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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
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…

Donate

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

<h2>Fit to a Tee Clothing Consignment Sale</h2>
<h3><br />A Fundraiser for the Historical Society</

Fit to a Tee Clothing Consignment Sale-CANCELLED

Saturday, September 12
Starts at 9:00 AM

Fit to a Tee Clothing Consignment Sale


A Fundraiser for the Historical Society

<p>Tuesday October 20th <br />Location & time TBD</p>

Annual Membership Dinner Meeting-CANCELLED

Tuesday, October 20
Starts at 7:00 PM

Tuesday October 20th
Location & time TBD

<h2>All Hallows Cemetery Walking Tour in Center Cemetery</h2>
<p><br />Visitors will see history co

Walking Tour in Center Cemetery-CANCELLED

Saturday, October 31
Starts at 7:00 PM

All Hallows Cemetery Walking Tour in Center Cemetery


Visitors will see history co…

<h2>Museum Holiday Open House Old Christmas and Winter Traditions of Long Ago</h2>
<p>Join musician

Museum Holiday Open House-CANCELLED

Thursday, November 5
Starts at 10:00 AM

Museum Holiday Open House Old Christmas and Winter Traditions of Long Ago

Join musician…

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.

The 19<sup>th</sup> annual New Milford Outdoor Art Festival is being held on June 14<sup>th</sup> fr

New Milford Outdoor Art Festival

Saturday, June 14 2014
New Milford Outdoor Art Festival...
This is an old event, from 2014
The 19th annual New Milford Outdoor Art Festival is being held on June 14th from 10:00am to 6:00pm and 15th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on the Village Green in New Milford, CT. It is sponsored by the New Milford Historical Society and Museum. Artists love this show. Crowds come to buy art and not ice cream. Testimony to its success is the extremely high rate of returning artists every year. This year, in addition to fine arts, we are including fine crafts. The fine crafts will be located in a separate section of the Green. The art show is a major fund raiser for the historical society. The historical society is a non-profit organization which maintains a public museum, and offers educational and cultural activities encouraging an appreciation of art, history and music. For additional information, please contact Pat Lathrope at palathrope@gmail.com To download the application to show your work at the event, please click here.

The Standard Flower Show, "Upstairs, Downstairs" is a judged show. It will feature large a

New Milford Garden Club's Flower Show

Saturday, September 19 2015
New Milford Garden Club's Flower Show...
This is an old event, from 2015
The Standard Flower Show, "Upstairs, Downstairs" is a judged show. It will feature large and small flower designs in different settings, extensive exhibits of prime examples of horticulture, artistic crafts using plant material, a special photography section and several educational exhibits. Admission is free and refreshments will be served (outside ). Enjoy the beauty of flowers, see the numerous displays of plants,view the interesting exhibits at the museum and learn more about our local garden club by visiting this special show.

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

The New Milford Historical Society & Museum would like to borrow artifacts from the community re

First Congregational Church: Celebrating 300 Years of Faithful Service in N

Saturday, October 1 2016
First Congregational Church: Celebrating 300 Years of Faithful Service in N...
This is an old event, from 2016
The New Milford Historical Society & Museum would like to borrow artifacts from the community related to the First Congregational Church in New Milford. The museum will be hosting a commemorative exhibit entitled; First Congregational Church: Celebrating 300 Years of Faithful Service in New Milford, 1716-2016 this fall to celebrate their 300th anniversary. The museum is seeking letters, books, objects, art, furniture or other objects related to the long history of the church. The museum already has a number of objects in their permanent collection pertaining to the Congregational Church such as such as a portion of the pulpit from the 1754 Meetinghouse and original sermons from Rev. Nathaniel Taylor from 1750. Both the Church and the museum would like to get the com munity involved with this special exhibit. The exhibit will run from October 1st through January 8, 2017. Please contact the Museum by September 12th if you would like to participate in the upcoming exhibit.

Peter Vermilyea teaches history at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village and at We

Talk and Book signing by Peter Vermilyea

Sunday, March 26 2017
Talk and Book signing by Peter Vermilyea...
This is an old event, from 2017
Peter Vermilyea teaches history at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village and at Western Connecticut State University. A graduate of New Milford High School and of Gettysburg College, he is the director of the student scholarship program at the college's Civil War Institute. Vermilyea is the author or editor of four books and fifteen articles, most on Civil War history. He received the 2015 CultureMax Award for his book, Hidden History of Litchfield County.

Children’s workshop 
with Bob Coppola

Urban Archeology for kids

Wednesday, April 18 2018
Urban Archeology for kids...
This is an old event, from 2018
Children’s workshop with Bob Coppola

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