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Second graders visit Hack House

By Joyce Ervin The big yellow school bus pulled into the driveway of the Friend-Hack House Museum wrapping up the Paddock Elementary School students’ second-grade social studies lessons on community history. The former 1800s Hack farm was just the place to learn about their community’s history.  Board members dressed in era costumes and demonstrated just […]

Hack House porch series

Hack House porch series

Joyce Ervin The Milan Area Historical Society is still in full swing with their Sunday on the Porch series that encourages guests to visit their home base at the Friend-Hack House Museum from 1 to 4 p.m. through September. At a recent gathering Alice and Terry Ray from South Carolina riding a motorcycle pulled into the parking […]

Fire truck museum

By guest Isabelle Schultz It was a deal they couldn’t refuse. Henry Ford, himself, would actually give the Milan Fire Department a snappy new 1938 Ford fire truck in exchange for the department’s old truck which he wanted to display at his Green Field Village Museum in Dearborn. On his visits to Milan Ford had […]

Porch Time at Hack House

By Joyce Ervin The Milan Area Historical Society welcomed the Backstreet CruiZers Car Club that hosted the day as part of the society’s “Summer on the Porch” series at the Friend-Hack House Museum.  The museum and grounds are open each Sunday afternoon for tours. Visitors recently were able to give a once-over to the club’s […]

Hack House opens

By Milan Eagle Media Milan’s Victorian Queen-Anne style house built in 1883, Friend-Hack House, at 775 County St. opened for the season May 7, 2016. Attendance seemed a little lower this year but it was difficult to compete with the numerous other events taking place on the same day. Milan Garden Club sold perennials, the […]

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