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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


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

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We Won!

The Milford Historical Society, along with the Milford Library and historical groups and libraries from Highland Township, White Lake Township and Commence Township recently joined forces to create a group called the Huron Valley History Initiative. That group submitted a grant request to the the Clarke Historical Library. The Clarke Historical Library offers an annual award valued at $2,500 to create online access to a Michigan newspaper. The project is funded through the Robert and Susan Clarke Endowment, housed in the Clarke Historical Library of Central Michigan University.

Click here for as special write up that was submitted to the grant contest to explain why these issues of the Milford Times are historically important.

April 16th Potluck   Mary Lou and Main Street - Our Thursday  April 16th General Meeting at 6:30 p.m. at the Milford Methodist Church on Atlantic St and it will be a Potluck. The Guest Speaker that night will be our own Mary Lou Gharrity (shown to the left with Marlene Gomez, our recently retired Museum Director).

This is a Meeting you will want to attend for sure. Come listen to the stories of theMain Street Brat!

Pot Luck Assignments - A—F–  Salad or Side Dish   G—Q   Main Dish      R—Z— Desserts

April 25 Spring Tea at the Mary Jackson House - Spend an

enjoyable afternoon with family and friends at the annual Spring Tea at the Mary Jackson House. Volunteers are busy planning a traditional Victorian Tea

including a fashion Show Guests can choose to attend either an 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. sitting or the 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sitting.

Tickets are $25.00 and can be purchased at Acorn Farm or Main Street Art.

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.