The New Milford Historical Society and Museum announce that the museum will be closed to the public for tours during the months of January and February 2018. Along with the Curator and Registrar, a team of volunteers will be working on a collection storage rehabilitation project of the Main Gallery Attic. This project will include a major cleaning and re-organization of the museum’s primary collection storage area. Properly cleaning, cataloguing and re-housing the collection to create better access and to promote preservation of the collection according to professional curatorial standards is the goal.
Researchers can still make an appointment for access to our archives by calling the museum during regular business hours.

Past Exhibit

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The Lost Arts of Domestic Life: From Basic to BeautifulThe Lost Arts of Domestic Life: From Basic to Beautiful
On exhibit through January 2014

Long before being green was a fashionable trend, earlier generations learned how to sew, spin their own yarn, make quilts, practice embroidery, garden and cook. These skills were not only part of a young girls education, but essential for everyday life. Everyday was "Earth Day" in the 19th century, when life revolved around the basics and being sustainable was a necessity, not a choice.
Our spring exhibit, entitled The Lost Arts of Domestic Life: From Basic to Beautiful, explored some of these timeless skills, traditions and arts from earlier eras. Honoring the history of simple, artful living. Quilts, hand-sewn christening gowns and wedding gowns, samplers and beautiful dresses were on exhibit throughout the museum.
Vignettes of hearth cooking, sewing, ironing and washing were displayed. There are many simple delights to be dusted off and enjoyed once again, you can enjoy a sampling by clicking to view the slide show!



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, Saturday 11-2 and Sunday 12 - 3 or by appointment, (click here 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.






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