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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.

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 planned for November 16. To read more about the tea click here.

Thank you to our

2019 Home Tour


The Milford Historical Society wishes to thank our 2019 Home Tour Sponsors. Your support of this event helped us raise the money that we need to keep the

Historical Museum open.


Presenting sponsor -

Veterinary Care Specialists & VCS Pets First

Gold Level Sponsors -

Milford DDA

Cranberry Park Assisted |Living and Memory Care

Silver Level Sponsors -

Heinsight Eye Care

Naranjo Insurance Agency

Americus Coney & Grill

Bronze Level Sponsors -

Clothing Cove

Huron Valley State Bank

Main Street Art

Jeffrey Stark - Edward Jones

Medilodge of Milford

Law Office of Jack Bolling

American House

BIGG architecture

Tige Reader

Thank you also to the many supporters who displayed  banner shingles on our Home Tour banners.

The Milford Historical Museum

The Museum is currently closed. It  will reopen for the 2020 season in May and will usually be open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 4 PM

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

March 19 - General Membership Meeting -  Canceled due to Corona Virus concerns

March 21 - National Quilt Exhibit at the Museum - Canceled due to Corona Virus concerns

Jackie Swenson has arranged for an on line Pampered Chief party.  The money that would normally go to the hostess in the form of gifts will be paid to us.  This is to benefit the painting fund.  The sale will run thru April 1.

This is the Facebook link for party 9080650461/?ref=share

This is link to order online ordhistorical

Gail A Schember #707745


Enriching lives one meal and one memory at a time!

The Milford Historical Society has canceled all activities involving the public until further notice as we join the fight against the spread of the Corona virus