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.

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The Life and Times of Roger Sherman
the life and times of roger shermanOne of New Milford's most famous resident, Sherman was the only man to sign all of the "Founding Documents" creating the United States of America. He signed; The Articles of Association of the First Continental Congress, The Declaration of Independence, The Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution of the United States. In addition to copies of these four documents, the exhibit includes a copy of a portrait of Roger Sherman, a timeline of his life in New Milford, reflecting his work as a Shoemaker, Surveyor and Lawyer.

Coincidently, Roger Sherman was also inducted into Connecticut's Hall of Fame this past April in Hartford, Connecticut. Sherman's name is now on proudly on display in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, joining the likes of Mark Twain, Igor Sikorsky and Katharine Hepburn. The museum now proudly displays a crystal trophy to honor our own Roger Sherman.



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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