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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
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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.

Come and enjoy a cup of soup and delicious salad.  Local chef Peter Lang will teach participants to

* POSTPONED *Let's Talk about Soup and Salad

Thursday, November 1 2012
* POSTPONED *Let's Talk about Soup and Salad...
This is an old event, from 2012
Come and enjoy a cup of soup and delicious salad. Local chef Peter Lang will teach participants to make three different and delicious salad dressings. Members Free, Non-members $5.00 Please call the Society to make a reservation.

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.

The New Milford Historical Society will hold a special day of events on Sunday, November 17th in fro

A Rough Road To Freedom

Sunday, November 17 2013
A Rough Road To Freedom...
This is an old event, from 2013
The New Milford Historical Society will hold a special day of events on Sunday, November 17th in front of the Lincoln Memorial at the north-end of the New Milford Green. This event will be called “A Rough Road To Freedom”. We would like to invite you to come and join us. 12:30 PM — Assemble on the sidewalk at the top of the Green for the start of the program. There will be singing of ‘Old-Time Gospel Hymns’. 1:00 PM — The opening ceremony will commence with speeches given by the honored guests, followed by the unveiling of the “A Rough Road To Freedom” Sculpture. This sculpture was designed by and donated to the Town of New Milford by local artist, Ray Crawford. 1:30 PM — 2:15 PM (Inside the Museum) — Howard Wright, a Lincoln Impersonator, will read the Gettysburg Address and the recitation of the Emancipation Proclamation, as well as readings from Lincoln’s letters and papers of 1863. Ray D. Smith, a Civil War Re-enactor, will stand in his Civil War Uniform as the Honor Guard to Lincoln. 2:15 PM — 3:00 PM — Kathleen Zuris will give a talk on the 29th Connecticut Colored Regiment. There were at least twelve New Milford men in this Regiment. This is their 150th Anniversary. 3:00 PM — Refreshments will be served along with the opening of the new exhibit, “Black Life in History of New Milford”. Also, in honor and in memory of our Military Veterans who have served and are actively serving our country today, the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc. will erect a Field of Honor around the Lincoln Memorial with 300 full size (3 X 5) American Flags on November 2nd. These flags will be on display through December 7, 2013. We hope you can join us on this special day. Please RSVP by calling the Historical Society at: 860.354.3069

Limited number of participants.

We’ve enjoyed Peter Lang’s awesome cookies at our annual wine

Dressing Your Salad with Peter Lang

Thursday, February 21 2013
Dressing Your Salad with Peter Lang...
This is an old event, from 2013
Limited number of participants. We’ve enjoyed Peter Lang’s awesome cookies at our annual wine tasting. Turns out Peter also knows a whole lot about salad dressing. Join us as he shares some of his salad dressing recipes and some “secret” recipes from around the area. This is a great chance to perk up your spring table fare and learn about herbs you may want to plant in your garden. Soups and salads will be available for each participant. Yum! Please call for a reservation 860-354-3069.

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

A Special Children's High Tea & Party will be held at the New Milford Historical Society on Sund

Children's High Tea & Party

Sunday, June 24 2012
Children's High Tea & Party...
This is an old event, from 2012
A Special Children's High Tea & Party will be held at the New Milford Historical Society on Sunday, June 24, 2012 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The theme of the Tea will be "Peter Rabbit and Friends." The program will feature the violin students of Kathy Kelly Koch; a reading of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter and Peter Rabbit themed cupcakes, sandwiches and other treats. Additionally, the children will be instructed on how to dance the Bunny Hop to the original music. Each child attending will take home a teacup and saucer and their own copy of "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" by Beatrix Potter. Admittance to the Children's High Tea is $10 per person. Reservations may be made by calling the New Milford Historical Society at (860) 354-3069. Space is limited. This Special Program is being organized by Kathy Kelly Koch, Hilary McKenna, Nettie McKenna and New Milford Historical Society Curator, Lisa Roush.