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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…

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

<p>Come explore New Milford’s place as a stop on the famous Underground Railroad. Litchfield C

Celebrating Black History Month - The Underground Railroad

Thursday, February 21
Starts at 4:00 PM

Come explore New Milford’s place as a stop on the famous Underground Railroad. Litchfield C…

<p>Join us for the reopening of the <strong>Society</strong> after our Winter housekeeping interlude

Museum Reopens

Tuesday, March 5
Starts at 12:00 PM

Join us for the reopening of the Society after our Winter housekeeping interlude…

<p>An amazing series of classes for grades 6-8 focusing on the modern art of <strong>Picasso</strong

Awesome Art History

Thursday, March 21
Starts at 4:00 PM

An amazing series of classes for grades 6-8 focusing on the modern art of Picasso

<p>Join us for a very personal experience as one of New Milford’s own reflects on his history

Reflecting on New Milford

Thursday, April 4
Starts at 7:00 PM

Join us for a very personal experience as one of New Milford’s own reflects on his history …

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 New Milford Historical Society will be sponsoring a special card making and hands on Valentine c

Will You Be My Valentine?

Saturday, January 31 2015
Will You Be My Valentine?...
This is an old event, from 2015
The New Milford Historical Society will be sponsoring a special card making and hands on Valentine craft event for both adults and children on Saturday January 31, 2015 from 10-2 at the Museum on Aspetuck Rd. Cost is $ 6 per family for supplies. Bring a favorite picture, lace, buttons or any other special items you can incorporate into a card for that special someone. Other crafts include a decorated and planted flower pot, decoupage, ornaments and other surprises for all age groups. Come and spend a “crafternoon” at the Museum! Snow date for this event is February 7th.

Location and time TBD

Annual Membership Meeting

Tuesday, October 17 2017
Annual Membership Meeting...
This is an old event, from 2017
Location and time TBD