Milford Historical Society  34 High Street, Milford, CT 06460

Easy Fundraising:  AmazonSmile and Helping Hands

AmazonSmile:  The Milford Historical Society is registered on AmazonSmile to receive donations from products purchased on Amazon. How does AmazonSmile work? Go to AmazonSmile ( and type in Milford Historical Society Trust UA as your charitable organization and we should be at the top of the list. Then, whenever you shop at AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to the Milford Historical Society.

Helping Hands: Our fundraising efforts now include partnering with an organization called Helping Hands that will take our members’ donated household items and pay Milford Historical Society 12% of the selling price. 

If you have items to donate, just take them to the store at 334 Boston Post Road, Orange. Drop-off is in the back parking lot. Be sure to tell the workers you want proceeds from the sale of your items to go the Society, and tell them that the MHS account number is 372. It may help if you write that number on the box or bag you are using. To learn more about the store, go to  You can arrange the pick-up of furniture by calling (203) 782-4800.


Come visit Wharf Lane


Wharf Lane was the name of the street which ran from the Green to the town dock, now called High Street. Our Wharf Lane complex includes three historic houses.

Visit us at 34 High Street, Milford. We are open for tours on Saturdays and Sundays 1-4 pm between Memorial Day and Columbus Day; other times by appointment. Contact us for special tours. A group of 10 or more people must make arrangements in advance. 203-874-2664. $5 per person donation.


Tag Sale June 9

 A Tag Sale will be held on the grounds of the Milford Historical Society, 34 High St., on Sat., June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Rain date June 10). MHS will have a table and other tables will be sponsored by individual members. Proceeds will go toward the ongoing restoration and preservation of the Bryan-Downs House (c. 1785).  

House Tour Season Opens June 2

Tours of the Milford Historical Society’s Historic Houses begins the weekend of June 2 and 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. and continues every Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 7. Docent-led tours of the society’s three houses will be held every weekend at the MHS at 34 High Street, not far from the Town Dock.

​Threads of Milford History: Quilts from 1830 to 1990

Features Quilts Made in Milford 

“Threads of Milford History: Quilts from 1830 to 1990” is the title of the Milford Historical Society’s summer exhibit that opens the weekend of June 2 and 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. and will be on view every Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 7. Free docent-led tours of the society’s three houses will be held every weekend at the MHS at 34 High Street, not far from the Town Dock.

May 21, 2018
6:00 PM

The family-style dinner will be held on Monday, May 21 at 6:00 pm at the Costa Azzurra Restaurant, 72 Broadway, Milford. Please make reservations by sending your check for $30/person to Helen LaPlante, P.O. Box 337, Milford, CT 06460.


Students entering 7th grade through all high school grades and adults

 Saturdays and Sundays, 1 to 4 PM

 Show visitors around the Eells-Stow and Stockade Houses or the Exhibit, or work in the colonial store, 3 or 4 times between Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, October 7th (or more often if you wish). Student docents generally work on Saturdays, but may also volunteer for Sunday afternoons.

Training day will be Saturday, May 19th at 1 PM. Guide notes are available. The Milford Historical Society is at 34 High Street.

Contact Chris Bishop at or text at 203-645-3291 or Barbara Ortoleva at or call at 203-874-0035                        _____________________________

The Milford Historical Society


The Milford Historical Society is a non-profit organization open to all people interested in the unique history of Milford.

Our mission is to collect and preserve Milford antiquities, to encourage historical investigation, and to disseminate historical information.

Contact us with any questions.