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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

<p>Give Local with Connecticut Community Foundation<br />Help the Society win prizes for participati

GIVE LOCAL with Connecticut Community Foundation

Tuesday, April 20
Starts at 7:00 AM

Give Local with Connecticut Community Foundation
Help the Society win prizes for participati…

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.

The passing of Charles Beach Barlow sadly brought to an end a more than one-hundred year Beach/Barlo

The Legacy of Charles Beach Barlow

Sunday, January 29 2017
The Legacy of Charles Beach Barlow...
This is an old event, from 2017
The passing of Charles Beach Barlow sadly brought to an end a more than one-hundred year Beach/Barlow family affiliation with the New Milford Historical Society. This long-standing relationship between us began with Charlie’s grandfather, Charles Merritt Beach, who was a driving force in the creation of the Society and town museum in 1915. He served as the first president of the Society and certainly did much to encourage future members of his family to remain involved in continuing the vision he had when founding such an important organization. Join us for a special celebration of this special man.

100th Anniversary Gala 
Lake Waramaug Country 
Club, New Preston, CT

100th Anniversary Gala

Saturday, May 16 2015
100th Anniversary Gala...
This is an old event, from 2015
100th Anniversary Gala Lake Waramaug Country Club, New Preston, CT

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.

After our last successful presentation of "Voices From The Past," our troop of actors will

Spooky Halloween Event “CT Folk Tales: Believe it Or Not”

Friday, October 4 2013
Spooky Halloween Event “CT Folk Tales: Believe it Or Not”...
This is an old event, from 2013
After our last successful presentation of "Voices From The Past," our troop of actors will be back with a brand new program: “CT Folk Tales: Believe It Or Not.” Join us for an evening of stories you won't soon forget!

New Milford Historical Society Museum Art Show
September 15, 2017 – October 15, 2017

The New M

An Artist’s Eye on New Milford Art Show

Friday, September 15 2017
An Artist’s Eye on New Milford Art Show...
This is an old event, from 2017
New Milford Historical Society Museum Art Show September 15, 2017 – October 15, 2017 The New Milford Historical Society will host an art show to celebrate all things New Milford this fall! The show is titled, An Artist’s Eye on New Milford and will run from September 15th until October 15th in the Boardman Store Gallery at the Historical Society. All work displayed must be original and 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. An artist does not need to be a resident of New Milford to participate in the event, but artwork must be original and created by the person entering the piece. The Historical Society is not charging an entry fee, but is limiting artists to select one piece of work to display. There will be an opening reception on Friday, September 15 from 7-9 pm. An application with detailed information is available on our website

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

First Annual Holiday Boutique Art Show

Friday, November 16 2012
First Annual Holiday Boutique Art Show...
This is an old event, from 2012
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 16, 6-8pm Saturday, Nov 17, 10am-4pm Sunday, Nov 18, 10am-4pm