The Milo Historical Society Museum is located at 12 High Street in Milo, Maine.
Tuesdays & Fridays
(during July & August)
You may also make an appointment by calling:
Joan Henderson at 207.943.2377
Allen Monroe at 207.943.2268
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1884-1902, 1919, and 1924
Where does Milo's name come from?
Local Folklore relates that Theophilus Sargent, one of our community's earliest settlers, was given the honor of choosing the town's name. His choice was in all probability based upon the following Greek legend:
Milo (6th Century B.C.)
Milo was a famous Greek athlete in the latter part of the 6th century B.C. It was claimed that he once carried a four-year-old cow through the stadium at Olympia. Afterwards, he ate the whole animal. The story goes that, as an old man, he tried to tear an oak tree in two, but the trunk closed on his hands and pinned him to the tree. While held there, he was attacked and devoured by wolves.