The Markham Historical Society has published a new book Markham 1900-2000, Our Past Inspires our Future. This new book documents Markham’s history during the period 1900 to 2000. This living history book with 425 photos within 264 pages will be valued by anyone who has lived in Markham any time during the 1900s, as they will recognize people, events and places when they open the book. Markham 1900-2000 documents the changes that have taken place in Markham over the last century as the population grew from 10,000 to over 200,000 and changed from an agricultural community to the high-tech capital of Ontario.
This history is told through creative writing, personal stories, anecdotal accounts from people like Olympian Bill Crothers, and photographs representing all the communities of Markham. The book presents our community history in themes such as Our Agricultural Roots, Markham Serves, and Political Landscape and concludes with a description of Our Disappearing Barns.
This is a perfect holiday gift for friends, business associates and clients. All proceeds from the sale of this book benefit the Markham Museum.
Markham 1900-2000, Our Past Inspires our Future is available at Markham Museum for $30 or order online: