40th Anniversary Celebration

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The Milford Historical Society is celebrating its 1979 move into the Carey House.  Monthly programs are planned for every Open House from April through December.  All events are open to the public and free, although donations will be gratefully accepted.  We are an all volunteer non-profit and rely on community support to continue our work in promoting and preserving the history of Milford.  Open House hours for all events are 2 - 4 pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

APRIL 13 and 14 “A VISIT FROM THE HUTCHINSON FAMILY” sponsored by the Milford Rotary Club.  Singers Steve Blunt, Deborah Goss and Marek Bennett will portray 3 of the famous quartet.

MAY 11 and 12 “ HOW DEEP IS A MOTHER’S LOVE?” Denise Wright Fox, granddaughter of Winifred Wright will attempt to answer that question.  Winifred could be called the Mother of Milford because of her tireless involvement wth the town and her successful effort to keep in touch with 550 soldiers during the World War II years.  Denise will also be signing copies of her grandmother’s book “The Granite Town”.

JUNE 1 and 2 The MILFORD HIGH SCHOOL’S HONORS HISTORY CLASS will provide a program called "Milford's History of Industry and Innovation" under the direction of their teacher, Lindsey Bates.

JULY 13 and 14 DOWN MEMORY LANE. The Society has many donated scrapbooks and we will be putting these out for people to browse through.  If a scrapbook brings back fond memories we will happily donate it to the viewer.  There will also be light refreshments made from recipes in our fundraising cookbook which will be available for sale.

AUGUST 10 and 11 TIME REWIND is a presentation about life in 1979, the year we moved into the Carey House.

SEPTEMBER 14 and 15 QUIZ TIME Put on your thinking cap and try to answer questions about Milford by exploring our exhibitions. All answers will be readily available in the displays.  Everyone should get 100% but no grading will take place!

OCTOBER 5 and 6 OFFICIAL ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION. This celebratory occasion will be hosted by Nancy Schooley. There will also be a TOUCH A TOOL, suitable for all ages. Try to figure out what the tool was used for.  This will be a hands-on event, but parental guidance will be required.  Refreshments will be served.

NOVEMBER 9 and 10 DR. ALEX GONDOLA will present a program about Rev. Humphrey Moore, the first settled minister of the First Congregational Church.  Rev. Moore was also a state legislator, scientific farmer and staunch abolitionist.

DECEMBER 14 and 15 HOLIDAY RECEPTION Our last Open House of the year will be a festive occasion to thank the community for supporting our Society.  Refreshments will be served.