About Us

Mission Statement:

The Milton Historical Society is a nonprofit cultural and educational organization dedicated to increasing public understanding and appreciation of the history of Milton and the Broadkill Hundred. The Society collects, preserves, and interprets stories, artifacts and documents related to Milton and the Broadkill Hundred for study and education. We welcome the participation of people of all ages in sharing informative and engaging experiences that will encourage them to discover and appreciate their heritage.

We're a small, but mighty historical society and museum located in Southern Delaware. We're all about promoting local history and creating a center for community engagement.

The Milton Historical Society was founded in 1970 when the town recognized the importance of preserving the history of Milton and the Broadkill Hundred. The museum is located in a former Methodist Church that was originally built in 1857. Lydia Black Cannon, a resident of Milton, purchased the building and donated it to the MHS to house its growing collection. The building was renovated and reopened in 2006 to serve as Milton's museum, lecture hall, art gallery, education and research center, and as the social center of our community.

Board of Directors

Executive Director

DeeDee Wood

Jack Hudson, President
Dean Sherman, Vice President
Phil Martin, Treasurer
Sara Esham, Secretary
Phil Martin, Board of Trustees Member
LIz Miceli, Board of Trustees Member
Sharon Borton, Board of Trustees Member
Alan Pongratz, Board of Trustees Member
Curtis Hudson, Board of Trustees Member
Derrick Harvey, Board of Trustees Member