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The Millbrook and Cavan Historical Society is committed to preserving the stories and the artifacts, manuscripts and photographs that illustrate the history of Millbrook, Cavan and the surrounding area in south central Ontario (Canada) for present and future generations.  It also seeks to inspire interest in the value of local history by keeping the stories alive.


Membership Fees: $15 per year; $25 per family; $5 for students

Upcoming Events

  • 26 Jun
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    Blocks and Blooms

    Next event date to be confirmed! The Blocks and Blooms planning committee is working on dates for the much anticipated tour of historic properties and…

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  • 01 Jun
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    The Samuel Richardson House

    13 Anne Street This property was originally granted to James Deyell by the Crown as part of the original mill lands. Samuel Richardson bought the…

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  • 01 Jun
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    The John A. Nattrass House

    6 Prince Street This Victorian Farmhouse-style home was built in 1865 for dentist John Abraham Nattrass. The Victorian elements include the large, open verandah with…

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  • 01 Jun
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    The Williams House

    5 Prince Street Carriage maker Alexander Ferguson, who built 8 Anne Street in 1861, bought the two lots that make up this property in 1866…

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  • 01 Jun
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    The Alexander Ferguson House

    19 Anne Street This fine example of 19th century vernacular architecture was built around 1870 on land that Alexander Ferguson bought in 1863. Original owner…

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  • 01 Jun
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    The Mulligan House

    29 Cavan Street This solid symmetrical Georgian-style house, with its many outstanding examples of Italianate detailing, was built for Henry and Violet (Armstrong) Mulligan in…

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  • 01 Jun
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    The William O’Brian House

    6 Marshall Street William O’Brian purchased the property on which he built this family home in 1892. The house remained in the O’Brian family until…

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  • 01 Jun
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    The William Sowden House

    6 Main Street The William Sowden House was built in the 1880s in the style of an Ontario vernacular farmhouse. The term vernacular is used…

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  • 01 Jun
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    Westmacott House

    60 King Street West This house was built by Robert J. Armstrong sometime after 1870, when the property was assessed at $75.00, but before 1878…

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  • 01 Jun
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    Former Presbyterian Manse

    57 King Street West Formal and solid, this large two-storey house exhibits elements of the Classical Revival and Georgian styles with a square portico supporting…

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  • 01 Jun
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    Former St. Andrew’s Church

    40 King Street West The cornerstone of this Gothic-style church, originally the Millbrook Methodist Church, was laid in 1881. The church opened in 1882. Built…

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  • 01 Jun
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    The Archibald Wood House

    32 King Street West This impressive home was built in 1861 for prominent merchant and banker Archibald Wood, who, in partnership with T.G. Kells, owned…

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