Explore America’s birth as a global economic power in the 19th century through the prism of one family’s inspiring stories of adventure, innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and civic leadership. Long considered the jewel of Milton, this majestic Greek revival mansion was built in 1833 and contains the treasures of four generations of the Forbes family including China trade heirlooms and Abraham Lincoln memorabilia. Historic Preservation work has recently been completed. The museum is open to the public for tours at 11am and 2pm on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Unleash your creative side! You and your friends can gather in the beautiful gallery space of Milton Art Center to paint, sip, socialize and be inspired under the direction of one of our local artists!Join us for Paint Night on the second Thursday of each month. No painting experience is necessary. You will be in a fun-filled environment and will create your own masterpiece that you can take home and proudly display! Online registration only, no tickets will be sold at the door. (48 hour cancellation policy. No refund, can attend next session only.)
Robert Allison, professor of history at Suffolk University, will discuss the significant but often overlooked role that Nova Scotia played in immigration from the British Isles to the United States. Throughout the 19th century, Scots, Irish, English, and Welsh who emigrated frequently went first to Nova Scotia. While many remained, many moved on to the United States, and particularly to New England. Residence in Nova Scotia might be a few years, but also might be a generation. Any number of present-day New Englanders will mention in conversation that an ancestor came from Nova Scotia.