The Markham Historical Society has published a new book, Markham 1900-2000, Our Past Inspires our Future.

Documenting Markham’s history from 1900 to 2000, the 264-page living history book contains 425 photos that will be particularly valued by anyone who has lived in Markham any time during the 1900s as they will recognize people, events and places.

The book documents the changes that have taken place in Markham over the last century as the population grew from 10,000 to more than 200,000 and changed from an agricultural community to the high-tech capital of Ontario. The history is told through creative writing, personal stories and anecdotal accounts from people like Olympian Bill Crothers. The photographs represent every Markham community.

Community history is presented in themes such as Our Agricultural Roots, Markham Serves and Political Landscape while concluding with a description of our disappearing barns. All proceeds from the sale of the book will benefit the Markham Museum.

The book sells for $30. Visit friendsofmarkhammuseum.ca/book or the museum to pick up a copy.