Our Mission

2019 Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees of the New Milford Historical Society gathered in 2019 for a group photograph.
Seated left to right: Pat Hembrook, Treasurer, Kathy Kelly-Koch, President, Joe Cats, President, Anita Regan, Secretary and Loretta Kretchko, First Vice President.
Standing left to right: Board of Trustees, Norm Cummings, Bob Coppola, David Cohen, Susan Bradbury, Justin Krul, Greg Regan, Second Vice President, Lisa Roush (Former Curator), and Greg Van Antwerp

The New Milford Historical Society & Museum collects, preserves and interprets objects and information of historical merit pertaining to the backgrounds of individuals and their way of life and customs in the greater New Milford area. It serves the residents and visitors to New Milford as a source of reliable information and seeks to stimulate interest in the culture and history of New Milford. It promotes educational, cultural and civic activities of groups, organizations and Town sponsored programs; this participation to be related to the material holdings of the Society.

The Society's goals are to provide education, historical and cultural activities for the public, and to maintain our artifacts and documents in an efficient and professional manner so that the historic past of our town is available for present and future generations. We have a close link with the local schools and provide tours for students and adult groups.

The Society is actively working to bring the past to the present and preserve it for the future. The Board of Trustees, Curator and many volunteers work together to mount special exhibits, provide historical research and preserve items from our past.

Executive Board Members

Kathleen Kelly
Loretta Kretchko
Gregory Regan
Pat Hembrook
Anita Regan

Original Benefactors of the The New Milford Historical Society & Museum

Helen Boardman
Original benefactor of the Society

1st Vice-President
2nd Vice-President

Board of Trustees

Joe Cats
Joanne Chapin
David Cohen
Justin Krul
Norm Cummings
Kent Fletcher
Greg Van Antwerp

Original Benefactors of the The New Milford Historical Society & Museum

Kate Boardman
Original benefactor of the Society

Museum Office

Anna Fossi

Curatorial Assistant

The New Milford Historical Society & Museum has both permanent and temporary exhibits on view at the Society, located just north of the historic and scenic New Milford Green at N° 6, Aspetuck Avenue.

Our hours are Tuesday - Friday from 12:00 - 3:00, Saturday 11-2, closed Sunday, and by appointment. (Click here to request yours, or call (860) 354-3069.

Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for students, and children under 12 are free, as are members.

Winter is also the season of bad and unpredictable weather in New England. In case of inclement weather, please plan on calling the museum to confirm we are open.

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