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For Immediate Release.

January23, 2014.

Milford, Michigan.

The Milford Historical Society Board of Directors on January 22, 2014, elected its new officers for 2014. Norm Werner was elected President. Carol Watkins was elected to be the 1st Vice-President and Rena Valentine was selected as 2nd Vice-President. Sue Bullard was elected Treasurer and Tracey Abraham was elected to the combined position of Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary.  

The board also named Chairmen for several standing committees – Sue Gumper as Chair of the annual Milford Home Tour Committee, Sue Bullard as Chair of the Mary Jackson House Committee, Leon Shuler as Chairman of the Pubilcity & Advertising Committee and Chair of the Membership & Dues Committee, Norm Werner as Chair of the Community Outreach and Fund Raising Committee, Russ and Cathy Rheaum has co-chairs of the Independence Day Parade Committee, and Duane Frietag as Chair of the Granny’s Attic Sale Committee.

Incoming President Werner praised the two years of service by Carol Watkins as President and outlined some of the priorities for the organization for the coming year. “Increasing membership is critical,” said Werner, “and engaging and involving younger families and the youth of the community is a priority.” Another big goal that Werner pointed to for 2014 is the launching of an endowment fund for the Society. “Providing for stable and predictable funding for the future is a key for us,” said Werner, “especially in our program to provide student scholarships to graduating High School students who have worked as docents at the Milford Historical Museum.” Werner promised an announcement soon of the details of the endowment fund.

The Milford Historical Society was founded in 1973 by a group of citizens who recognized the importance of the heritage of their community and wished to share it with their contemporaries and preserve it for those who will follow. The Milford Historical Society is chartered as a 501c3 Non-Profit organization and as such is eligible to accept tax-deductible contributions.  

The Milford Historical Society mission is to collect, preserve and share the history of the Milford, Michigan area. The primary vehicle for accomplishing that mission is the Milford Historical Museum located at 124 E. Commerce Rd in Milford. It may be visited May through November on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The Society also published and sells a book titled TEN MINUTES AHEAD OF THE REST OF THE WORLD – A History of Milford, as another step towards preserving and disseminating the history of Milford, Michigan. For more information about the Milford Historical Society and the Milford Historical Museum, as well as how to become a member, visit their web site –