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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
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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

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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.

Join acclaimed herbalist daughter and historian mother duo, Ehris Urban and Velya Jancz-Urban, for a

Homemade Body Scrub Workshop by The Grounded Goodwife

Thursday, January 26 2017
Homemade Body Scrub Workshop by The Grounded Goodwife...
This is an old event, from 2017
Join acclaimed herbalist daughter and historian mother duo, Ehris Urban and Velya Jancz-Urban, for an interactive historic and herbal workshop. Chase the winter blues away and treat yourself to an evening of fun, laughs and pampering. You will learn how to create and bring home two 8-ounce body scrubs, Lemon Sugar Scrub and Cinnamon Coffee Scrub. Lemon is ideal for treating a dull complexion, aging skin, and pigmentation. The caffeine in coffee works as a vasodilator and will tighten the surface of the skin, making your skin firmer. Everyone leaves with knowledge; two 8-ounce jars of homemade body scrub and new friendships. For more information on the workshop offered, please contact Groundedgoodwife.com Cost is $20.00 per person. Refreshments will be served. Please contact The New Milford Historical Society to register for this workshop. Limited to 20 people. (860) 354-3069

The New Milford Historical Society & Museum
presents
The 4th Annual Artisan Craft Show

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Artisan Craft Show

Saturday, November 26 2016
Artisan Craft Show...
This is an old event, from 2016
The New Milford Historical Society & Museum presents The 4th Annual Artisan Craft Show Unique and hand-crafted gifts for the Holidays Saturday, Nov 26, 2016 from 10am - 5pm at St John's Episcopal Church on the New Milford Green (7 Whittlesey Ave)

Tour begins at the Historical Society with a glass of wine or lemonade on the front steps.  At 7:00,

First Friday Walking Tour

Friday, June 1 2012
First Friday Walking Tour...
This is an old event, from 2012
Tour begins at the Historical Society with a glass of wine or lemonade on the front steps. At 7:00, the tour group will head to Bank Street led by Legard Waldrop to learn the history of the heart of New Milford.

The 19<sup>th</sup> annual New Milford Outdoor Art Festival is being held on June 14<sup>th</sup> fr

New Milford Outdoor Art Festival

Saturday, June 14 2014
New Milford Outdoor Art Festival...
This is an old event, from 2014
The 19th annual New Milford Outdoor Art Festival is being held on June 14th from 10:00am to 6:00pm and 15th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on the Village Green in New Milford, CT. It is sponsored by the New Milford Historical Society and Museum. Artists love this show. Crowds come to buy art and not ice cream. Testimony to its success is the extremely high rate of returning artists every year. This year, in addition to fine arts, we are including fine crafts. The fine crafts will be located in a separate section of the Green. The art show is a major fund raiser for the historical society. The historical society is a non-profit organization which maintains a public museum, and offers educational and cultural activities encouraging an appreciation of art, history and music. For additional information, please contact Pat Lathrope at palathrope@gmail.com To download the application to show your work at the event, please click here.

Join Bob Coppola and take a moment back in time as he leads you on a walking tour along the New Milf

Walking Tour along the Green

Friday, July 6 2012
Walking Tour along the Green...
This is an old event, from 2012
Join Bob Coppola and take a moment back in time as he leads you on a walking tour along the New Milford Green. Participants will meet at the New Milford Historical Society and enjoy a glass of wine or lemonade on the front steps before they are taken on a fascinating tour of New Milford's past. Not only will the talk be about the architecture on the remaining buildings along the Green, but also about of the unique place of our Green in American history. What was on the originally on the site of Town Hall? Why was its owner famous in American history? Where did Marquee de Lafayette, a Frenchman who came to assist George Washington, dine on the Village Green? Where did runaway slaves hide on their way North to safety?

Lecture by Betty Odenwald, Connecticut Society, US Daughters of 1812
The War of 1812 is often calle

The War of 1812: Connecticut and It's People

Thursday, July 12 2012
The War of 1812: Connecticut and It's People...
This is an old event, from 2012
Lecture by Betty Odenwald, Connecticut Society, US Daughters of 1812 The War of 1812 is often called the "forgotten war". However, to some historians, it is the end of the American Revolution. It established the American right to trade and commerce, it was the spur to Western expansion, and it provided a new sense of nationalism and pride. In 2012, the United States is celebrating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812. In New Milford, there are 30 veterans from this war buried throughout our local cemeteries who we want to remember for their service and sacrifice. This engaging lecture will discuss Connecticut as a supporter of the War of 1812 and the approximately 6,000 militia, soldiers and sailors who fought for our freedom. Mrs. Odenwald is from Fairfield, Connecticut and is the President of the Connecticut Society, U.S. Daughters of 1812.