Due to a staffing shortage, we will be open for tours or research only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
during the month of January. Please call or email for an appointment.


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
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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.

Peter Vermilyea teaches history at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village and at We

Talk and Book signing by Peter Vermilyea

Sunday, March 26 2017
Talk and Book signing by Peter Vermilyea...
This is an old event, from 2017
Peter Vermilyea teaches history at Housatonic Valley Regional High School in Falls Village and at Western Connecticut State University. A graduate of New Milford High School and of Gettysburg College, he is the director of the student scholarship program at the college's Civil War Institute. Vermilyea is the author or editor of four books and fifteen articles, most on Civil War history. He received the 2015 CultureMax Award for his book, Hidden History of Litchfield County.

The New Milford Historical Society has scheduled the next craft night for Wednesday, April 18th in t

WHOOO Wants to Play?

Wednesday, April 18 2012
WHOOO Wants to Play?...
This is an old event, from 2012
The New Milford Historical Society has scheduled the next craft night for Wednesday, April 18th in the Boardman Store from 6:30 - 8:00 pm. Owl decor has become popular all across America. The "make and take" project for the evening will be the creation of an Owl Stuffie. Instructions, materials and refreshments will be provided. The cost is $5.00, but is free to current members of the Historical Society. If you have a special pair of buttons for eyes, bring them along.

tickets
To make a reservation, please call the Historical Society at 860-354-3069.

Special Preview Sale Thursday, July 23rd from 6 to 8 PM ($5 admission, refreshments will be served)

Giant Tag Sale to Benefit the NMHS during Village Fairs Days!

Friday, July 24 2015
Giant Tag Sale to Benefit the NMHS during Village Fairs Days!...
This is an old event, from 2015
Special Preview Sale Thursday, July 23rd from 6 to 8 PM ($5 admission, refreshments will be served) Sale continues on Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th from 8 AM to 4 PM both days. A 50% off sale will take place on Sunday, July 26th from 10 AM to 2 PM on all remaining items. In addition to the sale there will be three day raffle prizes and a Silent Auction of our best items. Signed copies of the newly published book "New Milford Revisited" produced by the New Milford Historical Society and Museum will be available for purchase during the sale. At the New Milford Historical Society in the Museum at 6 Aspetuck Avenue during

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.

Tuesday, October 20th  
(6:00 PM to 9:00 PM) 

Restaurant (TBA)

Annual Membership Dinner & Meeting

Tuesday, October 20 2015
Annual Membership Dinner & Meeting ...
This is an old event, from 2015
Tuesday, October 20th (6:00 PM to 9:00 PM) Restaurant (TBA)

Day of Giving & Knapp House Grand Re-Opening

Free and Open to the Public

Day of Giving & Knapp House Grand Re-Opening

Tuesday, April 24 2018
Day of Giving & Knapp House Grand Re-Opening...
This is an old event, from 2018
Day of Giving & Knapp House Grand Re-Opening Free and Open to the Public