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water witch hose company150 YEARS OF DEDICATION: CELEBRATING WATER WITCH HOSE COMPANY NO. 2
On exhibit through January 2014

The Water Witch Hose Company No. 2 has been celebrating their 150th Anniversary with many special events throughout 2013. The New Milford Historical Society & Museum has prepared a special exhibition to commemorate this very important event and milestone in the history of New Milford. Throughout the museum, we have historic memorabilia on display. This includes, water witch hose companyold uniforms, photographs, trophies, firefighting tools and historical remnants from the Great Fire of 1902.

This group of volunteers have worked tirelessly throughout the years and have given endless hours of their time to make New Milford a better place to live. Please visit the museum and help share in the celebration of those brave men who have served and protected our community for the past 150 years and continue to do so today.



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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