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2015 General Meeting Programs preview - Click here to visit the News and Events Page to see what exciting programs are coming up in 2015. We hope to see you at the meetings.

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Moments in Time - a series of articles about Milford’s History written by Joyce Clark, which appeared in the Milford Times

Shortcut to A Brief History of Milford

Our Mission Statement:  We are organized exclusively for educational purposes.  We bring together people who are interested in history, especially the history of the village of Milford & Milford Township.

The Mary Jackson Teas Cookbook is available at the Museum and a new set of update pages will be available at the Spring Tea, which is planned for April 26. To read more about the tea click here.


It’s not quite that easy, but if you push the button  you’ll end up on a page that will help you help the Milford Historical Society

Member Contributed Content - stories and articles researched  written and edited by Historical Society members

Milford’s Historic District

The Michigan Preservation 14th Annual Rsource Guide

NOTE: This is  big PDF file

Preservation Tax Credit Available

Find out about the Michigan Law on tax credits for historic preservation projects

The new Historic Preservation Certification Application to qualify for state historic preservation tax credits is now available at


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One of the earliest newspapers in the State of Michigan, the Milford Times was the premiere newspaper in the Huron Valley area. The newspaper is still in publication and has always included news from Milford, Michigan, and many of the surrounding communities, including Highland Township, Commerce Townhip, White Lake Township, Hartland, Hickory Ridge, Wixom, Clyde, Walled Lake, Novi, and New Hudson. Now the obituaries from 1929 through 1949 have been indexed and made available online. The index is available at

The late Bill Schimmel’s book on the life and family of Jacob Tipsico, a local Chippewa for whom Tipsico Lake was named will be on sale at the Museum. To read more about Bill and his work to create the book, click here.

Annual Picnic - July 16th ( Camp Dearborn July Picnic)   Jared Clouse - Due to road construction this summer on Milford Rd our Annual July 16th Picnic will not be at Kensington Park as originally planned. Traffic is being asked to enter off 1-96 into the Park. Milford Rd. will be a

nightmare and especially at that time of night.

Our new location will be Camp Dearborn on GM Rd. Milford Seniors show your license or I.D. and get in free. Jared Crouse’s company worked there for years and he is going to tell us all some good stories.

Bring picnic food to share and your own tableware and drinks.

The first few issues of the Milford Times from our microfilm archives are now available for viewing at the Clarke History Museum site. The URL for the poretal site with all of the papers is - per_portal.php

Page down to Oakland County to find the Milford Times copies.

Museum  Now Open

Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday

1 - 4 PM

Historic Pictures Available for Sale -

We have undertaken a fund-raising project to sell prints of some of the many historic pictures of the Milford area that we have in the Museum collection.

Pictures suitable for framing will be for sale in the Museum. Call the Museum at  248-685-7308 or email for more information. Sizes available are 8 X 10, 11 X 17 and 16 X 20, with proices rangign from $30 to $120.

The Milford Historical Society now offers help with Genealogy research. Email: to get in touch with our researchers.

4th of July Parade

If you or your group would like to be in the 4th of July Parade for 2015 please click here for a parade application. For guidelines about participating in the parade click here. Help celebrate America’s Independence Day. For the parade line-up slot assignments click here.

Granny’s Attic Sale

July 10-11 from 10 Am until 5 PM at the Milford Historical Museum at 124 E. Commerce St in Milford. Vintage and unusual items from various estate sales will be featured Visit Calendar page for more