The Holly Industry of Delaware

Date: Saturday, December 9 2023

The Milford Museum American History Series continues with this Christmas themed program that will focus on the historical value of American Holly to the State of Delaware.  Presented by Dr. Robert Tjaden, this program will take place on Saturday, December 9, at 1:00 p.m. at the Milford Public Library. During
the 1930s & 40s, Milton was known as the Holly Wreath capital of the world. Milford and surrounding towns contributed too. These Christmas wreaths were shipped worldwide. The Pennsylvania Railroad had a special train at Christmas time called the “Holly Express” to pick up and deliver wreaths throughout the region. Many families in Sussex and lower Kent County were involved in making holly wreaths to supplement their income.

Upcoming Dates For This Event:
  • Saturday, December 9

Milford Museum

The Milford Museum was established in 1983 in the original Post Office building in downtown…

    • 11 SE Front St Milford, Delaware
  • Location: Milford Public Library
  • 302-424-1080
  • Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

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