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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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Upcoming Events

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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.

Craft night at the New Milford Historical Society is an inclusive, entertaining, light-hearted and i

BYOC – Bring Your Own Craft

Thursday, March 21 2013
BYOC – Bring Your Own Craft...
This is an old event, from 2013
Craft night at the New Milford Historical Society is an inclusive, entertaining, light-hearted and inviting activity/workshop that brings people together from the community. It’s a time to get to know each other better and learn from one another. Bring your own current craft project and connect with like-minded souls, or see what others are doing and learn a new skill and make something with your own two hands!

In honor of the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into World War I, the Society is presenting a commem

Warriors on the Homefront: American Woman and WWI (1917-1919)

Sunday, March 5 2017
Warriors on the Homefront: American Woman and WWI (1917-1919)...
This is an old event, from 2017
In honor of the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into World War I, the Society is presenting a commemorative exhibit featuring items from the Museum's collection, including newspaper articles and a recipe book distributed by the Food Administration, as well as letters, books, art, uniforms, photographs, or other objects related to American involvement in the war.

Lecture by Betty Odenwald, Connecticut Society, US Daughters of 1812
The War of 1812 is often calle

The War of 1812: Connecticut and It's People

Thursday, July 12 2012
The War of 1812: Connecticut and It's People...
This is an old event, from 2012
Lecture by Betty Odenwald, Connecticut Society, US Daughters of 1812 The War of 1812 is often called the "forgotten war". However, to some historians, it is the end of the American Revolution. It established the American right to trade and commerce, it was the spur to Western expansion, and it provided a new sense of nationalism and pride. In 2012, the United States is celebrating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. In New Milford, there are 30 veterans from this war buried throughout our local cemeteries who we want to remember for their service and sacrifice. This engaging lecture will discuss Connecticut as a supporter of the War of 1812 and the approximately 6,000 militia, soldiers and sailors who fought for our freedom. Mrs. Odenwald is from Fairfield, Connecticut and is the President of the Connecticut Society, U.S. Daughters of 1812.

In conjunction with the Field of Honor which will be sitting proudly on the grounds of the Historica

In Honor of Our Veterans

Tuesday, October 2 2012
In Honor of Our Veterans...
This is an old event, from 2012
In conjunction with the Field of Honor which will be sitting proudly on the grounds of the Historical Society and the Town, we have mounted a small exhibit, In Honor of Our Veterans in the Boardman Store Gallery. The items included in the exhibit will be uniforms and memorabilia from our collection of Veterans from the Civil War, WWI and WWII. We also have on exhibit a special temporary loan of some very rare medals and patches that were worn by a local Vietnam Veteran, M. Sgt. Ray Crawford US Army Special Forces (Green Beret) who served 3 tours. He also generously lent us a stone sculpture he made entitled Phantom as well as his Green Beret and Jungle Bush Hat. We honor and remember all of our veterans that have served our country proudly. The exhibit will be on view from October 2 - November 13.

New Milford Historical 
Society & Museum presents Rep. Cecilia Buck Taylor

New Milford's Military Heroes

Sunday, March 1 2015
New Milford's Military Heroes...
This is an old event, from 2015
New Milford Historical Society & Museum presents Rep. Cecilia Buck Taylor

The historical society will host a special breakfast for the New Milford Chamber of Commerce 
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New Milford Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

Tuesday, September 24 2013
New Milford Chamber of Commerce Breakfast ...
This is an old event, from 2013
The historical society will host a special breakfast for the New Milford Chamber of Commerce members. The new exhibit will be open for viewing on this morning. This is a Chamber of Commerce event. Please contact the Chamber to participate at 860-354-6080. Limited enrollment.