2019 Monthly Programs — Old Fire Barn

March 20 program — CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS Discovering the men of the 25th U.S. Colored Troops” by Shayne Davidson- Seventeen tiny photos were found in a leather bound book on a shelf in a friend’s house. Ms. Davidson, being an artist, took each small picture and drew it in color and life sized. She then researched the history of each soldier and has put together a wonderful program showing the pictures, her illustrations, and telling the stories.

— 7:00 p.m. upstairs OFB

April 25 — JOE DEW by local author Elaine Briggs – Tells the heartwarming story of her father growing up dirt poor on a farm in Iowa, struggling to get through college, his experiences in WWII, and his successful tenure with General Motors. This is a beautiful story of a daughter’s love and dedication to her father.

— 7:00 p.m. upstairs OFB

Hack House Events-2019

HACK HOUSE OPENS FOR 2019 - May 4 (10:00 – 4:00), May 5 (1:00 – 4:00) Perennials and Hanging Flower Baskets for sale, plus the Sock Maker Lady will demonstrate and sell her warm, wool socks made on a 1800’s loom

SUMMER SUNDAYS ON THE PORCH 2019 — The museum will be open most Sunday afternoons from May through September 1:00 – 4:00, EXCEPT FOR THESE HOLIDAY WEEKENDS: May 12– Mother’s Day; May 26— Memorial Day; June 16— Father’s Day; July 7– Independence Day (weekend); Sept. 1– Labor Day.

HACK HOUSE YARD SALE — June 28 and 29

MEMBER'S ANNUAL SUMMER PICNIC - August 21th (starts at 5:30pm)

FALL FESTIVAL/HERITAGE MARKET - September 29 (11:00am - 4:00pm)

Friend-Hack House Museum


We offer a glimpse of Michigan farm life from the late 1800s. Come see farming equipment in operation, antique home furnishings, decor, appliances, and displays of artifacts from Milan's early history. New displays are being set out all the time. There's never a dull moment! Free and open to the public, but donations are accepted.

SUNDAYS ON THE PORCH- admission to the Hack House Museum is free and we are open to the public most Sundays from May through September (1 to 4pm). Volunteer docents will be present to help you enjoy a slice of Milan’s heritage.

Milan Area Historical Society: Where history is within reach.

Member Programs

Our member programs are normally held the third Wednesday of each month.

Plan to Attend and Bring a Friend!

Information also available on the Milan Area Historical Society Facebook page!

For more information:
Contact Anne Farmer at farmera44@att.net

MAHS Meetings

The Milan Area Historical Society welcomes volunteers to help fix up, clean up, and repair the Hack House. Contact the President, Anne Farmer, for details.