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.


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                        _____________________________

2018 at 7:00 PM

Jennyfer Holmes is the guest speaker on Monday, March 19 at seven o’clock at the Mary Taylor Church Hall.  The topic is the history of the First Baptist Church and its parallels to Milford History.

At this meeting, the Milford Historical Society will receive donations of non-perishable food  for the Milford Senior Center.

Further information is available in Programs and Events reached by clicking here 




This site contained the wrong date for last January's program.  There will be another portrayal of Joseph Plumb Martin by Tim Chaucer in Branford on March 28.  You may reach the Brandford website by clicking here.  Our apologies for any inconveniences this error may have caused.

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.