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

Moments in Time - a series of articles about Milford’s History written by Joyce Clark, which appeared in the Milford Times

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 Fall Tea, which is Usually planned for November. The tea may be canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. To read more about the tea click here.

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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 -

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

The Milford Historical Museum

The Museum is is now open for the 2023 season The Museum is open on Saturdays and Sundays’ from 1 - 4 PM.

Come in and see the new exhibits for 20223 and get a docent-guided tour.

New MHS Logo Contest

As part of the celebration of 50 years of existence, the Milford Historical Society has decided to have a contest to create a new logo for the organization.

A write up about the contest, explaining the theme and rules for entering a design  may be found by clicking here. Groups or individuals wishing to enter a design will find the Entry Form that may be downloaded by clicking here.

Below is the current MHS logo.

Click on the graphic above to see it full size on the News and Events Page


 The local  obituaries from 1929 through 1949 have been indexed and made available online. The index is available at

Member Contributed Content - stories and articles researched  written and edited by Historical Society members

For information on how to help save the Log Cabin click on the graphic above and then follow the QR code or the other instructions.


Click on the graphic to see a full size view of the flyer.