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Saturday, April 7
125th Anniversary of the Roger Sherman Chapter
Starts at 10:00 AM
Exhibition Opening in Main Gallery
A silhouette artist will be here cutting portraits.
Cost: FREE
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These are some of our past events

Saturday, December 1
Holidays at the Society
Starts at 10:00 AM
Holiday sale in the Boardman Store

November 23 and 24
December 1 and 2
10am - 3pm

The main gallery and the Knapp House will be decorated for the Holidays. Stroll through Christmas Past, visit our vintage train exhibit, and shop for unique Holiday gifts in the Boardman Store

Professional photographer Andrea Swiedler joins us on December 1 and 2. Get up to 2 images for a $20 sitting fee, perfect for Holiday cards!
Cost: FREE
Friday, September 21
An Artist's Eye on New Milford
Starts at 12:00 PM
2nd Annual Art Show at the New Milford Historical Society Museum
Opening reception: Friday Sept. 21st 6-8 pm
Runs through October 20th
Open Tuesdays - Fridays 12-3 and Saturdays and Sundays 11-2
Art work for sale

We are receiving art work for the art show on Thursday 9/6 from 10 - 4 and Saturday 9/8 from 11-2. For details and guidelines, please see the application on the tab on the homepage of the website or call the museum for more information.
Cost: FREE
Saturday, September 15
A Day of Revolutionary History
Starts at 10:00 AM
The Roger Sherman Chapter of the DAR presents A Day of Revolutionary History on the grounds of New Milford Historical Society!
Enjoy Colonial Children's Games, explore your genealogy, celebrate the Constitution and enjoy (and participate in) historical re-enactments

Cost: FREE
Saturday, September 15
Treasure Trunk
Starts at 9:00 AM
Join us for the 3rd Annual TREASURE TRUNK from 9am - 3pm at Litchfield Crossings 169 Danbury Rd (across from the Stop & Shop)
Cost: FREE
Friday, July 27
Tag Sale Fundraiser
Starts at 9:00 AM
Tag Sale Fundraiser during Village
Fair Days. Donations in advance
are greatly appreciated!
Cost: FREE
Thursday, July 26
Annual Tag Sale Preview Party
Starts at 6:00 PM
Get the first crack at all the great stuff!
Cost: $5.00 Members: $5.00
Thursday, May 10
Candlewood Lake: How it Changed the Face of New Milford
Starts at 7:00 PM
presented by Joe Cats
Cost: $5.00 Members: FREE
Friday, May 4
Edith Newton: An Artist of History
Starts at 7:00 PM
In the Boardman Store Gallery

Free and Open to the Public
Cost: FREE
Tuesday, April 24
Day of Giving & Knapp House Grand Re-Opening
Starts at 5:00 PM
Day of Giving & Knapp House Grand Re-Opening

Free and Open to the Public
Cost: FREE
Wednesday, April 18
Urban Archeology for kids
Starts at 1:00 PM
Children’s workshop
with Bob Coppola
Cost: $10.00 Members: $10.00
Saturday, April 7
125th Anniversary of the Roger Sherman Chapter
Starts at 10:00 AM
Exhibition Opening in Main Gallery
A silhouette artist will be here cutting portraits.
Cost: FREE
Thursday, March 22
They Called Her Reckless
Starts at 7:00 PM
Book signing and lecture by Janet
Barrett about a Korean War horse
Cost: $5.00 Members: FREE
Saturday, March 10
Chief Waramaug’s 100th Birthday Celebration
Starts at 11:00 AM
Come and share memories of this town icon!

