May 2019
News & Updates from the Milton Historical Society
Upcoming Events
Tuesday May 21 at the Milton Library, 6:30
" The 1930's -- America's Paradoxical Decade."
It was the worst of times economically and the
best of times in popular culture—
music, design, literature, film and plays.

Our speaker will be Ron Grossman, MD .
He is an authority on numerous cultural
subjects and a very entertaining speaker.
You are sure to enjoy his presentation. There
will be ample time for questions.

The 1930's

Economic Hardship
Thriving Popular Culture

Factoid: During his retirement Ron worked as an accreditation official for a national organization that accredited ambulatory surgery centers, performing over 260 surveys in 16 years in 28 states.  He still found time to play and sing country western and folk music on his guitar. He continues today. He retired from this career in 2017.
We will take a summer break but our presentations will resume in the fall:

2019 Fall Programs
September 26th - 12:00 p.m.
 Lunch and Learn
Fields Crossroads, a Milton Landmark
Speaker: Connie Mashburn
October 22 - 6:30 p.m.
Milton's History with Horses:
Hobby, sport, and lifestyle with significant economic impact
Speaker: Jeff Dufresne
Test your history IQ.
Can you identify this object
from our past?
ANSWER: 1915 electric toaster.

Oddly, the electric toaster was invented long before sliced bread was mass marketed in 1928.
We would like to introduce you to our Board of Directors, so in each of our upcoming newsletters, we will profile several of them. We start with our officers.
Bill Lusk, President
Bill is a ninth generation American. His passion for American and local history is what prompted him to co-found the Milton Historical Society in 2018. 
While serving as a Milton City Councilman for 11 years, he created the annual Memorial Day Ceremony and the Fallen Veterans Memorial Marker display. He served with the U.S. Navy Construction Battalions (Seabees) in Vietnam.
Bob Meyers, Vice President
Although Bob grew up in the North, his mother was born and raised in Alpharetta. Bob and his wife Linda enjoyed life in the US Foreign Service (Panama, Peru, Chile, Belgium, Switzerland) and the private sector (Bendix, Allied-Signal, Scientific-Atlanta.) Bob authored two books: Irish Pubs in America (with Ron Wallace) and Barns of Old Milton County . His hobby is glassblowing.
Karen Thurman, Treasurer
Karen began working with Frazier & Deeter CPAs in 1989, specializing in closely-held businesses and their owners.
She has held leadership positions with many civic organizations including Chairman, Women’s Advisory Board of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce; President, Atlanta National HOA; Milton City Council; Georgia Tech Foundation Board of Trustees; Chairman of the Fulton County Board of Zoning Appeals, and many more.

Joan Becker Borzilleri, Secretary
J oan has supported preservation and conservation efforts since moving to Milton in 1996, first as a member of the City of Milton’s Historic Preservation Commission and subsequently as a board member of Preserve Rural Milton. Joan was one of the original members of the Milton Historical Marker Task Force. She enjoys learning and researching the history of early families in the North Fulton area.