Milford Museum to Open Veteran’s Exhibit


mmm1By Terry Rogers

The Milford Museum will hold the official opening for its new Military Exhibit “Thank You For Your Service” on Sunday, November 13, 2016 from 2 to 4 PM. The new exhibit includes memorabilia from different military eras, including uniforms from different conflicts. In addition, the museum has created lists of all Milfordians who served in wars throughout the years along with photographs of those on the list.

“We are hoping to compile a list of all people from Milford who served in the military, both during war and in peacetime,” Claudia Leister, Executive Director of the Milford Museum, said. “We are asking everyone to bring or email a photo of themselves or a family member who served along with their years of service if they are known so we can include them in the list.” The service members can be men or women from any branch of the service who were Milford residents, even if they were not born and raised in Milford.

The exhibit displays many artifacts, photos and uniforms of the military throughout the years.  Visitors can stroll through the exhibit which begins with the Revolutionary War and ends with the most recent conflicts in the Middle East. Well-preserved uniforms of Milford men and women who served are on display as well as photographs, and other memorabilia. There is also a section on how Milfordians were affected by the War at home.

“The event on November 13 will be to officially open the exhibit, although visitors can stop in and see it prior to the official opening event,” Ms. Leister said. “At the exhibit opening, we plan to salute our veterans and are hoping to have as many veterans as possible in attendance so that we can honor their service. We felt holding the event close to Veteran’s Day was fitting so that we could recognize those who served our country.”

The Milford Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM until 3:30 PM. In addition to the new Military Exhibit, visitors can see the “Frozen: Or How We Kept Our Cool” exhibit which recalls the days of ice harvesting and skating on local lakes as well as several business ventures that were borne out of the need for ice.  “Frozen” closes on Saturday November 19 to enable us to install our Holiday exhibit “A Snowman’s Christmas.  The museum is located at 121 South Walnut Street, across from City Hall and can be reached by phone at 302-424-1080.

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