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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

We'll be posting more upcoming events shortly

More to come!

We'll be posting more upcoming events shortly, use this link to reach out to us if you'd like to know in advance what is coming up.

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.

Join Bob Coppola in learning the history of early American toys, then create your own!
Grades 2 - 5

Early American Toy Making Workshop

Thursday, May 26 2016
Early American Toy Making Workshop...
This is an old event, from 2016
Join Bob Coppola in learning the history of early American toys, then create your own! Grades 2 - 5 (limited to 12 participants per session). There will be a closing celebration for participants and family. Cup & Ball Jacob's Ladder Kaleidoscope Optical Illusions

Our 4th Annual Tag Sale to benefit the Historical Society is fast approaching.  Take advantage of th

Tag Sale

Friday, July 27 2012
Tag Sale...
This is an old event, from 2012
Our 4th Annual Tag Sale to benefit the Historical Society is fast approaching. Take advantage of the sale to clean out your attics and cellars and donate your antiques, household items, jewelry and knick knacks to us. Please no books or electronics. Items can be dropped off at the Museum during business hours anytime before the July sale which is during Village Fair Days. Volunteers are also needed to help with all facets of the sale; set-up, pricing, working the sale and clean-up. If you would be willing to lend a hand, please call the museum at (860) 355-4488.

Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Garden Club of New Milford

May - August 

What happens

ART IN BLOOM

Sunday, May 5 2013
ART IN BLOOM...
This is an old event, from 2013
Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Garden Club of New Milford May - August What happens when you combine art and beautiful decorative objects with flowers? Art in Bloom at the New Milford Historical Society and Museum. The Garden Club of New Milford is celebrating their 90th Anniversary in 2013 and to commemorate this special event, we will be opening our season with a new exhibition and interesting programs focusing on flowers, art and gardening. We will be honoring the past ninety years of civic improvement and beautification that the Garden Club has provided our town. The exhibit will be composed of beautifully set tables with exquisite china and silver from the collection, antique hats, dresses, jewelry and samplers; all inspired in some way by nature. The exhibition will also include highlights of the clubs activities and accomplishments throughout the years. Come walk through our transformed galleries and enjoy the beauty of everyday objects as it relates to the splendor of our natural world. You will be able to immerse yourself in color and beauty as we eagerly anticipate spring!

Connecticut Office of Tourism.  This one-day statewide event is designed to showcase Connecticut

9th Annual Connecticut Open House Day

Saturday, June 8 2013
9th Annual Connecticut Open House Day...
This is an old event, from 2013
Connecticut Office of Tourism. This one-day statewide event is designed to showcase Connecticut's diverse world of history, art and tourism to Connecticut residents. Museum throughout Connecticut, including the New Milford Historical Society & Museum will be open free to the public on this day.

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.

What do you think makes New Milford special and historically significant? We are inviting you to tak

Centennial Exhibition Submission Day

Sunday, March 29 2015
Centennial Exhibition Submission Day...
This is an old event, from 2015
What do you think makes New Milford special and historically significant? We are inviting you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to get involved and be a part of making history!! The guidelines for objects to be considered are: objects were made during the past 100 years (1915 through 2015), directly represents New Milford, or owned by someone from New Milford. Objects will be selected by members of the Centennial Exhibition Committee and the Curator of the museum A Temporary Loan form for the objects will be filled out at time of acceptance. We have limited exhibition space and unfortunately cannot accept all items.