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New Milford Historical Society and Museum
New Milford Historical Society and Museum
New Milford Historical Society and Museum
New Milford Historical Society and Museum
New Milford Historical Society and Museum
New Milford Historical Society and Museum
New Milford Historical Society and Museum
New Milford Historical Society and Museum
New Milford Historical Society and Museum

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Upcoming Events

<p>Come explore New Milford’s place as a stop on the famous Underground Railroad. Litchfield C

Celebrating Black History Month - The Underground Railroad

Thursday, February 21
Starts at 4:00 PM

Come explore New Milford’s place as a stop on the famous Underground Railroad. Litchfield C…

<p>Join us for the reopening of the <strong>Society</strong> after our Winter housekeeping interlude

Museum Reopens

Tuesday, March 5
Starts at 12:00 PM

Join us for the reopening of the Society after our Winter housekeeping interlude…

<p>An amazing series of classes for grades 6-8 focusing on the modern art of <strong>Picasso</strong

Awesome Art History

Thursday, March 21
Starts at 4:00 PM

An amazing series of classes for grades 6-8 focusing on the modern art of Picasso

<p>Join us for a very personal experience as one of New Milford’s own reflects on his history

Reflecting on New Milford

Thursday, April 4
Starts at 7:00 PM

Join us for a very personal experience as one of New Milford’s own reflects on his history …

Past Events

Take a look through some of our old events! If you missed one, you can always write to us and let us know, we might be able to stage it again if there is enough interest.

Lecture by Betty Odenwald, Connecticut Society, US Daughters of 1812
The War of 1812 is often calle

The War of 1812: Connecticut and It's People

Thursday, July 12 2012
The War of 1812: Connecticut and It's People...
This is an old event, from 2012
Lecture by Betty Odenwald, Connecticut Society, US Daughters of 1812 The War of 1812 is often called the "forgotten war". However, to some historians, it is the end of the American Revolution. It established the American right to trade and commerce, it was the spur to Western expansion, and it provided a new sense of nationalism and pride. In 2012, the United States is celebrating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. In New Milford, there are 30 veterans from this war buried throughout our local cemeteries who we want to remember for their service and sacrifice. This engaging lecture will discuss Connecticut as a supporter of the War of 1812 and the approximately 6,000 militia, soldiers and sailors who fought for our freedom. Mrs. Odenwald is from Fairfield, Connecticut and is the President of the Connecticut Society, U.S. Daughters of 1812.

Searching for the Exact Location of America's Soul: 
An Artist's Pursuit of Abraham Linco

Searching for the Exact Location of America’s Soul: An Artist’s Pursuit

Sunday, April 19 2015
Searching for the Exact Location of America’s Soul: An Artist’s Pursuit...
This is an old event, from 2015
Searching for the Exact Location of America's Soul: An Artist's Pursuit of Abraham Lincoln The New Milford Historical Society & Museum is pleased to announce that it will be commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at the New Milford Historical Society & Museum on Sunday, April 19th, at 2:00 PM. In honor of this pivotal event in the history of our country, Artist Wendy Allen will give her multi-media presentation, "Searching for the Exact Location of America's Soul: An Artist's Pursuit of Abraham Lincoln." Whenever Wendy Allen exhibits her art, she is always asked, "Why do you paint so many Lincoln's?" Allen attempts to answer this question with a multimedia presentation that reflects her thoughts on, Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War, and the state of art today. Wendy Allen was born in Pittsburgh in 1955. For thirty years, she pursued a career in educational publishing, lastly as Director of Interactive Media for a major children's publisher. In 2007 she left to pursue painting full-time. Art became Allen's passion in 1983, when she painted her first portrait of Abraham Lincoln, who then became the focus of her artwork. In 2009, the year of the Lincoln Bicentennial, CNN aired an interview about Allen's unique career. Her work has been featured at the Historical Society of Washington, DC, alongside Lincoln portraits by Salvador Dali, Robert Rauschenberg, & Norman Rockwell. Allen currently divides her time between her home in New Milford, Connecticut, and her studio/gallery, Lincoln Into Art, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Refreshments will be served following the presentation and a talk explaining the museum's exhibit, "New Milford in the Civil War: 1860-1865" will be offered to those interested.

The New Milford Historical Society has scheduled the next craft night for Wednesday, April 18th in t

WHOOO Wants to Play?

Wednesday, April 18 2012
WHOOO Wants to Play?...
This is an old event, from 2012
The New Milford Historical Society has scheduled the next craft night for Wednesday, April 18th in the Boardman Store from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Owl decor has become popular all across America. The "make and take" project for the evening will be the creation of an Owl Stuffie. Instructions, materials and refreshments will be provided. The cost is $5.00, but is free to current members of the Historical Society. If you have a special pair of buttons for eyes, bring them along.

tickets
To make a reservation, please call the Historical Society at 860-354-3069.

Join acclaimed herbalist daughter and historian mother duo, Ehris Urban and Velya Jancz-Urban, for a

Homemade Body Scrub Workshop by The Grounded Goodwife

Thursday, January 26 2017
Homemade Body Scrub Workshop by The Grounded Goodwife...
This is an old event, from 2017
Join acclaimed herbalist daughter and historian mother duo, Ehris Urban and Velya Jancz-Urban, for an interactive historic and herbal workshop. Chase the winter blues away and treat yourself to an evening of fun, laughs and pampering. You will learn how to create and bring home two 8-ounce body scrubs, Lemon Sugar Scrub and Cinnamon Coffee Scrub. Lemon is ideal for treating a dull complexion, aging skin, and pigmentation. The caffeine in coffee works as a vasodilator and will tighten the surface of the skin, making your skin firmer. Everyone leaves with knowledge; two 8-ounce jars of homemade body scrub and new friendships. For more information on the workshop offered, please contact Groundedgoodwife.com Cost is $20.00 per person. Refreshments will be served. Please contact The New Milford Historical Society to register for this workshop. Limited to 20 people. (860) 354-3069

Do you have a Patriot who served or helped the cause in the American Revolution or do you have a col

Lineage Fair

Saturday, November 18 2017
Lineage Fair...
This is an old event, from 2017
Do you have a Patriot who served or helped the cause in the American Revolution or do you have a colonial ancestor who came to America to have a better life? Could one of your ancestors have fought in the colonial wars, in 1812 War or in the Civil War? The Roger Sherman Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution invites you to spend an afternoon exploring the opportunity of membership in different lineage Societies WHERE: New Milford Historical Society 6 Aspetuck Avenue, New Milford, CT 
WHEN: Saturday November 18, 2017 TIME: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM LISTING OF LINEAGE SOCIETIES Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) Colonial Dames 17th Century Daughters of 1812 Daughters of American Colonists Daughters of the American Revolution Daughters of Colonial Wars Daughters of the Union First Families of Ancient Windsor First Families of New York Mayflower Society New England Women Rosie the Riveter Sons of the American Revolution Light refreshments will be served For further information, please contact Bonnie Butler 860-354-5129 or bbutler5129@gmail.com

presented by Joe Cats

Candlewood Lake: How it Changed the Face of New Milford

Thursday, May 10 2018
Candlewood Lake: How it Changed the Face of New Milford...
This is an old event, from 2018
presented by Joe Cats