Milford's own Bernice Blake Perry
The Milford Historical Society public meeting will be held Thursday, June 13 at Town Hall (Banquet Hall). This month's program will be about the life and adventures of Bernice Blake Perry.
Bernice was born and raised in Milford. Her parents were the owners of the well-known Blake's Restaurant. Rather than following her parents in the restaurant business, Bernice embarked on a career in aviation and photography. In 1929, Bernice became New Hampshire's first licensed female pilot. She was also a founding member of the Ninety-Nines, a national advocacy group for women in aviation. Bernice was an avid photographer and combined these two passions, spending several years taking aerial photos for architects and developers. She also captured thousands of photos for Milford and surrounding town's residents. Her prolific collection includes weddings, birthdays, church events, school activities, town festivities and daily life in our town.
The program will be presented by Ed Brouder. He is the co-author of "Manchester's Airport: Flying Through Time".
In addition to being an author, he is also a well-known radio broadcaster and has earned the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award for Broadcast Excellence. He currently teaches Communications courses at Nashua Community College and SNHU. Ed is also president of the Manchester Historic Association.