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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

Featured Sections

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>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…

<h2>Lecture on Historic Native American Cultures</h2>
<h3>Powerpoint presentation by John Lee, <br

Historic Native American Cultures-CANCELLED

Wednesday, November 11
Starts at 2:00 PM

Lecture on Historic Native American Cultures

Powerpoint presentation by John Lee,

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.

Friday July 28 - Sunday July 30 
Tag Sale Fundraiser during Village Fair Days. 

We are now accep

Tag Sale Fundraiser

Friday, July 28 2017
Tag Sale Fundraiser...
This is an old event, from 2017
Friday July 28 - Sunday July 30 Tag Sale Fundraiser during Village Fair Days. We are now accepting donations for the Tag Sale Drop off can be made to the museum Tuesday - Friday from 10:00 - 3:00 and Sundays 12 :00 - 3:00 Donations are Tax deductible and a tax letter can be provided. Sunday 7/30 - 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Our legendary 50 percent off sale

Presentation of an Oil Portrait of 
Col. Nathaniel Taylor  & Lecture on 
Colonial Portrait Paint

Welcome Home, Col. Taylor!

Friday, November 13 2015
Welcome Home, Col. Taylor!...
This is an old event, from 2015
Presentation of an Oil Portrait of Col. Nathaniel Taylor & Lecture on Colonial Portrait Painting

Book signing and lecture by Janet 
Barrett about a Korean War horse

They Called Her Reckless

Thursday, March 22 2018
They Called Her Reckless...
This is an old event, from 2018
Book signing and lecture by Janet Barrett about a Korean War horse

Members Free
Non-Members $10.00 per person
Tour will start and end at the NMHS.  The tour will las

A Historic Walking Tour of Downtown New Milford

Sunday, August 30 2015
A Historic Walking Tour of Downtown New Milford...
This is an old event, from 2015
Members Free Non-Members $10.00 per person Tour will start and end at the NMHS. The tour will last approximately 1 hour. Sunday, August 30th (4:30 PM)

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.

Join Bob Coppola as he guides children through a typical day in a historic classroom setting. Childr

One Room Schoolhouse

Saturday, November 4 2017
One Room Schoolhouse...
This is an old event, from 2017
Join Bob Coppola as he guides children through a typical day in a historic classroom setting. Children will experience learning and play “colonial style” using authentic materials to practice lessons. Limited to 20 children, Grades 3-5 $10 per child Call to reserve a spot! 860-354-3069 *Please alert us to any allergies*