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A Brief History of Milford, Michigan

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.

Milford, MI Historic District

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

The History of Milford, MI Video

An enjoyable video history of Milford, Michigan from YouTube

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.

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

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

Home Tour 2017 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor -

Veterinary Care Specialists

Platinum Level -

The Spinal Column

Gold Level -

Milford DDA

MediLodge of Milford

Silver Level -

Law Office of Jack Bolling

Community Choice CU

Ellis Brothers Collision

Heinsight Eyecare

Piano Nation

Bronze Level -

The Clothing Cove, The Digital Document Store, Primerica, Mathnasium of West Huron Valley, Jeffrey Stark - EdwardJones, Flagstar Bank , Huron Valley State Bank, M.J. Whelan Construction, Milford Cinema’ Main Street Art

The local  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 - e/Pages/Michigan-Digital-Newspaper-Portal.aspx

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

The Milford Historical Museum

Is currently closed for the winter and will reopen in May, 2018

For more information call Museum Director Elaine Hunter at the Museum - (248) 685-7308 and leave a message.


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

Remembering Milford’s Own Mary Jackson - actress in movies, TV and on stage.

Historic Pictures From Milford, Michigan 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.

The 2018 Calendar for Programs:

March  15th   War Dogs - Speaker will be Phil Weitlauf - Founder of the Michigan War Dog Memorial in 2010 and have been able to convert the abandon pet cemetery into a park setting honoring our K9 Heroes. The War Dog Memorial is a  place were  ceremonial burials for Military, Police and other Service dogs fare conducted in memory of their service to our country and communities.

April 19th   Tom Neff

May 17th   Mr. Lincoln and Mrs. Lincoln (Not Pam Dawson)  Milford Library

July 19th First Annual Golf Outing

July 22th   Annual Picnic at Mary Jackson House - 2 PM

Sept 20th   Better Made Potato chips

October 18th    Polar Express Steam Engine

November 15th   TBA

NOTE: Linda Dagenhardt has agreed to take on the Programs Chairman role. Please call Linda at 248-807-1204 with any questions or suggestions. We are still looking for a program for the November meeting.

MHS Golf Outing - July 19 at Mystic Creek - click here for more

Proposed By-Laws Changes -

The Board of Directors voted at the February meeting to submit a recommended set of changes to our By-Laws to the General membership for approval at our March meeting. Below are links to a document that contains the current By-Laws and a second document that contains the recommended changes.

Current By-Laws

Proposed By-Law Changes

The Michigan Preservation 14th Annual Rsource Guide

NOTE: This is  big PDF file

Click here to visit a nice blog post on the DetroitDvotion blog  about a visit to the Haven Hill site in Highland and to the Milford Historical Museum