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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.

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

Craft night at the New Milford Historical Society is an inclusive, entertaining, light-hearted and i

BYOC – Bring Your Own Craft

Thursday, March 21 2013
BYOC – Bring Your Own Craft...
This is an old event, from 2013
Craft night at the New Milford Historical Society is an inclusive, entertaining, light-hearted and inviting activity/workshop that brings people together from the community. It’s a time to get to know each other better and learn from one another. Bring your own current craft project and connect with like-minded souls, or see what others are doing and learn a new skill and make something with your own two hands!

Join us at the New Milford Historical Society and Museum as we learn about the history and tradition

OLD-FASHIONED HOLIDAY CRAFTS FOR CHILDREN

Saturday, December 3 2016
OLD-FASHIONED HOLIDAY CRAFTS FOR CHILDREN ...
This is an old event, from 2016
Join us at the New Milford Historical Society and Museum as we learn about the history and traditions of the holiday season. Bring the family and discover old-fashioned magic as we make quilt squares, pinecone bird feeders, salt-dough ornaments and other items that remind us of an earlier time! Come and enjoy refreshments and get in the holiday spirit in the warmth and charm of our museum. Leave with a homemade holiday card or gift for someone special!
 Admission is free but donations would be greatly appreciated

Get the first crack at all the great stuff!

Annual Tag Sale Preview Party

Thursday, July 26 2018
Annual Tag Sale Preview Party...
This is an old event, from 2018
Get the first crack at all the great stuff!

Come and share memories of this town icon!

Free & Open to the Public

Chief Waramaug’s 100th Birthday Celebration

Saturday, March 10 2018
Chief Waramaug’s 100th Birthday Celebration...
This is an old event, from 2018
Come and share memories of this town icon! Free & Open to the Public

The New Milford Historical Society is pleased to announce that the last space in the downstairs gall

Exhibit Opening - Business and Commerce in New Milford in the 20th Century

Sunday, May 15 2016
Exhibit Opening - Business and Commerce in New Milford in the 20th Century...
This is an old event, from 2016
The New Milford Historical Society is pleased to announce that the last space in the downstairs gallery now spotlights the sixth of the mini-exhibits in the Lower Gallery or 'New Milford Room.' This exhibit is entitled 'Business and Commerce in New Milford in the 20th Century' debuts to the public along with the featured renovation of the Main Gallery of the Museum on Sunday, May 15th. The exhibit is sponsored by Ameico, Dr. Nestor Mejias and Dr. Benjamin Waldman. Kimberly-Clark is also a contributor to the exhibit. The exhibit is a collection of items donated by the local businesses of New Milford in response to two requests by the New Milford Historical Society and Museum for items for the exhibit. The response from the town to the previous year's Centennial Exhibit had been so extraordinary that the effort was made to repeat the success, this time with the focus on the economic forces in town that have been its strength. The NMHS&M specifically requested business signs, logoed items, photos, and other memorabilia that would illustrate their business. About 30 businesses in New Milford responded to the call. The exhibit is in three distinct parts. In the lower gallery the 16 featured 'THEN' businesses are those that once made their home in town, but which have since moved or ceased operation. The second part is 'THEN & NOW', featuring businesses that have been in operation continuously for many years or are reusing a building or space created for a now defunct business, such as Village Center for the Arts in the Village Hardware Building. Finally, the 'NOW'. These businesses are the modern businesses that call New Milford home. This exhibit was researched and implemented by Nettie McKenna and Hilary McKenna under the supervision of Curator Lisa Roush.