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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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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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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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Bank Street Theater Turns 100-POSTPONED

Friday, April 3
Starts at 10:00 AM

Bank Street Theater Turns 100 Anniversary Exhibit


Join us as we look back and com…

<p>Learn about vintage photography and develop photos from negatives using your own portable device.

Youth Workshop: Turn Back Time!-POSTPONED

Saturday, April 4
Starts at 10:00 AM

Learn about vintage photography and develop photos from negatives using your own portable device.…

<h2>Please join our Give Local Campaign!</h2>
<h3>Help us keep New Milford history alive!<br />Tues

Give Local

Tuesday, April 21
Starts at 7:00 AM

Please join our Give Local Campaign!

Help us keep New Milford history alive!
Tues…

<h2>Ingleside School Exhibit</h2>
<p>Explore the history of one of the best known schools for girls

The Ingleside School for Girls - Exhibit Opening

Friday, May 15
Starts at 7:00 PM

Ingleside School Exhibit

Explore the history of one of the best known schools for girls…

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.

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.

We invite you to Sponsor a Flag in Honor of a Veteran!
In honor the upcoming Veteran's Day, in

Kiwanis Flags of Valor In New Milford

Saturday, November 8 2014
Kiwanis Flags of Valor In New Milford...
This is an old event, from 2014
We invite you to Sponsor a Flag in Honor of a Veteran! In honor the upcoming Veteran's Day, in honor and in memory of our Military Veterans and those men and women actively serving our country today, the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc. will erect the Kiwanis Flags of Valor on the New Milford Historical Society and the Town of New Milford's lawn at the north end of the Green. The Field of Valor will include at least 300 full size (3 foot by 5 foot) American flags and will be on display from November 8 through December 6, 2014. All are invited to sponsor anyone they would like to HONOR with one of these keepsake flags. Your Honoree and sponsor name will be proudly displayed on a yellow ribbon with each flag. Major sponsors will be identified with on-site signage and up to ten flags for their honorees. All proceeds support the efforts and the programs of the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc, 501c. Our programs include; Bringing Up Grades, Key Leader and Scholarships. Look for more events and information on our website www.kiwanisct.com. Plan to pick up your keepsake flag on December 6, between 8 and 9 a.m. contact Linda Thomas at Field.of.Honor.Linda@gmail.com with any questions.

The one-day statewide event is designed to showcase Connecticut's diverse world of history, art and

Museum Open House Day

Saturday, June 9 2012
Museum Open House Day...
This is an old event, from 2012
The one-day statewide event is designed to showcase Connecticut's diverse world of history, art and tourism to Connecticut residents. Museums throughout Connecticut, including the Historical Society will be open free to the public on this day.

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

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

Favorite items from the museum's permanent collection will be brought out of storage and shared once

Heirlooms From the Attic: New Milford Historical Society's Finest

Sunday, May 20 2012
Heirlooms From the Attic: New Milford Historical Society's Finest...
This is an old event, from 2012
Favorite items from the museum's permanent collection will be brought out of storage and shared once again with the public. These treasured objects which are the heart of our historical society will awaken our memories and provide us with a tangible link to our past.