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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

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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.

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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 www.michigan.gov/hpcredit

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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 http://milfordlibrary.info/find-information/milford-times-obituary-request.


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.

The back 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 -

http://libforms.cmich.edu/condor/newspa 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 for an appointment.


Photos@milfordhistory.org 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.


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

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News and Events

Home Tour 2015

Click here to see pictures of the Home Tour sites

Sept. 10  -THIS IS A WEEK EARLIER THAN USUAL— General Meeting is at 6:30 p. m. at the Milford Methodist Church at 1200 Atlantic St. The program will be about Henry Ford and Thomas Edison. See the News and events page for potluck assignments.