Memorial Hall Museum Exhibit Features Collection of Local Historian Robin Philbin
Memorial Hall on School Street. The Milford Historical Commission maintains the Museum and the Lyn Lovell Research Room. Courtesy photo
Memorial Hall, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is an impressive building rich in history, built by the Town in 1884 to honor the Civil War soldiers and sailors. It has since been rededicated to all veterans. The Milford Historical Commission maintains the Museum and the Lyn Lovell Research Room.
Recently, Robin Philbin, local historian, donated a collection of memorabilia, town photos, booklets, maps, souvenir programs, and an 1861 MHS diploma, etc. In the past, Robin’s articles were published by the MDN as “Milford: A Look Back – Forgotten Memories.”
Displays include military uniforms, a signal cannon made at Draper Corporation, Milford bottles, a granite exhibit, boot and shoe display, a nurses uniform, as well as, a baseball uniform worn by Dr. Joseph Murray who won a Nobel Prize in Medicine. The Research Room has an extensive collection of pictures and articles on businesses, industries, railroads, granite, churches, military, schools and sports.
The Museum is open to visitors every Thursday 1 – 4 p.m. or by appointment. Meetings, which are open to the public, are held the second Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall.
For further information please call 774-462-3316 or email