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

Permanent Exhibits

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New Milford Pottery (also known as Wannopee Pottery Co.)
wannopee potteryfounded in New Milford in 1887. During the company's 16 years of production, their designers created many different and unusual patterns. Most of these are included in the exhibit. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was a collector of the Green Lettuce Leaf Pattern, (which is still very sought after by collectors today) is also in the display. Also included are early photographs of the factory and it's workers, an historical perspective of the company and it's founders, and an enlarged display of the company's many trademarks.

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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