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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

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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

Back issues of the Milford Times, from 1871 to 1931 from our microfilm archives are now available for viewing at the Clarke History Museum site. The URL for the portal site with all of the papers is - per_portal.php

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

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

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The History of Milford Video

An enjoyable video history of Milford, Michigan from YouTube

Thank you to our Home Tour Sponsors for 2015

A special thanks to the sponsors that helped make our 2015 Home Tour a great success -

The Village Bar and Kitchen stepped up to be our Presenting Sponsor this year and we thanks them for their support. The Milford Times continued to support us at the Platinum level and Veterinary Care Specialists/VCS Pets First also stepped up to the platinum level. At the Gold level of sponsorship was returning sponsor the Milford DDA and new Gold level sponsors Medilodge of Milford and Huron Valley Guns.  At the Silver level we had two new sponsors - the Mi Zarape restaurant and American House of Milford. Returning at the Bronze level was Huron Valley State Bank, Anytime Fitness, The Clothing Cove, The Digital Documebnt Store, Main Street Art, Jeffrey Stark - EdwardJones and Flagstar Bank. New sponsors at the Bronze level this year were Mathnasium of West Huron Valley, Hector and Jimmy’s, Americus Coney and Grill and UofM Kellogg Eye Center.

We encourage our membership to patronize these business and support them as they have supported us.

The Museum Turns 40!

2016 4th of July Parade

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Get your slot in this year’s parade

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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 for an appointment. for more information. Sizes available are 10”, 14”, 20” and 24”, where that is the longest dimension of the print; with prices ranging from $30 to $120.

Click on the picture to go to the Facebook group that is trying to raise funds to save ands move the historic Milford Railroad Depot. The Depot is scheduled for demolition in July to make way for anew luxury apartment complex of the old Iverson’s Lumber site.

The Milford Historical Museum will be 40 years old this year. If you haven’t been tot eh Museum lately, or maybe ever, plan on visiting this summer. The Museum opens on May 14 with a celebration featuring  refreshments and entertainment. The Museum will be open on Saturday’s and Sunday’s this season from 1 - 4 PM.

There is a new display provided by the Huron Valley Numismatic Club that features merchant tokens that were used by local merchants as business promotions in the late 1800’s and early 20th Century.

Bring the whole family to the Museum and let them see what life was like in Milford in the pioneer days and in the late 19th Century. Items on sale at the Museum include the locally written book of Milford’s history -  “Ten Minutes Ahead of the Rest of the World” - as well as reprints of historic pictures of Milford.

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

Gone With The Wind.   If you love Scarlett and Rhett. Don't Miss this one, which will be held at  Milford Library Thursday May 19th, at 6:30.. Click here to see details