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2017 General Meeting Programs preview - Click here to visit the News and Events Page to see what programs are coming up in 2017. We hope to see you at the meetings.

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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

The Michigan Preservation 14th Annual Rsource Guide

NOTE: This is  big PDF file

Discover your family's story.

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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

Now the 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 open Wednesdays Saturdays and Sundays from 1 PM until 4 PMFor special tours call the Museum Director Elaine Hunter at the Museum - (248) 685-7308

Please leave a message if no one answers - Elaine checks the messages every day.


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

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

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.

Sep 14—General Membership Meeting at Milford United Methodist Church—6:30 PM  POT LUCK—A—F– Salads or Sides Dishes' G—Q—Main Dish R—Z— Desserts

Sep 16-17—The Home Tour

Oct 19— General Membership Meeting at the United Methodist Church at 6:30 PM. POT LUCK—A—F– Main Dishes G—Q—Desserts R—Z— Side Dishes or Salads

November Speaker: Ric Mixter

Millions of television viewers recognize Ric Mixter as a shipwreck researcher, diving over 100 shipwrecks in the Great Lakes, including the Edmund Fitzgerald. He has produced over 30 programs for PBS and the Outdoor Channel, and appeared as a shipwreck expert on the History and Discovery Channels.   He leads the pack when it comes to sharing our unique underwater resources with the general public, and thousands of dive show patrons and countless school kids know him as the energetic story teller who uses video like no other presenter can.

Fall Tea at the Mary Jackson House - Saturday, November 11, 2017. Two tea seating times will be offered, the first from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the second from 2 p.m. to  p.m.