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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
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…

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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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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.

Members Free
Non-Members $10.00 per person
Tour will start and end at the NMHS.  The tour will las

A Historic Walking Tour of Downtown New Milford

Sunday, August 30 2015
A Historic Walking Tour of Downtown New Milford...
This is an old event, from 2015
Members Free Non-Members $10.00 per person Tour will start and end at the NMHS. The tour will last approximately 1 hour. Sunday, August 30th (4:30 PM)

Connecticut Community Foundation 

Give Local Fundraising Event 
Hosted on Tuesday and Wednesday,

Give Local

Tuesday, May 5 2015
Give Local...
This is an old event, from 2015
Connecticut Community Foundation Give Local Fundraising Event Hosted on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5-6th, by the Connecticut Community Foundation, Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills is a 36-hour online community giving event. Give Local gives donors a chance to come together and lend their support to the nonprofit organizations that work every day to make our community stronger. As a bonus, every dollar donated to participating nonprofits from 7 a.m. on May 5th to 7 p.m. on May 6th will be enhanced with bonus funds provided by the Connecticut Community Foundation and our generous Give Local sponsors. And nonprofits can win cash prizes during the event as well! Together, our first two Give Local events raised more than $1.1 million that we distributed to over 150 nonprofits! Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills raises money for the community, brings new donors and awareness to local nonprofits, and helps make our region a more vibrant place to live. This event coincides with a national giving day - Give Local America - on May 5, during which community foundations across the country are asking people in their communities to show their support for local nonprofits. In 2014, Give Local America participants raised over $50 million for groups in their local communities!

PERMANENT EXHIBIT
The newly refurbished and updated Roger Sherman exhibit is the first completed pr

Roger Sherman Exhibit 2013

Thursday, February 7 2013
Roger Sherman Exhibit 2013 ...
This is an old event, from 2013
PERMANENT EXHIBIT The newly refurbished and updated Roger Sherman exhibit is the first completed project for the New Milford Historical Society and Museum’s proposed “New Milford Room,” dedicated to the history, cultural happenings and industries of the town of New Milford. Other exhibits and displays are currently in progress. Covering one short wall of the downstairs gallery, the new Roger Sherman exhibit features duplicate documents, a large diorama, paintings and a large timeline depicting the work and accomplishments of this early Connecticut Patriot. In the well-known painting of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull, Roger Sherman stands prominently at the front with Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and John Hancock just as he did in life. A lithograph copy of the painting can be seen hanging to the left of the Roger Sherman exhibit accompanied by a key identifying the various members of the Continental Congress depicted in the painting and underneath both is a table with copies of the very important documents Roger Sherman helped to craft, which are available for visitors to read and study.

We invite you to Sponsor a Flag in Honor of a Veteran!
In honor the upcoming Veteran's Day, in

Kiwanis Flags of Valor In New Milford

Saturday, November 8 2014
Kiwanis Flags of Valor In New Milford...
This is an old event, from 2014
We invite you to Sponsor a Flag in Honor of a Veteran! In honor the upcoming Veteran's Day, in honor and in memory of our Military Veterans and those men and women actively serving our country today, the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc. will erect the Kiwanis Flags of Valor on the New Milford Historical Society and the Town of New Milford's lawn at the north end of the Green. The Field of Valor will include at least 300 full size (3 foot by 5 foot) American flags and will be on display from November 8 through December 6, 2014. All are invited to sponsor anyone they would like to HONOR with one of these keepsake flags. Your Honoree and sponsor name will be proudly displayed on a yellow ribbon with each flag. Major sponsors will be identified with on-site signage and up to ten flags for their honorees. All proceeds support the efforts and the programs of the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc, 501c. Our programs include; Bringing Up Grades, Key Leader and Scholarships. Look for more events and information on our website www.kiwanisct.com. Plan to pick up your keepsake flag on December 6, between 8 and 9 a.m. contact Linda Thomas at Field.of.Honor.Linda@gmail.com with any questions.

Hilary McKenna, Nettie McKenna and Caroline Critelli, all members of the New Milford Historical Soci

Depression Glass: Setting Your Table With Colored Light

Sunday, September 23 2012
Depression Glass: Setting Your Table With Colored Light...
This is an old event, from 2012
Hilary McKenna, Nettie McKenna and Caroline Critelli, all members of the New Milford Historical Society, will present a talk on the history and collecting of Depression Glass on Sunday, September 23, at 1:00 PM. Attendees are encouraged to bring examples of their own pieces of Depression Glass for identification and valuation.

Ingleside School by Pam Edwards
Did you know that Saint Francis School, Canterbury School and some

First Friday Walking Tour

Friday, August 3 2012
First Friday Walking Tour...
This is an old event, from 2012
Ingleside School by Pam Edwards Did you know that Saint Francis School, Canterbury School and some houses on Terrace Place have a common denominator? In the 1890's they were part of an exclusive school for girls named Ingleside. Join us for a different kind of walking being led by are own Pam Edwards who is the past Curator of the Historical Society and is currently the Registrar. Tour begins at the Historical Society with a glass of wine or lemonade on the front steps. At 7:00, visitors can drive up to Canterbury where the tour will begin.