Historical Society leads tour of historic spots downtown
The Milford Historical Society invites residents to take a walk around downtown Milford on Saturday, July 11, starting from the Parson’s parking lot on West Main Street.
The group will gather at 9:45 a.m., and the 1.5 hour tour will begin at 10 a.m.
The walk will include a mixture of the old and new. See the site of Ye Olde Clark Tavern where George Washington once stopped for a meal, and continue on to the September 11 monument. Learn about the “Doughboy” statue dedicated to World War I veterans, and later see the site of the Capitol Theater where movies once cost 99 cents. Memorial Bridge is on the tour as is the Hotchkiss Bridge where the proposed Founders Walk will be constructed.
The tour is free, although donations will be accepted. To sign up for the tour, call Barbara Ortoleva at 203-874-0035.
The Society’s three houses are open for tours every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. For more information go to milfordhistoricalsociety.org.