History Expands Space

The Milford Historical Society will hold a ribbon cutting on June 16 to celebrate the completion of their new expanded exhibit space. Many members of the community will be in attendance.

More space is now available to showcase Milford’s rich history. This past year has been quite an undertaking. A construction project to raise the roof and provide more square footage to show memorabilia or special displays broke ground on July 6, 2011. The historic Bryan - Downs house has been modernized with a new HVAC system and is now handicapped accessible. A separate project replaced the cedar roof on the Eells-Stow house next door.

A ribbon cutting will take place on Saturday, June 16 at 1 pm to celebrate the completion of this project that has received support from so many members of the community. Tom Ivers the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Coordinator for the City, Representatives from the Mayors office and Concerned Citizens for People with Disabilities Committee will help dedicate this expansion. This will be followed by a reception and tours of the addition as well as tours from our docents David Gregory and Ardienne Damicis.

The new expanded exhibit space’s summer exhibit "Celebrating Scouting in Milford," features scout uniforms including a Mariner Scout uniform and flag. For fall, the exhibit area will turn to The Milford Garden Club, which is celebrating their 85th anniversary with a flower show, "Historic Milford in bloom" at our houses. A steady crowd of buccaneers stopped by the Society last Sunday for Milford’s Pirate Day.

The Milford Historical Society preserves and educates about Milford’s long and rich legacy. They are open weekends until October (except for Father’s Day) from 1 to 4 at 34 High Street, between the Historic Milford Green and Milford harbor.

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