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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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Upcoming Events

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Calling All Actors

Saturday, May 22
Starts at 1:00 PM

The New Milford Historical Society, New Milford Public Library, and Cen…

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.

New Milford’s Architectural Treasures 
New Milford Trust for Historical Preservation to 
Speak o

Architectural Treasures

Sunday, June 28 2015
Architectural Treasures ...
This is an old event, from 2015
New Milford’s Architectural Treasures New Milford Trust for Historical Preservation to Speak on New Milford’s Historic Architecture

Come celebrate our 100th Anniversary AND the publication of our new book, 'New Milford Revisite

Movie Night

Friday, July 10 2015
Movie Night...
This is an old event, from 2015
Come celebrate our 100th Anniversary AND the publication of our new book, 'New Milford Revisited' with a showing of Charlie Chaplin's classic movie, "The Tramp" on the grounds of the New Milford Historical Society. Movie begins at dusk, the building opens at 7pm, bring chairs and a blanket! In case of rain the event will move indoors. FREE popcorn FREE admission

The New Milford Historical Society will host an art show, AN ARTIST’S EYE ON NEW MILFORD,  to cele

A CALL FOR ARTISTS!

Tuesday, May 9 2017
A CALL FOR ARTISTS!...
This is an old event, from 2017
The New Milford Historical Society will host an art show, AN ARTIST’S EYE ON NEW MILFORD, to celebrate our beautiful town this fall. Over the years, many artists have been inspired by the Green, the Housatonic River, Lover’s Leap, and many other sites in our large town. The Society is fortunate to have works by two of New Milford’s favorite artists in its collection: Edith Newton and Woldemar Neufeld. We thought it was time to see how other artists see New Milford today and share their work with the community. This is an event you don’t want to miss! You do not need to be a resident of New Milford to participate in this event. If you know an artist who might want to submit a piece, an application form will be available on our website by mid May. All work displayed must be original, created by the artist entering the piece. It must 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. The show will run from September 15th to October 15th at the Historical Society campus located at the top of the Green on Aspetuck Avenue. A reception to open the show will be held Friday, September 15th from 7-9 pm. For more information call 860-354-3069, or click here for an application.

The Standard Flower Show, "Upstairs, Downstairs" is a judged show. It will feature large a

New Milford Garden Club's Flower Show

Friday, September 18 2015
New Milford Garden Club's Flower Show...
This is an old event, from 2015
The Standard Flower Show, "Upstairs, Downstairs" is a judged show. It will feature large and small flower designs in different settings, extensive exhibits of prime examples of horticulture, artistic crafts using plant material, a special photography section and several educational exhibits. Admission is free and refreshments will be served (outside ). Enjoy the beauty of flowers, see the numerous displays of plants,view the interesting exhibits at the museum and learn more about our local garden club by visiting this special show.

Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Garden Club of New Milford

May - August 

What happens

ART IN BLOOM

Sunday, May 5 2013
ART IN BLOOM...
This is an old event, from 2013
Celebrating the 90th anniversary of the Garden Club of New Milford May - August What happens when you combine art and beautiful decorative objects with flowers? Art in Bloom at the New Milford Historical Society and Museum. The Garden Club of New Milford is celebrating their 90th Anniversary in 2013 and to commemorate this special event, we will be opening our season with a new exhibition and interesting programs focusing on flowers, art and gardening. We will be honoring the past ninety years of civic improvement and beautification that the Garden Club has provided our town. The exhibit will be composed of beautifully set tables with exquisite china and silver from the collection, antique hats, dresses, jewelry and samplers; all inspired in some way by nature. The exhibition will also include highlights of the clubs activities and accomplishments throughout the years. Come walk through our transformed galleries and enjoy the beauty of everyday objects as it relates to the splendor of our natural world. You will be able to immerse yourself in color and beauty as we eagerly anticipate spring!

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.