Private Tours Can Be Arranged this Winter
The historic houses at the Milford Historical Society (MHS) are closed until next June except for the Christmas Faire. The Eells-Stow House will be decorated and open for tours during the Faire Friday, November 30 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, December 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 34 High Street.
The Bryan-Downs House will offer a warm welcome with free coffee and cider. There will be tabletop trees, decorated wreaths, Christmas baked goods and ornaments for sale. A number of themed gift baskets will be raffled; winners do not have to be present at the drawings to win. And, there will be a visit from Santa Friday night – so bring your camera.
During the winter and spring, private tours may be arranged for groups and descendants of founding families. Just call the Society at (203) 874-2264 and leave a message with the caretaker or contact MHS through Facebook. We always enjoy meeting and talking to people who are interested in the history of Milford. So, whether you live in Milford or not, or are related to one of the early families or not, there is much to learn at MHS about life in the 1600s to the early 1900s – and that history belongs to everyone.
To read more about the Society’s free history lectures in November and January, go to milfordhistoricalsociety.org.