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2016 General Meeting Programs preview - Click here to visit the News and Events Page to see what programs are coming up in 2016. We hope to see you at the meetings.

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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’s Historic District

The Michigan Preservation 14th Annual Rsource Guide

NOTE: This is  big PDF file

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

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The History of Milford Video

An enjoyable video history of Milford, Michigan from YouTube

Historic Pictures 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 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 2016 Sponsors

Platinum Level -

The Milford Times

Veterinary Care Specialists

Robertson Brothers Homes /Flagstar Bank

Gold Level -

Milford DDA

MediLodge of Milford

Silver Level -

Law Office of Jack Bolling

Community Choice CU


Bronze Level -

The Clothing Cove, The Digital Document Store, Anytime Fitness, Milford Mills, Mathnasium of West Huron Valley, Jeffrey Stark - EdwardJones, Hector & Juimmy’s, Heinsight Eyecare, Huron Valley State Bank, M.J. Whelan Construction

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 - wspaper_portal.php

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

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

Our next General Membership meeting is Thursday, November 17th.  Our guest speaker will be talking about the History of Baskets.  There will be a pot luck dinner, of course; but the Board members will be providing the turkey.  Hope you can come.  It will start at 6:30. For this one potluck only members with last names starting with A to M should bring side dishes that go with turkey or salads. Members with last names starting with N through Z should bring desserts.

Upcoming Event -

The Museum is OPEN!

The Milford Historical Museum is 40 years old this year. If you haven’t been to the Museum lately, or maybe ever, plan on visiting this summer. The Museum opened on May 14 with a celebration featuring  refreshments and entertainment. The Museum will be open on Wednesdays, Saturday’s and Sunday’s this season from 1 - 4 PM.

There is a new display provided by the Huron Valley Numismatic Club that features merchant tokens that were used by local merchants as business promotions in the late 1800’s and early 20th Century.


Click here or on the picture to go to the Save the Depot web site


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