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With the success of the Lippincott button factory, smaller cutting shops emerged around Milton. The Excelsior Pearl Button Works on Atlantic Street (now Cave Neck Road) was managed by Harmon Lewis, who had previously managed the larger Lippincott Button Factory. At its peak, Excelsior employed between 30-35 workers.

http://www.miltonhis...calsociety.com/

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.


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