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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.

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 at our March meeting. 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

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 Spoecialists & 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

We would also like to thank the many

Businesses, families and individuals who supported the event by buying banner shingles.

Jack Bolling Law

Community Choice CU

Medilodge of Milford

Shuler Financial Services

Village Pizza

Qualman Family

Tyler Family

Spindler Law

Valentine Family

Hunter Family

Cupetilli Family

McDonald's Of Milford

Acorn Farm

Downtown Garage

Your Nesting Place

The Root

Burger Joint

Milford Feed

LaFontaine Automotive

Milford House

Tige Reader

Wright Renovations

Bakers of Milford

The Valentine Family

Schupan Recycling

Village Manor Retirement

Advance Concrete Products

Huron Valley Furniture

Packerland Records Mgmt

Hector & Jimmy's

Two Moms & a Mop

The Blue Grill

Thanks for a wonderful 2018 Milford Home Tour

The Board of  Directors of the Milford Historical Society would like to thank all of the volunteers who helped make the 2018 Home Tour one of our must successful ever,especially the house captains and docents who manned the houses and venues during the tour. We especially wish to thank the following home owners for volunteering to open their homes to the public for the Tour.

405 Hickory - Tammy & Mark Kubat

324 East St - Jamie & Jennifer Shoemaker

800 E. Commerce- Tom & Dana DeBenham

540 Unhjion St - Dan and Jennifer Wohletz

701 E Huron - Bob & Connie Lippert

335 S Houghton - Justin & Lauren Hammond

Nov 15 General Membership meeting—Meeting starts at 6:30 with a pot luck dinner. Turkeys are provide by board members

The November program features our member, Sue Grifor, who has worked at several of the PBS series, “Antique Road Show”.  Sue will fill us in on what goes on behind the scenes you see on TV and all the excitement of finding treasures.

Pot luck assignments— A—F– Sides and Salads, G—Q—Desserts, R—Z— Main Dish (turkeys provided by the board—bring main sides like dressing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, etc.

The Milford Historical Museum

Is currently open for the 2018 season and is usually open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 4 PM

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