by Terry Rogers
If you’ve ever wondered about the history of some of the unique buildings found in the northern part of Milford, you can learn more at the ‘Walk Through the Past’ event sponsored by the Milford Museum. Renowned historian and author Dave Kenton and several other historians take a leisurely stroll through downtown on Saturday, May 28, starting at the museum at 9 a.m.
“We will make stops at the Old Red Mill and the peninsula site on the Riverwalk,” said Nicole Rogers, the museum’s director of operations. “Other stops include the Parson Thorne Mansion and Cemetery and the early tanneries area on Mill Street. Many people are unaware that Walnut Street was not always Milford’s main business district, so Dave will provide details on the original area where the businesses were located.
Along the route, Kenton will provide information about the interesting people who not only lived in many of the historic homes along the way, but also the businesses some operated from these homes. Walkers will learn about the towers, the central hotel, the Pikus building and much more. Kenton will also provide details of some historic buildings that are no longer part of Milford but have played an important role in the town’s history.
“We welcome questions about people or places in Milford,” Rogers said. “Not only will Dave lead the walk and provide details of the buildings and their architecture, but several other historians will also be on hand to offer more details about the people who helped shape the city we see today and provide facts. funny about these people.”
Tickets for the event are $10 each and include refreshments inside the Century Club during the march. This is a walking tour and although the plan is for a leisurely walk, it will travel throughout the city centre, to Parson Thorne and back to the museum. Walkers should wear comfortable shoes, a hat, and bring bottled water. All proceeds from the event go to support the exhibits and mission of the Milford Museum. Tickets can be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/north-milford-walking-history-tour-tickets-331902036927.