Historical Society hosts Cemetery Tour October 18

To the Editor:

The Milford Mirror, Sept. 25, Editorial Cartoon had an error I'd like to correct. The Cemetery Tour on Oct. 18 at 1 p.m. is sponsored by the Milford Historical Society, not the DAR as indicated in the cartoon.

The DAR kindly lets us use their parking lot as a starting place.

Most of the individuals we portray and discuss died in the 1700s and 1800s so we do not wear our Puritan outfits. Except for Robert Treat most of the founders of Milford including Rev. Peter Prudden were buried, without markers, in Prudden's garden next door to the DAR parking lot.

Tickets for the Cemetery Tour are $5 as a fund-raiser for the Milford Historical Society for everyone 12 years and older and can be purchased at the Canvas Patch, in the DAR parking lot just before the tour and at the Historical Society at 34 High St. weekends from 1 to 4 p.m. through Oct. 12. Children under 12, accompanied by an adult, are free.

I'd like to take this opportunity to tell about a new group, Friends of Milford Cemetery, organized under the Milford Cemetery Association, to help with the preservation of the cemetery. Several of the members have been cleaning and straightening stones under the direction of Ray Scholl, superintendant of the cemetery.

To join the group dues are $15 a year, tax deductable, payable to the Milford Cemetery Association.  Put FMC in the memo section. Tee shirts with the Molly Fowler tombstone inscription are for sale for $15 at the Canvas Patch and on Oct. 18  in the DAR parking lot.

All the money collected for ticket and tee shirt sales at the Canvas Patch goes to the Milford Historical Society and Friends of Milford Cemetery. Marti Reed is very kind to do this for many organizations.

Ardienne Damicis

Milford Historical Society