Torbert artifacts donated to Milford Museum

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General Alfred Thomas Archimedes Torbert, although born in Georgetown, has become one of Milford’s heroes. A decorated Civil War hero, fighting at the Battle of Gettysburg, Torbert was also appointed as U.S. Consul to El Salvador in 1869, U.S. Consul General in Havana in 1871 and U.S. Consul General in Paris in 1873. He and his wife, Mary Currey, lived …

Ghost Walk tickets go on sale October 1

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Milford Museum has announced tickets for their popular Ghost Walk event will begin for members on October 1. Tickets will be for sale to the general public on October 5 for the event planned for Saturday, October 22, 2022. “This year’s event is going to be much different than previous years,” Denise Curtis, Chairperson of the event, said. “We will …

Former School Board President passes away

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Marvin Schelhouse, who served as Milford School District Board of Education for many years, passed away last week in the Delaware Veteran’s Home. He was 84 years old. Schelhouse was born in the Milford Emergency Hospital which was then located on Northwest Front Street on November 10, 1937. He graduated from Milford in 1955 and enlisted in the United States …

South Milford Walking Tour planned for September 10

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Join several Milford Historians on a guided tour of South Milford on Saturday, September 10. The tour begins at the Milford Museum where the walk starts promptly at 9 AM. The tour will cover some of the fascinating history of Milford, including the thriving shipyard industry of the late 1800s, some of the beautiful historic homes in the area as …

Milford LIVE Weekly Review – August 23, 2022

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Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines School board fails to appoint candidate for open seat Culture Hippiefest raises over $11k for Milford Museum The Big Draw Festival Returns to Milford for the 4th Year Second Street Players to Present “Peter and the Star Catcher” Government & Politics Public bathrooms coming …

Hippiefest raises over $11k for Milford Museum

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One of the most unique fundraisers in Milford, Hippiefest, sponsored by the Milford Museum, was a huge success on Saturday, August 20. The lawn of Causey Mansion was filled with people dressed in their best tie-dye and bell bottoms, dancing to the sounds of Lincoln City Band and Dana McDonald. “This event began as a tribute to the 50th anniversary …

Town Hall discusses black history in Milford

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Charlotte King, the founder of the Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice, led a community town hall recently in partnership with Jalyn Powell, CEO of OutLoud and the Milford Museum. The focus of the town hall was to look at black history in the Milford area and included guest speakers as well as short videos presenting the history of people …

Downtown Milford will go to the dogs on Thursday

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Third Thursday will have downtown Milford “going to the dogs” as Downtown Milford Inc. celebrates the “Dog Days of Summer.” The entire downtown area will have vendors and displays related to four-legged family members. “Canine Assisting Service Heroes (CASH) will be here,” Miranda Collins, Events Coordinator for DMI, said. “They are a nonprofit from VVA Chapter 850 and train dogs …

Milford LIVE Weekly Review – July 12, 2022

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Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Bucher takes school board seat Culture Milford Museum exhibit topic of SDARJ Town Hall Government & Politics Downtown density discussed in workshop Delaware bans 37 invasive plants (with more to come) Delaware allots millions to ensure affordable housing Education Reading, teacher retention top successful …

Milford Museum exhibit topic of SDARJ Town Hall

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The Southern Delaware Alliance for Racial Justice (SDARJ) will present “Spotlight:  The New Milford Museum African American History Exhibit” at their next town hall scheduled for Tuesday, July 12 from 7 to 8:30 PM via Zoom. The new exhibit was opened to the public on April 30, highlighting the contributions of African Americans in Milford history. “This history needs to …