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The Milford Historian -

A bimonthly newsletter from

The Milford Historical Society


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Milford Historical Society Schedule of Events for 2017


Upcoming general Membership Meeting Programs -


November 16 -  S. S. Edmund Fitzgerald by Ric Mixter

at MUMC starting at 6:30PM. The MHS board will supply turkeys

for the dinner

Pot luck assignments

A—F– Salads,  G—Q—Side Dishes,  R—Z— Desserts


Our November Speaker will be Ric Mixter. An expert on the Great Lakes.

He will be speaking on the Gales of November, Edmund Fitzgerald and

shipwrecks.  It is said more people learn about the Great Lakes from Ric

Mixter than any other source.  He had produced 30 local shows for PBS

and the Outdoor Channel. He has written a book called The Wheelsman

and is a private pilot of single engine planes and military jets. There is so much

to tell you about Ric I suggest you Google: Ric Mixter. You will be impressed.

Did I mention he is a under-water shipwreck diver? For more on Ric see the

In this months Historian newsletter.


There is no December Meeting but will start up again on Thursday at 6:30 January 18th with our annual Unique, Ugly and Unusual Meeting. Bring a item to share, show off or have us guess what it is. This Meeting is always fun and informative.


This is my last Meeting as Program Director. I have the schedule for 2018 mostly done. Waiting for responses for our November 2018 Meeting. If you have any interest in taking over this position contact Rena Valentine or Sandi Muirhead.


If you have any suggestions for Speakers contact me at 248-310-4286 or email me at travelermom@comcast.net.  - Sandi Muirhead



Other MHS Events for 2017


It’s Time for Fall Tea at the Mary Jackson House

Spend an enjoyable afternoon as the Milford Historical Society will once again host a Fall Tea at the childhood home of Mary Jackson. Ms. Jackson was born and raised in Milford. A graduate of Milford High School class of 1927, Ms. Jackson went on to star in theater productions, television programs and several motion pictures. Her most prominent role was of Ms. Emily Baldwin of the 1970’s program The Walton’s.

Mary Jackson loved the fall season in Milford and often brought her Hollywood friends back to enjoy the fall season.


The date of this year’s Fall Tea is Saturday, November 11, 2017. Two tea seating times will be offered, the first from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the second from 2 p.m. to  p.m.

Each guest will enjoy savories and sandwiches, scones and assorted desserts along with tea, coffee and punch.


Guests will also enjoy a fashion show with a patriotic Red, White and Blue theme. Models will include young men in military uniforms from various eras.


This year’s Fall Tea is a sell out, so you’ll have to wait for the Spring Tea, if you don’t already have a ticket for this one.





























November 11 - Fall Tea at the Mary Jackson House.


December - Museum Closes for the winter



Board Meetings

Jan 25   Feb 22   Mar 22   April 26   May 24   June 28   July 26   Aug 23   Sep 27   Oct 25   Nov 29

All board meetings take place at the Mary Jackson House (648 Canal St)  starting at 7 PM


Now the obituaries from 1929 through 1949 Milford Times have been indexed and made available online. The index is available at http://milfordlibrary.info/find-information/milford-times-obituary-request.


Shop at Kroger and help the Milford Historical Society


Sign up your Kroger Rewards card for the Kroger Community  Rewards program and the Milford Historical Society will receive quarterly  donations from the Kroger program, based upon how much you spend at Kroger on groceries, gas and at the Pharmacy.


Click here or on the Kroger graphic to go to the Kroger Community Rewards site and sign up.



Do you sell things on eBay or maybe you have some things that youi’d like to sell there. Go to our eBay page and find out how you can sell on eBay and benefit the Milford Historical Society at the same time. When you get there, click on the Sell Now button for instructions. Get rid of your unwanted items and benefit the Historical Society, too.

Upcoming Meetings and Events

The Milford Historical Society Endowment Fund Charity Site -


We have established a fund-raising site at the Crowdrise.com web site in order to collect funds for our Milford Historical Society Endowment Fund. The Endowment Fund was established in 2015 as an investment vehicle to support our student docent scholarship program and eventually to help fund the operation of the Milford Historical Museum.


Initially 100% of the funds collected will be invested to help fund the 2 or 3 student docent scholarships that we award each year. If the fund investment returns exceed the amount needed to support the scholarships any excess will be added to the general fund to support the operation of the museum. The Museum is now 100% staffed by volunteers, so all moneys go towards operating expenses such as utilities and upkeep.

To contribute to the Endowment Fund, go to -

https://www.crowdrise.com/themilfordhistorical


Please consult you tax preparer about the tax teeatment of a gift to the Fund.