November 29 to December 20
The Milford Historical Society’s Country Store will open for Christmas shopping on Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. on Nov. 29, Dec. 6, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 at the Bryan-Downs House, 34 High Street.
If you are new in town or know someone who is, we have a number of Milford history books and reproduction maps of the early settlement that make great Christmas gifts. There’s also a children’s coloring book about local history.
There are dozens of old-fashioned toys (no batteries needed!) that will fascinate children. The small toys make great stocking stuffers. The store also offers candles, Christmas ornaments with the Society logo, two kinds of soap, sachets with lavender from this summer’s MHS herb garden, mineral samples, prisms and more.
For your safety, customers’ temperatures will be taken by a non-contact forehead thermometer. Please wear masks. Social distancing will be expected, and a hand-sanitizing station will be available for use before and after you shop. There is a Plexiglas shield at the sales counter.
The best part is that you can shop at your leisure and avoid crowds at malls and big stores. The building and restroom are fully accessible.
Maximum 5 people
THE COUNTRY STORE AND GIFT SHOP
The Country Store is open during regular visiting hours of The Milford Historical Society and special events. We carry children's toys, books on Milford's history, maps of old Milford, crafts and gifts. The Country Store also has an exhibit of many old grocery containers and store-related items.