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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.

The Milford Historical Society wishes to thank our 2019 Home Tour Sponsors.

We hope that you will continue to support us in 2020, even though the Corna Virus Pandemic precludes us from holding the Home Tour this year.

Your donations are needed to allow us to maintain the Museum during these trying times. Donations may be mailed to the Museum at 124 E Commerce St, Milford, MI 48381. Put Home Tour Sponsor in the memo line. Thanks for your continued support

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, due to the Covid-19 pandemic

All events, meetings and other activities of the Milford Historical Society have been canceled or put on hold due to concerns and State guidance about the COVID-19 virus. Please check back to see when it might be possible for us to reopen the museum for the 2020 season. Until then - Be Safe!

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

Thank you and God bless.