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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…

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

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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…

<p>The annual tag sale, open to the public, will be held June 19 outdoors on the museum’s Aspe

Annual Tag Sale

Saturday, June 19
Starts at 9:00 AM

The annual tag sale, open to the public, will be held June 19 outdoors on the museum’s Aspe…

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.

~With Sarah St. Germain and Rebecca Starkins~
Learn about a 1770s wardrobe with Sarah St. Germain f

The Language of an 18th Century Wardrobe

Thursday, May 15 2014
The Language of an 18th Century Wardrobe...
This is an old event, from 2014
~With Sarah St. Germain and Rebecca Starkins~ Learn about a 1770s wardrobe with Sarah St. Germain from the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. From breeches to waistcoats and caps to stays, attendees will learn the language of early American fashion. With the help of Rebecca Starkins, proprietress of “A Fashionable Frolick,” St. Germain will present period reproductions. A question and answer period will follow.

New Permanent exhibit opening in the Lower Gallery Sunday, September 20
THE CREATION OF CANDLEWOOD

THE CREATION OF CANDLEWOOD LAKE

Sunday, September 20 2015
THE CREATION OF CANDLEWOOD LAKE...
This is an old event, from 2015
New Permanent exhibit opening in the Lower Gallery Sunday, September 20 THE CREATION OF CANDLEWOOD LAKE AND IT'S IMPACT ON NEW MILFORD Sponsored in part by First Light Power. The exhibit will include 3 parts: "Demolition & Construction"; "Life & Leisure Activities at the Lake"; and "Environmental Issues".

The Fire of 1902 - Presentation of the Great Fire on Bank Street by Joe Cats

The Fire of 1902

Thursday, May 4 2017
The Fire of 1902...
This is an old event, from 2017
The Fire of 1902 - Presentation of the Great Fire on Bank Street by Joe Cats

Join Bob Coppola in learning the history of early American toys, then create your own!
Grades 2 - 5

Early American Toy Making Workshop

Thursday, May 19 2016
Early American Toy Making Workshop...
This is an old event, from 2016
Join Bob Coppola in learning the history of early American toys, then create your own! Grades 2 - 5 (limited to 12 participants per session). Cup & Ball Jacob's Ladder Kaleidoscope Optical Illusions

Exhibition Opening in Main Gallery
A silhouette artist will be here cutting portraits.

125th Anniversary of the Roger Sherman Chapter

Saturday, April 7 2018
125th Anniversary of the Roger Sherman Chapter...
This is an old event, from 2018
Exhibition Opening in Main Gallery A silhouette artist will be here cutting portraits.

Help ensure the future preservation of New Milford's rich history!
The New Milford Historical

Give Local!

Tuesday, May 6 2014
Give Local!...
This is an old event, from 2014
Help ensure the future preservation of New Milford's rich history! The New Milford Historical Society & Museum will participate in the Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills program sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation from May 6th noon to May 7th noon.

How it Works

During the 24 hour time period, your donation provides the opportunity for the New Milford Historical Society & Museum to receive matching funds for those donations. All donations must be made online by credit card at http://www.givelocalccf.org
Join us on Tuesday, May 6th from 5 pm to 8 pm for a Giving Day Open House with wine and light hors d’oeuvres! This is a special opportunity to see our newest exhibit, “The Lost Arts of Domestic Life”, tour our museum and donate. Computers will be available at the door to accept credit card donations through the Connecticut Community Foundation’s website.
Questions? Please contact Justin Krul at 203-240-1976 or justinskrul@gmail.com