An ongoing project and a major part of the Mission of the Historic Society is the support of the Milford History Museum. In 2004 a major undertaking is the appointment of a new museum director. The Milford History Museum serves the role of being our physical archive for all of the artifacts, such as documents, photos and antiques that we have collected to preserve our local heritage.


The Milford Historical Museum

The restoration of the Pettibone Creek Hydroelectric Station


In November 1999, the Milford Historical Society answered the Village council's call for help to preserve Milford’s Powerhouse in Central Park. This local landmark in danger of demolition by neglect lies within Milford’s National Historic District.  The Pettibone Creek Hydroelectric Station Restoration Committee was formed to develop a plan and seek the funding needed to restore the building. Partners in the project include the historical society, the Village of Milford and Milford’s Downtown Development Authority.


This is the largest and most visible project that the Milford Historic Society has under way right now. This multi-year, multi-million dollar project to restore the Albert Khan designed hydroelectric power station that the Ford Motor Company had built in Milford in the 1930’s is being funded by donations and grants. Click on the link above to get further details on the original use of the station and on the plans for its restoration and the status of the project


Interpretive Signs


An on-going project of the MHS is the placement of signs around the Village to commemorate historic events or mark historic sites and buildings that have been lost.


To view the three current markers that the MHS has erected, click on the picture to the right.


The Annual Home Tour


Another on-going project is the annual Milford Historical Society Home Tour, which features tours of the fine old homes of Milford. The tour just celebrated its 30th anniversary this past year. To see pictures and descriptions of the events surrounding the 2006 annual home tour, click here.

Projects of the Milford Historical Society
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