Milton Historical Society to hold holiday open house

MILTON — As Milton closes out its Bicentennial year, the Milton Historical Society proudly announces a two-weekend, holiday open house at its Cameron House museum, located on Route 405 just south of Milton.

The Cameron House will be open to the public today from 1-5 p.m., from 4-8 p.m. Friday and 1-5 p.m. Dec. 9 and 10. The Cameron House will feature a large exhibition of vintage Christmas decorations on loan from Chuck Chatham, owner of Chatham’s Vacuums, Lewisburg. Each of the first floor rooms of the Cameron House will be decorated to represent the holidays during a separate decade, including the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. It is an opportunity to catch a glimpse of the way that our community celebrated the holidays in years gone by.

During the open house, the Milton Historical Society will also celebrate the grand opening of its new Governor James Pollock Gallery. The second floor gallery showcases the life and times of Milton native and Pennsylvania Governor, James Pollock, who is perhaps best known for literally coining our national motto, “In God We Trust,” by causing it to be first struck on our national currency while he served as Director of the U.S. Mint in the administration of President Abraham Lincoln. The Gallery was made possible through gifts made by the Pennsylvania Chapter of the Children of the American Revolution under the leadership of Milton native Jessica Dodson, who served as Governor of the CAR.