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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
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New Milford Historical Society and Museum
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Upcoming Events

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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.

The 18th annual New Milford Outdoor Art Festival is being sponsored this year by the New Milford His

New Milford Outdoor Art Festival

Saturday, June 15 2013
New Milford Outdoor Art Festival...
This is an old event, from 2013
The 18th annual New Milford Outdoor Art Festival is being sponsored this year by the New Milford Historical Society. It will be held on Saturday, June 15th from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday June 16th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on the Village Green. This is a fine art show that attracts artists from all over New England and beyond. Artists love this show. Crowds come to buy art and not ice cream. Testimony to its success is the extremely high rate of returning artists every year. The art show is a major fund raiser for the historical society. The historical society is a non-profit organization which maintains a public museum, and offers educational and cultural activities encouraging an appreciation of art, history and music. For additional information, please contact Pat Lathrope at palathrope @gmail.com

for new exhibit: New Milford: A Century of Collecting and Sharing Memories 1915 - 2015

Opening Reception

Friday, May 22 2015
Opening Reception...
This is an old event, from 2015
for new exhibit: New Milford: A Century of Collecting and Sharing Memories 1915 - 2015

Please join Peter Cronin as he presents A Soldier in the Great War at the New Milford Historical Soc

A Soldier in the Great War A Presentation on WWI by Peter Cronin

Sunday, June 4 2017
A Soldier in the Great War A Presentation on WWI by Peter Cronin...
This is an old event, from 2017
Please join Peter Cronin as he presents A Soldier in the Great War at the New Milford Historical Society Museum on Sunday June 4th at 2:00 pm. The talk will compliment the current exhibit at the Historical Society entitled Warriors on the Home Front: American Women and WWI (1917-1919), which will be on view until June 4, 2017. The talk will be a PowerPoint presentation about Clarence Stone, a local hero from New Milford that died during WWI. Near the end of the war, the 308th Infantry participated in a battle on the “Siegfried Line” on the Western Front. Hoping to chase the German forces away from this line to end the war, Private Clarence Stone was killed in action. Peter Cronin, a Brookfield resident is a relative of Clarence Stone, has done extensive research about this local hero who paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country during WWI. Mr. Cronin has been involved with the Brookfield Historical Society for many years giving presentations of various historical events. This event is free to museum members and $5.00 for non-members.

A panel of four local business people will talk about the "Perils, Pitfalls and Triumphs of Run

Perils, Pitfalls and Triumphs of Running a Small Business in New Milford

Thursday, June 2 2016
Perils, Pitfalls and Triumphs of Running a Small Business in New Milford...
This is an old event, from 2016
A panel of four local business people will talk about the "Perils, Pitfalls and Triumphs of Running a Small Business in New Milford" on Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM at the New Milford Historical Society's Museum at 6 Aspetuck Ave. in New Milford (at the top of the Village Green). The talk ties into the newest exhibit in our lower gallery, "Business and Commerce in New Milford in the 20th Century – Then and Now." The panelists will cover the issues faced by our local business community. They will also reminisce about starting up their small businesses and share their experiences dealing with the business issues in our town. The four participants in the panel will include: Amy Czupkowski of Union Savings Bank (which will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary in Business this year); Michael Gold of Geron Nursing and Respite Care; Pam Picheco of Joe's Salon & Spa; and the New Milford Historical Society's VP, Justin Krul of Just-In Antiques. Refreshments will be served and those attending will also have the opportunity to examine the latest of the mini-exhibits in the lower gallery, which seeks to highlight a very important aspect of life in New Milford – the Economic life of our town.

The New Milford Historical Society & Museum is pleased to announce the opening of their new exhi

First Congregational Church: Celebrating 300 Years of Faithful Service in N

Saturday, October 1 2016
First Congregational Church: Celebrating 300 Years of Faithful Service in N...
This is an old event, from 2016
The New Milford Historical Society & Museum is pleased to announce the opening of their new exhibit entitled; First Congregational Church: Celebrating 300 Years of Faithful Service in New Milford, 1716-2016 to commemorate the church’s 300th anniversary. The exhibit will include historic letters, books, objects and art related to their long history in New Milford. In addition to borrowing many historic objects from Reverend Moran, Minister of the Congregational Church, the museum also has a number of objects in their permanent collection pertaining to the Congregational Church such as a portion of the pulpit from the 1754 Meetinghouse and original sermons from Rev. Nathaniel Taylor from 1750. The exhibit will run from October 1st through January 8, 2017. The opening reception is being held at the museum on October 1st from 5-7 and is open to the public.

The Roger Sherman Chapter of the DAR presents A Day of Revolutionary History on the grounds of New M

A Day of Revolutionary History

Saturday, September 15 2018
A Day of Revolutionary History...
This is an old event, from 2018
The Roger Sherman Chapter of the DAR presents A Day of Revolutionary History on the grounds of New Milford Historical Society! Enjoy Colonial Children's Games, explore your genealogy, celebrate the Constitution and enjoy (and participate in) historical re-enactments