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New Milford Historical Society and Museum
New Milford Historical Society and Museum
New Milford Historical Society and Museum
New Milford Historical Society and Museum
New Milford Historical Society and Museum
New Milford Historical Society and Museum
New Milford Historical Society and Museum
New Milford Historical Society and Museum
New Milford Historical Society and Museum
New Milford Historical Society and Museum
New Milford Historical Society and Museum
New Milford Historical Society and Museum

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Shop Our Store

Our Museum Gift Shop, is open year round and offers a number of unique gifts, books and New Milford related items. Purchases may be made at any time from our eBay store

Review the Collection

We have our collection indexed and inventoried electronically. To check what items are in the collection, start by selecting a category…

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At the risk of repeating ourselves, we rely on our visitors and our other sponsors for quite literally everything. Can you help out?

Upcoming Events

<p>A talk on the mysterious <strong><em>Cat Woman of Gaylordsville</em></strong> and the Victorian s

Florence Maybrick: The Mystery of the Dress

Thursday, September 26
Starts at 7:00 PM

A talk on the mysterious Cat Woman of Gaylordsville and the Victorian s…

<p>History comes alive as we travel the byways of <strong>Center Cemetery</strong>, in conjunction w

Center Cemetery Walking Tour

Saturday, October 12
Starts at 5:30 PM

History comes alive as we travel the byways of Center Cemetery, in conjunction w…

<p>Watch this space for more details!</p>

Annual Membership Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, October 15
Starts at 1:00 PM

Watch this space for more details!

<p>We’ve overgrown our space, so this year we’ll be at the Masonic Temple up Aspetuck Av

Holiday Artisan Market

Saturday, November 30
Starts at 1:00 PM

We’ve overgrown our space, so this year we’ll be at the Masonic Temple up Aspetuck Av…

Past Events

Take a look through some of our old events! If you missed one, you can always write to us and let us know, we might be able to stage it again if there is enough interest.

Favorite items from the museum's permanent collection will be brought out of storage and shared once

Heirlooms From the Attic: New Milford Historical Society's Finest

Sunday, May 20 2012
Heirlooms From the Attic: New Milford Historical Society's Finest...
This is an old event, from 2012
Favorite items from the museum's permanent collection will be brought out of storage and shared once again with the public. These treasured objects which are the heart of our historical society will awaken our memories and provide us with a tangible link to our past.

The New Milford Historical Society will host an art show, AN ARTIST’S EYE ON NEW MILFORD,  to cele

A CALL FOR ARTISTS!

Tuesday, May 9 2017
A CALL FOR ARTISTS!...
This is an old event, from 2017
The New Milford Historical Society will host an art show, AN ARTIST’S EYE ON NEW MILFORD, to celebrate our beautiful town this fall. Over the years, many artists have been inspired by the Green, the Housatonic River, Lover’s Leap, and many other sites in our large town. The Society is fortunate to have works by two of New Milford’s favorite artists in its collection: Edith Newton and Woldemar Neufeld. We thought it was time to see how other artists see New Milford today and share their work with the community. This is an event you don’t want to miss! You do not need to be a resident of New Milford to participate in this event. If you know an artist who might want to submit a piece, an application form will be available on our website by mid May. All work displayed must be original, created by the artist entering the piece. It must feature recognizable structures, scenes, or events in New Milford. Paintings using different mediums, photographs, and hand-built models or sculptures may be submitted for consideration. The show will run from September 15th to October 15th at the Historical Society campus located at the top of the Green on Aspetuck Avenue. A reception to open the show will be held Friday, September 15th from 7-9 pm. For more information call 860-354-3069, or click here for an application.

PERMANENT EXHIBIT
The newly refurbished and updated Roger Sherman exhibit is the first completed pr

Roger Sherman Exhibit 2013

Thursday, February 7 2013
Roger Sherman Exhibit 2013 ...
This is an old event, from 2013
PERMANENT EXHIBIT The newly refurbished and updated Roger Sherman exhibit is the first completed project for the New Milford Historical Society and Museum’s proposed “New Milford Room,” dedicated to the history, cultural happenings and industries of the town of New Milford. Other exhibits and displays are currently in progress. Covering one short wall of the downstairs gallery, the new Roger Sherman exhibit features duplicate documents, a large diorama, paintings and a large timeline depicting the work and accomplishments of this early Connecticut Patriot. In the well-known painting of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull, Roger Sherman stands prominently at the front with Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and John Hancock just as he did in life. A lithograph copy of the painting can be seen hanging to the left of the Roger Sherman exhibit accompanied by a key identifying the various members of the Continental Congress depicted in the painting and underneath both is a table with copies of the very important documents Roger Sherman helped to craft, which are available for visitors to read and study.

You won't want to miss this exciting event, showcasing the work of local Connecticut artisans!

Holiday Arts and Crafts Show

Friday, November 22 2013
Holiday Arts and Crafts Show ...
This is an old event, from 2013
You won't want to miss this exciting event, showcasing the work of local Connecticut artisans! The show will feature pottery, paintings, hand-made jewelry, fused glass, weaving, woodturning, blacksmithing, hand-made soap, and more! You'll find unique & hand-crafted gifts for the holidays. Wine & Cheese Opening Friday, Nov 22, 6-8pm Cost: FREE admission

New Milford Historical Society Museum Art Show
September 15, 2017 – October 15, 2017

The New M

An Artist’s Eye on New Milford Art Show

Friday, September 15 2017
An Artist’s Eye on New Milford Art Show...
This is an old event, from 2017
New Milford Historical Society Museum Art Show September 15, 2017 – October 15, 2017 The New Milford Historical Society will host an art show to celebrate all things New Milford this fall! The show is titled, An Artist’s Eye on New Milford and will run from September 15th until October 15th in the Boardman Store Gallery at the Historical Society. All work displayed must be original and feature recognizable structures, scenes, or events in New Milford. Paintings using different mediums, photographs, and hand-built models or sculptures may be submitted for consideration. An artist does not need to be a resident of New Milford to participate in the event, but artwork must be original and created by the person entering the piece. The Historical Society is not charging an entry fee, but is limiting artists to select one piece of work to display. There will be an opening reception on Friday, September 15 from 7-9 pm. An application with detailed information is available on our website

New Milford author and historian Michael-John Cavallaro will present a lecture and book signing of

Michael-John Cavallaro lecture and book signing

Thursday, March 8 2012
Michael-John Cavallaro lecture and book signing...
This is an old event, from 2012
New Milford author and historian Michael-John Cavallaro will present a lecture and book signing of "Tales of Old New Milford: Slavery, Crime and Punishment on the Connecticut Frontier" at the New Milford Historical Society and Museum describing the first mass murder in America which took place February 2, 1780 in Washington, Connecticut. The Mallory Murders, as they came to be called, were so shocking that the news spread from Maine to Georgia in a matter of days. The murderer, 19-year-old Barnett Davenport, was from New Milford. Davenport's tragic life and his fall into mental illness and social dysfunction will be told in this lecture. Mr. Cavallaro spent three years researching this fascinating and disturbing tale, and will relate not only the story itself but explain how his research came to fruition in a detective story that took him deep into history and military research.