Because of CV-19, the museum is open by appointment only.


Save Our Schoolhouse!

We are running an urgent appeal to save the Hill + Plain One-Room Schoolhouse, please help!

We hope you'll be able to visit us on the New Milford Green soon…

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

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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.

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

Centennial Exhibition Submission Day

Tuesday, March 31 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.

The New Milford Historical Society is excited to announce their upcoming publication: New Milford Re

The New Milford Historical Society announces a new publication!

Monday, June 29 2015
The New Milford Historical Society announces a new publication!...
This is an old event, from 2015
The New Milford Historical Society is excited to announce their upcoming publication: New Milford Revisited. The book will be a title in Arcadias Images of America series. Since 1993, Arcadia has produced over 9000 books and is a leader in local history publishing. New Milford Revisited will feature over 200 images from the Society's collection and will incorporate the history of the New Milford Historical Society & Museum as part of our Centennial commemoration. It is expected that the book will be available in July of this year. Order your copy, now!

Join us for the 3rd Annual TREASURE TRUNK from 9am - 3pm at Litchfield Crossings 169 Danbury Rd (acr

Treasure Trunk

Saturday, September 15 2018
Treasure Trunk...
This is an old event, from 2018
Join us for the 3rd Annual TREASURE TRUNK from 9am - 3pm at Litchfield Crossings 169 Danbury Rd (across from the Stop & Shop)

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

What Is A Town Historian? 
& Why Does Our Town Have One? 

The New Milford Historical Society

What Is A Town Historian?

Sunday, January 25 2015
What Is A Town Historian?...
This is an old event, from 2015
What Is A Town Historian? & Why Does Our Town Have One? The New Milford Historical Society and Museum invites You to a Meet & Greet with New Milford Town Historian Joanne Chapin Sunday, January 25, 2015 2:00 PM

PERMANENT EXHIBIT
The newly refurbished and updated Roger Sherman exhibit is the first completed pr

Roger Sherman Exhibit 2013

Thursday, February 7 2013
Roger Sherman Exhibit 2013 ...
This is an old event, from 2013
PERMANENT EXHIBIT The newly refurbished and updated Roger Sherman exhibit is the first completed project for the New Milford Historical Society and Museum’s proposed “New Milford Room,” dedicated to the history, cultural happenings and industries of the town of New Milford. Other exhibits and displays are currently in progress. Covering one short wall of the downstairs gallery, the new Roger Sherman exhibit features duplicate documents, a large diorama, paintings and a large timeline depicting the work and accomplishments of this early Connecticut Patriot. In the well-known painting of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull, Roger Sherman stands prominently at the front with Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and John Hancock just as he did in life. A lithograph copy of the painting can be seen hanging to the left of the Roger Sherman exhibit accompanied by a key identifying the various members of the Continental Congress depicted in the painting and underneath both is a table with copies of the very important documents Roger Sherman helped to craft, which are available for visitors to read and study.