Discover your family's story.
Start with your name.
The Milford Historical Society now offers help with Genealogy research. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to get in touch with our researchers.
Member Contributed Content -
Moments in Time -
Remembering Milford’s Own Mary Jackson -
Historic Pictures From Milford, Michigan Available for Sale -
We have undertaken a fund-
Pictures suitable for framing will be for sale in the Museum. Call the Museum at 248-
Photos@milfordhistory.org 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
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-
The local obituaries from 1929 through 1949 have been indexed and made available online. The index is available at http://milfordlibrary.info/find-
Find us on FACEBOOK
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.
Passing of Mary Lou Gharrity
Mary Lou Gharrity with Marlene Gomez at the Milford Historical Museum
Independence Day Parade
We WILL have an Independence Day Parade this year on the 4th of July! Click here for the Parade Application
Mary Lou Gharrity passed away on February 16, 2022. Mary Lou was a founding member of the Historical Society. For many years she could be found at the museum working on the archives or teaching the young docents the way of the museum.
Mary Lou was elected to serve as the Societies first President. She would go on to serve on the Board of Directors for many years. When she decided it was time to step down from the Board, she became the Museum Director. When she decided it was time to step down from being the Museum Director, she rejoined the Board.
Mary Lou's knowledge of Milford and its history was remarkable. She
could remember individuals and their life story without having to look anything up. For the last 49 years of the Historical Society’s existence, Mary Lou was there to support it. She truly loved this town and the people that lived here.
The Milford Historical Museum
The Museum is closed for the winter and will reopen on \May 4 2022.
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-
Special visits to the museum while it is closed may be possible. Call the museum and leave a message with your request and we will get back to you.