May 20, 2019
Milford Historical Society
Costa Azzurra: 72 Broadway, Milford, Connecticut
Monday, May 20, 2019 Six P.M.
Family Style: Salad, pasta, chicken, eggplant, sole, veggie, coffee, tea, soda
Cost: $31 Includes tax and gratuity
Please indicate names of attendees and make checks payable to and send to:
The Milford Historical Society
P.O. Box 337
Milford, Connecticut 06460
RSVP by May 13, 2019
June 1, 2019
Historical Society’s Summer Exhibit Opens:
‘Our Town – Our Story’: Treasures from the Moger Photo Collection
Builders of the Memorial Bridge
The Milford Historical Society invites you to pay a visit to see “Our Town – Our Story: Treasures from the Moger Photo Collection,” where you will see scenes from the late 1800s and early 1900s. The exhibit, at 34 High St., will open the weekend of June 1 and June 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. and will be open every Saturday and Sunday (except Labor Day Weekend) until Oct. 6th. The free exhibit includes docent-led tours of the Society’s three houses that played important parts in the town’s history. The photos are from the Daniel and Roma Moger Photograph Collection. Having been born in Milford, the Mogers knew a lot of people from school, church, business, and civic organizations. So in later years when friends downsized or moved out of state, they gave them their old photos. Or when families were going through things belonging to deceased relatives, they knew what to do with “these old things” they didn’t want.
People knew their photos would be saved and, more importantly, be shared with the town. So, the collection really belongs to everyone.
The exhibit includes a collection of bills and receipts from the 1800s that have been saved by the Stowe family. You can see how much interest the Milford Savings Bank was paying, figure how where to get your next delivery of a block of ice or where to take your ox to get new shoes.
There is also a display of accessions that have been donated to MHS this past year.
Collecting the stories of old Milford takes many people, and we invite you to tell us yours. At the exhibit we ask that you write down information that can be added to the Society’s archives. You are our best source of what Milford was like in earlier days, and you know the stories your family told you.
Part of the exhibit, includes a bulletin board where we need your help in identifying house locations and names of families who lived in them. (Here we slip in a public service announcement: If you have old photos to pass on to your family, please date them and add people’s names!)
Also, MHS is working to collect more old Town/City Directories, those bright orange books. They are a wealth of information and sometimes the only source of facts needed for dating items. We would be very happy to accept them as donations for the archives. There’s one more thing we invite you to do: become a member of the Milford Historical Society. There are folders and membership forms in the Country Store. To learn more about MHS, go to milfordhistoricalsociety.org.
The Three Historic Houses Open for Tours
The Eells-Stow house, the Clark-Stockade house, both of which originally date from the 17th Century and the Bryan-Downs house from the 18th Century each containing numerous artifacts from the original settling of Milford in 1639 through the 20th Century, located at 34 High St., will open the weekend of June 1 and June 2 from 1 to 4 p.m. and will be open every Saturday and Sunday (except Labor Day Weekend) until Oct. 6th.
July 19, 20 and 21, 2019
Founding Families Festival
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