Markham 1900-2000 Our Past Inspires Our Future, continues the tradition of the telling of Markham’s story, one that began when The Markham District Historical Society published Markham 1793-1900, in 1979. In 1975 the Historical Society set up the History of Markham Committee to compile information and to write this book. The effort was led by Mary B. Champion, Assistant Curator of Markham District Historical Museum (now Markham Museum) and Chairman of the Committee and John Lunau, Markham’s first Town Historian, the first Curator of Markham District Historical Museum and Committee Historian.
A second book, Markham Remembered, published in 1988, was a photographic history of Markham that served as a companion volume to Markham 1793-1900.
Isabel Champion, Editor, and Mary Champion, Chairman of the Committee, led the research and compilation of this book.
Markham Remembered is still available at the Museum gift shop, but Markham 1793-1900 is out of publication and no longer available for purchase.
In publishing Markham 1793-1900 and Markham Remembered, the Markham District Historical Society paved the way for the tradition of telling Markham’s history.
With access to the collections and materials held in the archives of Markham Museum and in the wider community, coupled with an increased public interest in preserving and learning about Markham’s History, the Markham Historical Society set out to publish a third book, Markham 1900-2000 Our Past Inspires Our Future which continues to tell the story of the changing face of Markham.