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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>A talk on the mysterious <strong><em>Cat Woman of Gaylordsville</em></strong> and the Victorian s

Florence Maybrick: The Mystery of the Dress

Thursday, September 26
Starts at 7:00 PM

A talk on the mysterious Cat Woman of Gaylordsville and the Victorian s…

<p>History comes alive as we travel the byways of <strong>Center Cemetery</strong>, in conjunction w

Center Cemetery Walking Tour

Saturday, October 12
Starts at 5:30 PM

History comes alive as we travel the byways of Center Cemetery, in conjunction w…

<p>Watch this space for more details!</p>

Annual Membership Dinner Meeting

Tuesday, October 15
Starts at 6:00 PM

Watch this space for more details!

<p>We’ve overgrown our space, so this year we’ll be at the Masonic Temple up Aspetuck Av

Holiday Artisan Market

Saturday, November 30
Starts at 1:00 PM

We’ve overgrown our space, so this year we’ll be at the Masonic Temple up Aspetuck Av…

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.

TOUCH A TRUCK PROGRAM WITH WATER WITCH 
HOSE COMPANY NO. 2. 

Kids of all ages are invited to joi

TOUCH A TRUCK

Saturday, October 26 2013
TOUCH A TRUCK...
This is an old event, from 2013
TOUCH A TRUCK PROGRAM WITH WATER WITCH HOSE COMPANY NO. 2. Kids of all ages are invited to join us for "Touch A Truck" program. Come tour and climb on a fire truck and meet some of the fireman from our local firehouse in New Milford. Also, come inside the museum and see an interesting exhibit celebrating 150 years of the Water Witch Hose Company No. 2. Historical fireman memorabilia will be on display.

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

Centennial Exhibition Submission Day

Tuesday, March 24 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.

LOOK AT ARTISTS – A CHILDREN’S ART SHOW

The art show and reception displaying the student’s

Children's art show and reception

Thursday, October 22 2015
Children's art show and reception...
This is an old event, from 2015
LOOK AT ARTISTS – A CHILDREN’S ART SHOW The art show and reception displaying the student’s artwork in the Boardman Gallery of the Museum from the four week long course to increase visual literacy for children in grades 1-4. Student Art Show and Reception Thursday October 22nd at 4:00 pm. Program is taught by Kathy Elmore, MLS, with over 20 years experience as a Children’s Librarian in Connecticut Public Libraries.

The passing of Charles Beach Barlow sadly brought to an end a more than one-hundred year Beach/Barlo

The Legacy of Charles Beach Barlow

Sunday, January 29 2017
The Legacy of Charles Beach Barlow...
This is an old event, from 2017
The passing of Charles Beach Barlow sadly brought to an end a more than one-hundred year Beach/Barlow family affiliation with the New Milford Historical Society. This long-standing relationship between us began with Charlie’s grandfather, Charles Merritt Beach, who was a driving force in the creation of the Society and town museum in 1915. He served as the first president of the Society and certainly did much to encourage future members of his family to remain involved in continuing the vision he had when founding such an important organization. Join us for a special celebration of this special man.

The New Milford Historical Society and Museum is participating in the 10th annual Connecticut Open H

Open House at the Society

Saturday, June 14 2014
Open House at the Society...
This is an old event, from 2014
The New Milford Historical Society and Museum is participating in the 10th annual Connecticut Open House Day on Saturday, June 14th. The one-day statewide event will showcase our diverse collection of historical artifacts. Our museum will be open FREE from 12 noon to 3 p.m. on this day. (This is the same weekend we host the New Milford Outdoor Arts Festival!)

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.