Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The Milton Kiwanis Club was victorious in Monday's 350th Anniversary History Bowl.
On the 350th Anniversary of Milton’s incorporation, four teams of Milton residents tested their knowledge of the town in the Milton History Bowl at Milton High School. After two rounds of competition, the Milton Kiwanis team of MaryEllen Kelly, Bob Sheffield and Dr. Morton Wolf, with championship round guest team member Hyacinth Crichlow, earned the History Bowl trophy. In the final round, the Kiwanis team faced the Mayor of Milton team, which featured Mayor of Milton contest winner Phillip Driscoll, John Driscoll, Ann Powers and Richard Powers. With help from various individuals and the Milton Historical Society, John and Maritta Cronin wrote the questions and hosted the quiz show. Much like Town Meeting, which is held in the same venue, …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Milton had an impressive turnout at last weekend's Mass. Memories Road Show, an event that collected images for a statewide historical database.
Nearly 200 Milton residents gathered to share their history—both from the distant and recent past—at the Mass. Memories Road Show at thMilton Public Library on May 12. The event collected 336 images and 42 videos for the statewide digital archive based at UMass Boston. Attendees were invited to bring up to three items from long ago or more recently that highlighted their lives. The event was attended by 179 people and run by 46 volunteers from Milton and the Road Show itself. The gathering was an opportunity for residents to catch up and share according to Suzette Standring, the secretary if Milton’s Mass. Memories Committee and representative from the Friends of the Milton Public Library. “It was a true meet-your-neighbors event where old…
Monday, January 2, 2012
Mid-20th century photos from Milton's Clifton Lawrence Fasch will be on display at the Milton Public Library.
Monday, January 2, 2012
A gallery of photographs from Milton photographer Clifton Lawrence Fasch will be on display in the Milton Public Library’s second floor History Gallery in 2012. The exhibit of mid-20th century photos by Fasch will open on January 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. Clifton Lawrence Fasch (1914-2003) was the most prominent photographer in the Town of Milton during the middle years of the 20th century. He established Fasch Studios in 1946 in the Masonic Building in Milton Village and by 1948 had moved across the street to 95 Adams Street where his studio remained until his retirement in 1980. Fasch was born in 1914, the son of Charles and Olive Fasch. When he was 15 years old, the family moved to Milton where Fasch graduated from Milton High School in 1932…