Free & Open to the Public
Cost: FREE
Saturday, February 24
Connecticut Crossroads Oral History Project
Starts at 1:00 PM
What Will You Leave Behind?
The Connecticut Crossroads Project is a not for profit
with the mission to preserve the history of communities
within Connecticut. Join Chris Fisher, the president of
the organization in a conversation about the goals of the
organization, how they differentiate town and community
and why everyone's memories matter. The presentation
will include a live interview with a special guest that will be
recorded and preserved in the organization's archive.
members: free/ non-members: $5
Refreshments served
Cost: $5.00 Members: FREE
Thursday, February 8
Urban Archeology with Greg Van Antwerp
Starts at 7:00 PM
From glass plate negatives, to celebrity home movies- come learn about
some of the latest, unique finds of “history hunter” Greg Van Antwerp.

Cost: $5.00 Members: FREE
Saturday, January 27
Early American Toy-Making Workshop
Starts at 1:00 PM
Early American
Presented by
Bob Coppola

Bob Coppola will
demonstrate popular
Early American toys,
while instructing
children on the time
period, materials
used to create the
toys and other
historic connections.
Participants will not
only have the
opportunity to play
with the toys, but will
also create own.

The cost of this
event is $10.00
per child.
Program is limited to
15 participants

Please contact
The New Milford Historical
Society to make a
reservation or for more

860) 354-3069
Cost: $10.00 Members: FREE
Thursday, January 18
Syrups & Cider
Starts at 6:30 PM
Join registrar, Amie Walston and fellow herbalist Lori Angelicola as they lead a hands-on
workshop making traditional winter wellness recipes. Learn about the immune boosting
and germ fighting qualities of some common grocery staples; and discover the benefits and
historical uses of local plants. Participants will take home their own bottles of infused vinegar
commonly known as “fire cider” and elderberry syrup for their own preventative care aresenal
this cold and flu season.
Ms. Walston and Ms. Angelicola met at Twinstar School of Herbal and Energetic Healing,
where they completed The Art and Science of Herbalism, a Rosemary Gladstar correspondence
course. They’ve been gardening, foraging, making herbal concoctions and sharing their
knowledge with friends ever since!
Held in the Boardman Store Gallery at the New Milfored Historical Society & Museum at the
North end of the Green on Thursday January 18th, 2018 from 6:30-8:00 pm.
Fee: members $10/ non-members $15 ~ Refreshments Served
Registration in advance is appreciated. Please call (860) 354-3069
Cost: $15.00 Members: $10.00
Saturday, December 2
Old-Fashioned Holiday Crafts for Children
Starts at 10:00 AM
Join us at the New Milford Historical Society and Museum as we learn about the history and traditions of the holiday season. Bring the family and discover old-fashioned magic as we make quilt squares, pinecone bird feeders, salt-dough ornaments and other items that remind us of an earlier time! Come and enjoy refreshments and get in the holiday spirit in the warmth and charm of our museum. Leave with a homemade holiday card or gift for someone special!

Admission is free but donations would be greatly appreciated
Cost: FREE
Saturday, November 18
Lineage Fair
Starts at 1:00 PM
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


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

Cost: FREE
Saturday, November 4
Kiwanis Flags of Valor
Starts at 1:00 AM
We invite you to Sponsor a Flag in Honor of a Veteran!
In honor the upcoming Veteran's Day, in honor and in memory of our Military Veterans and those men and women
actively serving our country today, the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc. will erect the Kiwanis Flags of
Valor on the New Milford Historical Society and the Town of New Milford's lawn at the north end of the Green. The Field
of Valor will include at least 300 full size (3 foot by 5 foot) American flags and will be on display from November 4
through December 2, 2017.
All are invited to sponsor anyone they would like to HONOR with one of these keepsake flags. Your Honoree and
sponsor name will be proudly displayed on a yellow ribbon with each flag. Major sponsors will be identified with on-site
signage and up to ten flags for their honorees.
All proceeds support the efforts and the programs of the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc, 501c. We are
a volunteer organization whose mission is "To serve the children of the world, one community at a time." Look for more
events and information on our website Plan to pick up your keepsake flag on December 2, between
8 and 9 a.m. contact Linda Thomas at or 203-733-3515 with any questions.

$30 for One Flag $100 for Four Flags $500 for Major Sponsor

Cost: FREE
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