2017 induction

Mayors Joel Baldwin, Alberta Jagoe, James Richetelli, Ben Blake and the Hall of Fame welcomed the public to the 2017 induction ceremony at the Parsons complex. Refreshments were served.

Inductees were chosen at the June meeting of the Milford Hall Of Fame commitee with portraits and articles prepared over the summer for the plaques.
This year 2 women, 2 politicians and the owners of a business have been accepted to represent Milford.

On Wednesday September 20, many previously untold stories were told by those that knew or were related to those honored.

For overcoming many obtacles to becoming the nation's first female Boy Scout leader, it was said about Katherine Pollard that "nevertheless she persisted".

With a background in Nuclear Physical Chemisty, it was claimed that Milford's mayor Lisman could build an atomic bomb but used his vast knowledge to bring differing sides together. An example was when discussing a plan to run a gas pipeline through the city by pointing out to the company's executives the technical flaws in how they did things and thus negotiated a favorable deal for the city.

Joseph Roswell Hawley, 1826–1905
Governor, US Representative, Senator, lawyer, newspaperman, "Fighting Joe”, Civil War major general, founder Connecticut Republican party in 1856 to end slavery.

Harrison’s 1907–2006
Founded by Dry goods men Charles W. Harrison and Alfred E. Gould on 1907. Harrison's is remembered for eclectic inventory and wavy wood floors.

Frederick Louis Lisman 1939–2005
PhD in Nuclear Chemistry, Assistant Professor at Fairfield University, elected in 1989 as Milford's 8th and 6 term mayor, he secured a municipal golf course and head of the harbor’s Listman Landing.

Catherine N. "Kay" Pollard 1918–2006
Kay made national news in her fight to serve as Troop 13’s scoutmaster. In 1988 BSA policy changes pave the way for women scout leaders.

Nanine Lawrence Pond 1869–1950
DAR regent, founder of the Milford Historical Society, benefactor for health, education and Indian welfare.

Hall Of Fame Welcomes You To Join

The Milford Hall Of Fame is an ideal volunteer organization for many people. It can fit into today's busy lifestyles with no big time commitment.
Meetings are short. The highly knowledgeable members of Milford’s historical community welcome contributions from others that can become the future leaders of the group. The distinguished civic leaders involved work to keep things non-political. No heavy lifting or dues, and the results of our work is highly visible to the public.
The Milford Hall Of Fame looks forward to meeting everyone at the 2017 induction ceremony on Wednesday September 20 at 5:00 in the South hallway next to the tax offices in the Thomas Parsons building.

Jepson and Kozlowski

Alan Jepson & Ed Kozlowski

The Milford Hall of Fame remembers two Mayors and our friends

Alan Jepson and Edward Kozlowski

Milford Hall of Fame Website

colonial with laptop

The Milford Hall Of Fame is launching a user friendly website for to promote the accomplishments of the individuals that have made an impact both within and beyond the city of Milford.

Much has happened since Milford was founded in 1639, less than 200 years after the end of the Middle Ages while Galileo was still alive.

Many people from Milford have made an impact including some possible future candidates for the Hall of Fame involved noted for their involvement in the early development of computers which is how people today get their information instead of from the Town Cryer.

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