Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the infamous Woodstock music festival, the Milford Museum hosted HippieFest on Saturday, August 24 on the lawn of the Causey Mansion in Downtown Milford. Lincoln City Band along with Dana McDonald from Cool 101.3 played music from the 1960s and 1970s. Guests enjoyed food, beer and wine tastings while several vendors featured items that fit the theme.
Continuing a commitment to the Milford Museum with past events like the Roaring 20’s party, the owners of the Causey Mansion went all out to create an atmosphere that honored the historic experience.
“Unlike the Roaring 20s which is ‘dress up’ with ‘dance steps’ the HippieFest was ‘dress down’ and ‘do your own thing’. People brought there own blankets, lawn chairs and is some cases coolers with their favorite drinks,” said owner of Causey Mansion Joey Phillips. “We had a Hay Wagon for the band to use and we also had Dana McDonald so the music never stopped, the energy was fantastic.”
Funds from the event will help support the Milford Museum. Since 1963 a dedicated group of volunteers has taken the Milford Museum from an idea to a cornerstone of the greater Milford community. In 2011, Claudia Furnish Leister was hired as Executive Director and under her leadership the museum’s impact on the local communities has grown.
“The atmosphere of HippieFest was upbeat and full of enthusiasm in the anticipation of a good time. I don’t think anyone was disappointed. My favorite experience was having so many people tell me that they have lived in Milford their whole life and never knew that this amazing yard existed behind Causey Mansion,” said Leister. “There are still new things to learn about Milford and her rich history. I know people left feeling happy and pleased. The crowds enthusiasm encouraged the band to play for an extra hour.”
The Milford Museum is located at 121 S. Walnut Street, Milford, DE. It is open 10am – 3:30pm Tuesday through Saturday, and 1pm – 3:30pm on Sunday. Closed on Mondays and Holidays. Admission is FREE. For additional information, individuals are encouraged to call 302-424-1080.
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