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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

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.

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.

The Milford Historical Museum

The Museum will be open on Saturdays from 1 - 4 PM.

We need docent volunteers so that we can open the museum more often. Also work on organizing our collection and research work continues at the museum. If yo would like to volunteer to be  docent or for any of the work or have a research question call the museum at 248-685-7308 and leave a message. Someone on the museum staff will get back to you.

If you have been an adult  docent in the past or would like to be an adult docent at the museum please call and leave your contact information. We will call you back.

Welcome Giving Tuesday Visitors -

If you landed here because you clicked on our Giving Tuesday link let me first say thank you. It is important in times like we are now experiencing to continue to support the things that enrich our culture - religion, art, music, history, literature and more. For a while, we cannot be together to enjoy these things, but we cannot afford to let them wither and die during this crisis.

Please give what you can to support The Milford Historical Society and its mission to collect, preserve and share the history of Milford. We are a small, mostly volunteer organization with a very limited budget, so we don’t have a fancy, on-line way for you to give. Please do it the old fashion way - write  a check and put it in the mail to:

The Milford Historical Society

124 E. Commerce St.

Milford, MI  48381

A special thank you to our

2020 Home Tour Sponsors

Even though we had to cancel our 2020 Home Tour, we appealed to past Home Tour Sponsors for support of the Milford Historical Society and the operation of the Milford Historical Museum. The following  companies stepped up to support us in this time of  need.

Heinsight Eye Care

Naranjo Insurance Agency

Huron Valley State Bank

Main Street Art

American House

Tige Reader

Leon Schuler

Thank them when you see them   or visit the business

We have a new Museum Director!

We are happy to announce that Jill Eastcott has accepted the position of Director of thre Milford Historical Museum. Jill brings an impressive set of credentials to the job and a great set of contacts in the history world at the state level. We are planning an event to introduce Jill to the Society membership and the community , so stay tuned

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