Greetings to all.
I would just like to take the time to tell you all about some of the things you may find on a visit to our museum. Yes, the Lincoln Flag is here, but we also have many other items of interest. Take Audubon’s Birds, for instance. These are the birds that were killed and stuffed specifically for the purpose of his sketching them. I guess Audubon had a hard time getting birds to stay still while he sketched them, and this guaranteed his subject would remain motionless…for good. We also have the noose used in the only public hanging ever to take place in our not always so quaint Milford. Herman Paul Schultz tracked his estranged wife Lizzie down to a Boarding House in Shohola and shot her in the head. This all happened in 1898 and you could not only view the noose, but we also have the gun and several notes from people requesting to witness the hanging, which took place at what is now our Sheriff’s Office on Broad Street. The old stone building was the hub of activity on the day of the hanging and Milford was described as having a “carnival like atmosphere” at the hanging of Schultz. Now I am not a big fan of re-enactments, but this is one I’d like to see! I even have a few people in mind to be a part of it.
I would also like to mention that we have much historical information in our files and many sources for genealogy and general research. We have microfilmed newspapers dating back to 1884 and a fabulous photograph collection to aid folks in their research. Research fees vary, and we are here to help. Just please do yourself a favor and make an appointment so we are best staffed to help you when you visit.
Please consider joining us for our upcoming events. Our talented friend Billy Hipkins will be in Hawley for one night only doing a performance of his brilliant one man play-For the Benefit of Miss Jennie Gourlay. If you haven’t seen it I would highly recommend doing so; and if you have, it is better the second time I assure you. That will take place on December 20th at the Hawley Silk Mill. A great venue and a chance to partner with the nice folks at Harmony Presents. Thanks to Jill Carletti for giving us this opportunity to raise funds for the preservation of Miss Gourlay’s stage costumes through this performance. So mark your calendars for December 20th and haul it up to Hawley for a great evening out and support a great cause.
On December 15th our friend and State Rep. Rosemary Brown will host a showing of the documentary Veterans Nation. Museum admission will be free to all Veterans from 1-3pm on that Sunday. The film is also free.
I sincerely hope all of you have a lovely Thanksgiving in the company of good friends and family.
With every good wish-
608 Broad Street, Milford, Pennsylvania