Milford is celebrating its 375th Anniversary this year!
We hope you will join our year-long celebration as we host a wonderful variety of events for citizens and visitors of all ages.
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Thursday, August. 21st, 6:00 PM - Walnut Beach - Milford's 375th Anniversary Committee and the Walnut Beach Arts and Business Association will host a family night at Walnut Beach on Thursday, Aug. 21. The Walnut Beach Art Stroll kicks off the evening at 6 p.m. with a glimpse of the Milford Education Foundation's Chair-ity Auction chairs. Residents can view the hand painted and crafted Adirondack chairs and take a selfie to send to ... [ more ]
June 5, 2014 - Red Hat Publishing is pleased to announce the online availability of the Milford Living Summer Issue / 375th City of Milford Anniversary Edition, which also serves as the "Official Guide" to Milford's 375th. Printed copies will be available on newstands and in mailboxes next week! [ more ]
May 28, 2014 - By Jill Dion - Milford Mirror -It was serendipity, former Mayor Alan Jepson said, that led to the discovery of the original Milford flag just as the city is celebrating its 375th anniversary. The story of the Milford flag, which can be seen hanging alongside the American flag on many city flagpoles, goes like this: Fifty years ago the city was celebrating its 325th anniversary. Then-Mayor Jepson called then-School Supt. Joseph Foran and said he thought the city should have its own flag and asked Foran if he would like to get the schools involved. The two teamed up for a design contest, and eventually... [ more ]
May 27, 2014 - Milford Now - What started 48 days ago as a simple project in the Milford Public Schools has turned into a 'daily buzz' amongst students throughout the entire city.The Trivia Question of the Day challenges students in all 14 Milford Public Schools and several parochial and private schools to come up with answers on topics ranging from Milford's colonial times to the Oyster Festival – and everything in-between. Questions are posed to students each day during the school's morning announcements. Answers are given the next school day .. [ more ]
April 30, 2014- Citizens from Milford and surrounding towns are invited to contribute items for the 2014 TIME CAPSULE project. In celebration of Milford's 375th Anniversary, the Time Capsule Project is being spearheaded by long-time Milfordite DeForest (Frosty) Smith, along with an enthusiastic team of fellow citizen volunteers. "We look at this project as giving all citizens a way to help tell "Milford's Story" to residents of the future," Smith commented. "It is an exciting project and I hope we receive many submissions."Time Capsule Submission Forms will be placed strategically throughout the city ... [ more ]
April 8, 2014 - Mayor Ben Blake today announced that the City of Milford and Devon Rotary have joined forces to replace the Memorial Flagpole on the green. Over the years, the 99.7 foot steel flagpole has lost its structural integrity due to a number of stress cracks as well as general wear and tear. The Devon Rotary Foundation eagerly took on the project to replace the existing steel flagpole with a new 110 foot fiberglass maintenance-free pole. The Devon Rotary has also pledged to supply the City with two new flags every year ... [ more ]
April 8, 2014 MILFORD — It's only taken 375 years but Milford finally has its official flower. It seems only fitting now that it is spring the city adopted the official flower of Milford, which is the Echinacea purpureau 'Magnus,' also commonly known as the "Eastern Purple Coneflower." The Board of Aldermen unanimously made the selection at its meeting Monday night. Milford Garden Club Program Chairwoman Bunny Elmore said as the city is celebrating its 375th anniversary this year it seemed only appropriate that Milford have an official flower. "We felt Milford deserved to have its own flower," Elmore said ... [ more ]