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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.

The Milford Historical Museum

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

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

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.

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

The Michigan Preservation 14th Annual Rsource Guide

NOTE: This is  big PDF file

Sept 20th   General Membership meeting at the Milford United

Methodist Church on Atlantic St in Milford. Start time is 6:30

with a pot luck dinner. There is a short business meeting and

then the program about Detroit’s own Better Made Potato chips

Pot luck assignments— A—F– Desserts ,G—Q—Main dishes, R—Z— Side/Salad Dishes

The 2018 Milford Home Tour

The Milford Historical Society is excited to present the 42nd Annual Milford Home Tour, this year featuring 6 wonderful homes, as well as our great Milford Historical Museum and the Pioneer Log Cabin next the Milford Fire Station.

800 E. Commece Rd


405 Hickory St

702 E. Huron St

324 East St

2018 Home Tour dates - September 15 & 16

The homes will be open from 11 AM  until 5 PM  both days. Ticket prices are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors over age 65 and teens above the age of 12. Tickets may be purchased starting in August at Acorn Farm, Your Nesting Place  and Main Street Art, as well as at the Milford Historical Museum. All proceeds from the Home Tour go to support the operation of the Milford Historical Museum.

335 S. Houghton

540 Union St

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.