The New Milford Historical Society and Museum is a great way to explore our town

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, closed Sunday, and 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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