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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>An amazing series of classes for grades 6-8 focusing on the modern art of <strong>Picasso</strong

Awesome Art History

Thursday, March 21
Starts at 4:00 PM

An amazing series of classes for grades 6-8 focusing on the modern art of Picasso

<p>Join us for a very personal experience as one of New Milford’s own reflects on his history

Reflecting on New Milford

Thursday, April 4
Starts at 7:00 PM

Join us for a very personal experience as one of New Milford’s own reflects on his history …

<p>Join us for 36 hours of giving, starting with an Open House and reception</p>

Give Local 2019

Tuesday, April 23
Starts at 7:00 AM

Join us for 36 hours of giving, starting with an Open House and reception

<p>Consignment Sale and Fundraiser for the Historical Society. Watch our site for the application to

Fit to a Tee

Saturday, May 4
Starts at 9:00 AM

Consignment Sale and Fundraiser for the Historical Society. Watch our site for the application to…

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.

Field of Honor at the New Milford Historical Society &amp; Museum
"Making History Part of

FIELD OF HONOR

Sunday, November 4 2012
FIELD OF HONOR...
This is an old event, from 2012
Field of Honor at the New Milford Historical Society &amp; Museum "Making History Part of Our Lives". This fall there will be a new crop on the grounds of the New Milford Historical Society & Museum. It is not golden ears of corn, but waving stripes of the American Flag. Row upon row, each flag represents a veteran of one of the United States Armed Forces. The field of flags serves as both a reminder and a tribute to the Veterans who have served and presently serving our country. All are welcome to walk through the flags, read names, listen to and share their stories of themselves, family members, friends and others who have given in many different ways so that we are able to have the freedom to celebrate our flag. This Veteran's Day, in honor of our Military Veterans and those serving our country today, the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury will erect a Field of Honor on the grounds of the New Milford Historical Society's lawn. The field will be comprised of at least 200 3 foot by 5 foot American Flags and be on display from November 4 through December 8, 2012. We invite you to sponsor a flag in honor of a Veteran or Patriot. Your Honoree will be proudly displayed on a yellow ribbon attached to the flag. Please contact Linda Thomas at field.of.honor.linda@gmail.com with any questions or opportunities to volunteer. Purchase a flag and a portion of the proceeds to will be donated to the various non-profit organizations in New Milford taking part in selling the flags such as The Girl Scouts, The Boy Scouts and the New Milford Historical Society. The price of one flag is $30, four flags for $100, major sponsor $500.

WWI Re-enactors from the Royal Bavarian 10th Infantry Regiment, 1st Company will be on site during t

Exhibit Opening of Warriors on the Homefront: American Woman and WWI (1917-

Sunday, March 5 2017
Exhibit Opening of Warriors on the Homefront: American Woman and WWI (1917-...
This is an old event, from 2017
WWI Re-enactors from the Royal Bavarian 10th Infantry Regiment, 1st Company will be on site during the opening.

You won't want to miss this exciting event, showcasing the work of local Connecticut artisans!

Holiday Arts and Crafts Show

Saturday, November 23 2013
Holiday Arts and Crafts Show...
This is an old event, from 2013
You won't want to miss this exciting event, showcasing the work of local Connecticut artisans! The show will feature pottery, paintings, hand-made jewelry, fused glass, weaving, woodturning, blacksmithing, hand-made soap, and more! You'll find unique & hand-crafted gifts for the holidays. Wine & Cheese Opening Friday, Nov 22, 6-8pm Cost: FREE admission

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 2 2017
Old-Fashioned Holiday Crafts for Children...
This is an old event, from 2017
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

Tales of Old New Milford - Slavery, Crime & Punishment on the Connecticut Frontier
History of t

Michael John Cavallaro New Gate Prison Lecture

Thursday, March 14 2013
Michael John Cavallaro New Gate Prison Lecture...
This is an old event, from 2013
Tales of Old New Milford - Slavery, Crime & Punishment on the Connecticut Frontier History of the nation's first detention facility, Newgate Prison, from the dark day that it opened to the day of its final demise. Cost: $5.00

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.