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The Milford Historian -

A bimonthly newsletter from

The Milford Historical Society

To submit and article for inclusion in the next Milford Historian, email the Historian Editor

Current Edition -  Jul-Aug 2015

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May-Jun 2015

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Milford Historical Society Programs for 2015

Here are the Programs scheduled for the upcoming 2015 year: All Programs are on the third Thursday of the month.

Scheduled Programs for the remainder of 2015

Aug. 26 - Board meeting at the Mary Jackson house 7 PM

Sept. 10th Potluck  Program Thomas and Henry - stories involving Thomas Edison and Henry Ford and their interests in our area

2015 Home Tour Weekend in Milford

Sep 19-20 - The Milford Home Tour - visit five historic Milford sites, plus the Powerhouse and the Log Cabin. Tour sites open from 11 AM until 5 PM each day. Tickets on sale at the Milford Historical Museum, Main Street Art, Acorn Farm, Your Nesting Place and Village Bar & Kitchen. Tickets may also be purchased at any Tour site the days of the tour. Tickets are $15 per adult and $13 for seniors. Click here to see what houses are on the Tour this year.

Sep 18-20 - Antique Weapons Display – As an added feature this year during the Home Tour Weekend, one of our sponsors will be displaying an impression array of historic weapons from a private collection, featuring antique pistols and long guns, as well as antique knives. The display will be at the Huron Valley Guns location at 143 S Milford Rd, Milford, MI 48381. That’s in the old Farmer Jack’s shopping mall right next to Anytime Fitness. Go there to see the weapons that were carried during the civil war and in the Wild West and much more. The display is open from 10 Am until 7 PM on Friday and Saturday and 10 AM until 5 PM on Sunday. Click here to see the ad for the display from the Home Tour booklet.

Sep 20 - The Milford Car Show - All along Main Street Milford. Check in starts at 7 AM. Go to the web site for details and entry form. Cars in multiple categories, from street rods to classics and vintage cars vie for crowd favorite awards and the awards given by the show sponsors. Hundreds of cars on display.

Sep 20 - The Huron Valley Rotary Club Duck Race - in Central Park - event starts at 11 Am and the race starts at 2 PM. There will be fun and food for the whole family prior to the race. The Huron Valley chapter of Rotary International hosts this fun and funny fund-raiser to support youth activities. This is a family event with thousands of yellow ducks racing down Pettibone Creek...who will be the first to hit the finish line? Buy a duck, and you could win a fabulous prize! All proceeds go to local charities and service projects.


1 Duck - $5

Crew of Ducks (6) - $25

Flock of Ducks (30) - $100

Purchase ducks from a Rotarian

Sep 20 - The Tractor Show - 9 AM until 4 PM in the parking lot of the Huron Valley State Bank at  130 S Milford Rd, Milford, MI 48381. Tractors of all sorts - some vintage and some working tractors from local farms. Always a favorite with the kids.

Oct. 15th Potluck    Eleanor Roosevelt

Oct. 28 - Board Meting at the Mary Jackson house 7 PM

Nov. 7 - Fall Tea at the Mary Jackson house

Nov. 19th - General Membership Meeting - Potluck - the History of Christmas in the U.S.

If you have any suggestions for Speakers contact me at 248-310-4286 or email me at  - Sandi Muirhead

Now the obituaries from 1929 through 1949 Milford Times have been indexed and made available online. The index is available at

Shop at Kroger and help the Milford Historical Society

Sign up your Kroger Rewards card for the Kroger Community  Rewards program and the Milford Historical Society will receive quarterly  donations from the Kroger program, based upon how much you spend at Kroger on groceries, gas and at the Pharmacy.

Click here or on the Kroger graphic to go to the Kroger Community Rewards site and sign up.

Do you sell things on eBay or maybe you have some things that youi’d like to sell there. Go to our eBay page and find out how you can sell on eBay and benefit the Milford Historical Society at the same time. When you get there, click on the Sell Now button for instructions. Get rid of your unwanted items and benefit the Historical Society, too.

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