MILFORD — A ‘Turf and Twig’ Ceremony Re-enactment of the City of Milford founders arriving in 1639 will take place Wednesday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. at City Hall. In addition, Milford’s 375th Anniversary Committee is calling on the community to volunteer their time to the many events planned throughout the year.

“There are a still a number of opportunities available. With so much talent in Milford, this is sure to be a year to remember, and we look forward to community wide participation,” said Committee Chairman Robert Gregory,

The Committee is comprised of groups managing the various aspects of the 375th Anniversary Celebration activities, including music, entertainment, public relations, education, history and more.

Committee Vice-Chair Pete Smith, a lifelong resident of Milford, fondly remembers volunteering for the 350th Anniversary Committee.

“It really was a special moment for everyone in our community. From those with deep family roots or folks who had just moved to town, there was no lack of participation and each event was a wonderful celebration of our history,” said Smith. “The 375th Celebration will be fun for all of those who love Milford, from young to old and everyone in-between!”

Along with a Celebration Week from June 9 to June 15, the year will encompass history tours, community and school education, art and musical competitions, amongst many more.

“We are looking for folks of all ages with a passion for this City, an expertise ready to put to good use, an extra set of hands and some great ideas,” said Gregory.

Those interested should reach by sending an email via the website contact form at, or contact the City of Milford’s Community Development Office at 203-783-3230.