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Looking for a spring/summer collections intern!

We are accepting applications for a spring/summer collections intern from recent undergraduate or graduate students in programs emphasizing history, museum studies or a related field. An intern is needed to assist the Executive Director with cataloging, rehousing, and inventorying objects in the collection.

For more information about this internship, please contact the Executive Director, Allison Schell, at or at 302-684-1010. Applications, which should include a cover letter, resume and three references, are due by Friday, May 9th.

We’ve won an “Off-Centered” Grant! DFH-logo

The MHS is pleased to announce that we have been selected as winners for the Community category of Dogfish Head’s Benevolence Grant Challenge. Other local winners were selected for the Arts and the Environment categories. The funds from the grant will be put towards educational programming and future exhibitions. BUT…

We have a chance to win an extra $1,000 and you can help us achieve that! Mark your calendars: on Wednesday, February 19th (time TBD) is the MHS Benevolence Night at the Dogfish Head Brewpub in Rehoboth Beach. How we can win some extra money is that our organization has to have the greatest number of people show up that night (we are competing against the winners of the Arts and Environment grants). We hope you will be able to come out and help support the MHS while also enjoying some pub grub and local brews!

New Exhibit! “Art in the Attic” on Display Now

The Fannie Kimmey

Our latest exhibit featuring local artwork found in our “attic” is still on display in our art gallery until the end of February. Stop by the museum Wednesday through Saturday 11-4 to see our new display. Click here to read what the press has to say about it!




New Partnership: the Milton Historical Society and Delmarva Historic Haunts

delmarva historic hauntsThe Milton Historical Society is pleased to announce their partnership with local paranormal investigation team, Delmarva Historic Haunts (DHH). Beginning this fall, the museum will host DHH’s CEO Rick Coherd for a Paranormal 101 Class on Friday, Sept. 27th from 7:30-9 ($15 per person). If you have always been curious about the paranormal or are interested in learning more about it, you will want to attend this engaging program. In 2014, Rick and his team of “parahistorians” will begin an investigation of several buildings throughout the town. He is interested to see if the history of the town will “talk back.” Stay tuned for more exciting events to happen! To learn more about Rick and Delmarva Historic Haunts, visit their website:



Milton Historical Society Announces Appointment of New Director


Photo Credit: Delaware Coast Press

The Board of Trustees of the Milton Historical Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Allison Schell as its new Director. Ms. Schell completed her Masters degree in Museum Studies from George Washington University in Washington, DC in May.  Her Bachelors degree is in American History from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.  Wherever Ms. Schell has lived and studied, she has delved into the local history through study and work at a wide variety of museums and historical sites gaining a broad range of experience.  While living near Washington, DC, Allison was a docent at the George Washington Masonic Memorial, worked in development at the National Women’s History Museum, catalogued the work of Quita Brodhead, a prominent Pennsylvania artist, and interned at Gadsby’s Tavern Museum.  As an undergraduate, Allison interned at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History, and she even volunteered while studying abroad at the Strangers’ Hall Museum in Norwich, UK.  Allison now resides in Milton. You can read more about her in a recent article by the Delaware Coast Press: