Warriors on the Homefront: American Woman and WWI (1917-1919)
In honor of the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into World War I, the Society is presenting a commemorative exhibit featuring items from the Museum's collection, including newspaper articles and a recipe book distributed by the Food Administration, as well as letters, books, art, uniforms, photographs, or other objects related to American involvement in the war.
Running thru 4 June, 2017.
THE UNITED STATES ENTERS WORLD WAR I
The year 2017 marks the centenary of American entry into World
War I. President Woodrow Wilson, breaking his campaign promise
of "keeping us out of war," officially declared war on Germany on
April 6, 1917. This followed repeated German attacks against
unarmed passenger and merchant ships by German U-boats,
sparking public outrage and calls for action. American soldiers
made their debut, in September 1918, in the Meuse-Argonne
region of northeastern France. American involvement proved to be
decisive as the German forces, low on morale, were engulfed by
the seemingly never-ending stream of Americans. As one German
commander lamented, "The Americans are multiplying in a way we
never dreamed of." Following the success of the Meuse-Argonne
offensive, German chancellor Max von Baden telegraphed
President Wilson about an armistice based on the latter's Fourteen
Points. This was the beginning of the end. On November 11, 1918,
the war was over.
However, the war could not have been won without the
service of this country's women. Acting as volunteer farm workers,
nurses, and more, Warriors of the Home Front: American
Women and World War I, 1917-1919
hopes to shed some light
on the diverse and critical roles women played during the conflict
as well as recognize some local heroes.
The New Milford Historical Society & Museum
has both permanent and temporary exhibits on view at the Society, located just north of the historic and scenic New Milford Green at N° 6, Aspetuck Avenue.
Our hours are Tuesday - Friday from 12:00 - 3:00 and Sunday 12 - 3 or by appointment, (click
to request yours, or call (860) 354-3069).
Winter is also the season of bad and unpredictable weather in New England. In case of inclement weather, please plan on calling the museum to confirm we are open.
Our permanent collection
, housed in the New Milford Room, features exhibits on the following subjects:
Business and Commerce in New Milford in the 20th Century
Black Life in the History of New Milford: A Perspective of 150 Years
The Life and Times of Roger Sherman
New Milford Pottery
(also known as Wannopee Pottery Co
Tobacco Farming in New Milford
New Milford's Pre-Colonial Peoples
Our past exhibits
, have included the following:
Lost Arts of Domestic Life
Art in Bloom
150 years of the Water Witch Hose Company N° 2
Our online exhibits
include the following:
New Milford's Historic Schoolhouses
The Timeline of New Milford's History
Suggested admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students, and children under 5 are free, as are members