We are a community museum with free admission. As an IRS approved 501 (c)3 non-profit educational museum, we portray the history of the Greater Milford community using artifacts, photographs and the personal stories of our residents from the 1700s to today. Some exhibits are long term telling significant parts of Milford History and some change with the season or for special events.
The museum is right in the center of downtown Milford located in the historic 1910 Post Office. The museum was founded in 1983 and has grown steadily. Our Board of Directors is dedicated to raising the visibility of the Museum in our community, providing oversight and raising funds to keep the museum a valuable resource for local residents and educators.
Our visitors are a diverse group; residents and school groups wanting to learn more about our history, out of town visitors considering a move to the area, and casual visitors enjoying some local event or attraction. Annual visitation grows every year and we are always on the lookout for new ways to serve the community.
The Museum’s collections number over 15,000 individual artifacts and 3,500 images. We are always “on the lookout” for any item relating to Milford’s history so please remember us when you are cleaning out your closets! We seek not only the extraordinary, but also the ordinary items of local daily life. This especially includes Milford’s photographic history. If you have any photographs showing old Milford houses and businesses, we would love to add them to our collection. You don’t have to give us the original; we can scan a copy for our records.
Make sure to include a visit to Milford Museum on your summer agenda. You’ll be pleased you did! Many thanks to our members and visitors for your continued support. It is only because of you that we can remain a vital part of downtown Milford.
Claudia Furnish Leister, Executive Director