfying and productive experience.  The program is available at both libraries and can be accessed anytime… Continue reading

Historical Society Starts Fresh in the Fall

Historical Society Starts Fresh in the Fall
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September is a big month for the Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society as it launches a fresh new website, millbrookcavanhs.org, and adds new events and features to its programming. In collaboration with the Cavan Monaghan Library, monthly workshops to teach the basics of navigating the genealogy program Ancestry (Library Edition)… Continue reading