Christmastime: A great time for Milford history

Decorated tabletop Christmas trees and lavishly adorned wreaths will be found at the Milford Historical Society’s Christmas Faire Friday, Dec. 2, from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3, from noon to 5 p.m. at the historic Bryan-Downs House, 34 High St., near the town dock.

The Eells-Stow House, on the same property, will also be open for self-guided tours. Admission is free.

All trees and wreaths were made by society members, including those in the Herbcrafters group.

There will be a bake shop offering fresh-baked Christmas cookies and breads for sale, and free cider.

Friday, Dec. 2, is also the night of Milford’s Lamplight Stroll, and the society is just a stroll away. Follow High Street where it cuts through the center of the green and go two blocks toward the harbor. Look for the luminaries along the walkways.

There will be knitted apparel and handcrafted ornaments – lots of one-of-a-kind decorations. The Country Store will be stocked with old-fashioned toys, candy and jewelry for children, plus history books, map reproductions, Early American candlesticks, lavender sachets, scented soaps and more.

The faire is a major fundraiser to help pay the cost of much needed preservation work currently being done on the Eells-Stow House, one of the oldest houses in Milford.

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