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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.

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

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.

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 Michigan Preservation 14th Annual Rsource Guide

NOTE: This is  big PDF file

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.

Thank you to our

2018 Home Tour


The Milford Historical Society wishes to thank our 2018 Home Tour Sponsors. You support of this event helped us raise the money that we need to keep the

Historical Museum open.

Presenting sponsor -

Veterinary Care Specialists & VCS Pets First

Platinum Level Sponsor -

Motto Mortgage Direct

Gold Level Sponsors -

Milford DDA

Naranjo Insurance Agency

Silver Level Sponsors -

 Ellis Brothers Collision

Heinsight Eye Care

Acericus Coney & Grill

Bronze Level Sponsors -

Clothing Cove

Huron Valley State Bank

Primerica - Kae & Steve Schorling

Digital Document Store

M.J. Whelan Construction

Budget Blinds

Milford Family Dentistry

Cranberry Park

Main Street Art

Jeffrey Stark - Edward Jones

The Milford Historical Museum

The Museum is open for the 2019 and will usually be open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 4 PM

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

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.  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

Historic Preservation Survey

Click here to go to a brief survey that is being conducted  to determine the interest level in historic building preservation

Sign up for the 2019 4th of July parade by printing our an application and getting it back into us. The Theme this year is the celebration of the 150th anniversary of  the creation of the Village of Milford. Click here for the Parade application

July 21   -   Picnic at the Mary Jackson House -  

2 P.M.—Chicken, Hot dogs, Iced Tea, Lemonade, Water, Plates & Silverware, Napkins and Entertainment will be provided. Please bring a dish to pass and anything else you need.