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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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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

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Upcoming Events

<h2>Bank Street Theater Turns 100 Anniversary Exhibit</h2>
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Bank Street Theater Turns 100-POSTPONED

Friday, April 3
Starts at 10:00 AM

Bank Street Theater Turns 100 Anniversary Exhibit


Join us as we look back and com…

<p>Learn about vintage photography and develop photos from negatives using your own portable device.

Youth Workshop: Turn Back Time!-POSTPONED

Saturday, April 4
Starts at 10:00 AM

Learn about vintage photography and develop photos from negatives using your own portable device.…

<h2>Please join our Give Local Campaign!</h2>
<h3>Help us keep New Milford history alive!<br />Tues

Give Local

Tuesday, April 21
Starts at 7:00 AM

Please join our Give Local Campaign!

Help us keep New Milford history alive!
Tues…

<h2>Ingleside School Exhibit</h2>
<p>Explore the history of one of the best known schools for girls

The Ingleside School for Girls - Exhibit Opening

Friday, May 15
Starts at 7:00 PM

Ingleside School Exhibit

Explore the history of one of the best known schools for girls…

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.

Fran Smith Lecture and Book Signing 
Boardman Store Gallery 
October 13 at  2:00 pm 
 
Fran Smit

A Connecticut Slave named Fortune

Sunday, October 13 2013
A Connecticut Slave named Fortune...
This is an old event, from 2013
Fran Smith Lecture and Book Signing Boardman Store Gallery October 13 at 2:00 pm Fran Smith has a new book, "The Black Holocaust of American Slavery and the Underground Railroad". Her new book will be available for sale and signing. Her presentation will honor the 150th Anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg and the Emancipation Proclamation.

Join us and warm up with hot mulled cider, donuts and coffee after you've taken your pictures o

Open House at the Society

Saturday, November 29 2014
Open House at the Society...
This is an old event, from 2014
Join us and warm up with hot mulled cider, donuts and coffee after you've taken your pictures of the trees and the decorated fire trucks. During the Tree lighting on the New Milford Green Come enjoy our old-fashioned Christmas decorations!

What Will You Leave Behind? 
The Connecticut Crossroads Project is a not for profit 
with the miss

Connecticut Crossroads Oral History Project

Saturday, February 24 2018
Connecticut Crossroads Oral History Project ...
This is an old event, from 2018
What Will You Leave Behind? The Connecticut Crossroads Project is a not for profit with the mission to preserve the history of communities within Connecticut. Join Chris Fisher, the president of the organization in a conversation about the goals of the organization, how they differentiate town and community and why everyone's memories matter. The presentation will include a live interview with a special guest that will be recorded and preserved in the organization's archive. members: free/ non-members: $5 Refreshments served

Searching for the Exact Location of America's Soul: 
An Artist's Pursuit of Abraham Linco

Searching for the Exact Location of America’s Soul: An Artist’s Pursuit

Sunday, April 19 2015
Searching for the Exact Location of America’s Soul: An Artist’s Pursuit...
This is an old event, from 2015
Searching for the Exact Location of America's Soul: An Artist's Pursuit of Abraham Lincoln The New Milford Historical Society & Museum is pleased to announce that it will be commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at the New Milford Historical Society & Museum on Sunday, April 19th, at 2:00 PM. In honor of this pivotal event in the history of our country, Artist Wendy Allen will give her multi-media presentation, "Searching for the Exact Location of America's Soul: An Artist's Pursuit of Abraham Lincoln." Whenever Wendy Allen exhibits her art, she is always asked, "Why do you paint so many Lincoln's?" Allen attempts to answer this question with a multimedia presentation that reflects her thoughts on, Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War, and the state of art today. Wendy Allen was born in Pittsburgh in 1955. For thirty years, she pursued a career in educational publishing, lastly as Director of Interactive Media for a major children's publisher. In 2007 she left to pursue painting full-time. Art became Allen's passion in 1983, when she painted her first portrait of Abraham Lincoln, who then became the focus of her artwork. In 2009, the year of the Lincoln Bicentennial, CNN aired an interview about Allen's unique career. Her work has been featured at the Historical Society of Washington, DC, alongside Lincoln portraits by Salvador Dali, Robert Rauschenberg, & Norman Rockwell. Allen currently divides her time between her home in New Milford, Connecticut, and her studio/gallery, Lincoln Into Art, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Refreshments will be served following the presentation and a talk explaining the museum's exhibit, "New Milford in the Civil War: 1860-1865" will be offered to those interested.

Spring Break Workshop for Children
The Hunt - Dissecting Owl Pellets
Come and let your child conne

The Hunt - Dissecting Owl Pellets

Wednesday, April 12 2017
The Hunt - Dissecting Owl Pellets...
This is an old event, from 2017
Spring Break Workshop for Children The Hunt - Dissecting Owl Pellets Come and let your child connect with nature! Learn about owls, the food chain , and the animals they eat. Registration required. 3rd Grade and up. Cost: $10.00 per child.

More information to follow!

Unveiling of the Underground Railroad Plaque

Thursday, July 12 2012
Unveiling of the Underground Railroad Plaque...
This is an old event, from 2012
More information to follow!