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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.

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The History of Milford, MI Video

An enjoyable video history of Milford, Michigan from YouTube

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 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 - e/Pages/Michigan-Digital-Newspaper-Portal.aspx

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

The Museum is closed until May 2017

The Milford Historical Museum is closed for the remainder of  216 and until May of 2017. You may still make inquiries or arrange to buy historic picture prints or copies of our book “Ten Minutes Ahead of the Rest of the World” by calling the Museum Director, Elaine Hunter at the Museum and leaving a message. The Museum number is 248-685-7308. Leave a message on our answering machine with your name and phone number and Elaine will get back to you.

Also let Elaine know if you’d like to help with any of the work that we will be doing in the Museum over the winter.

Elaine is always looking for new display idea for the Museum, so if you have a collection of some sort that has a link the history of the Milford area, call her and see if displaying it at the Museum might be a fit.


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

April 29 - Spring Tea at the Mary Jackson House

Tickets now on sale at Main Street Art and Acorn Farm. Also available at the Township office call the museum and leave a message and someone will get back to you

April 20 - Composer Stephen Foster (sing-a-long) with Marcus LaPratt -

at the Milford United Methodist Church on Atlantic Street,.

Begins at 6:30 PM. Potluck, see assignments below.

POT LUCK—A—F– Desserts G—Q—Main Dish, R—Z— Salads or Side Dishes