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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

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 closing for the year after the Holiday Open House. Visit the museum during the Open House from 11 Am until 3 PM.

We need volunteer docents for 2022. Please call the museum and leave your name and a phone number if you are interested in volunteering to be a docent next year. We will be conducting docent training in December.Call 248-685-7308 and leave a message.

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.

 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 -

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

Holiday event 2021

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As we approach the end of the year, we are asking for your donations to support our mission of preserving and sharing the history of the Milford community.   We are hoping to start the New Year with new programing and exhibits to share the unique history of the Milford area.  As you consider your end of year giving, please include the Milford Historical Society in your list of worthy recipients.


The Milford Historical Society is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, so your contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS.  Please consult your tax advisor to know how this applies to your situation.

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