Past Events

The Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc. proudly presents the 
The Fourth Annual 
Kiwanis Flags of Valor in New Milford 





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) made in the USA American flags and will be on display from November 7 through December 5, 2015. 
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 from the $30 sponsorship support the efforts and the programs of the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc, 501c.  Our programs include; Bringing Up Grades,  High School Key Clubs in 6 towns and the Eliminate Program, College Scholarships. We are a volunteer organization whose mission is "To serve the children of the world, one community at a time."  Find more information about Kiwanis or the Flags of Valor on our website www.kiwanisct.com or email ltorganizing.Linda@gmail.com.

Flags of Valor

Saturday, November 7 2015
Flags of Valor...
Starts at 9:00 AM
The Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc. proudly presents the The Fourth Annual Kiwanis Flags of Valor in New Milford 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) made in the USA American flags and will be on display from November 7 through December 5, 2015. 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 from the $30 sponsorship support the efforts and the programs of the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc, 501c. Our programs include; Bringing Up Grades, High School Key Clubs in 6 towns and the Eliminate Program, College Scholarships. We are a volunteer organization whose mission is "To serve the children of the world, one community at a time." Find more information about Kiwanis or the Flags of Valor on our website www.kiwanisct.com or email ltorganizing.Linda@gmail.com.

Join Bob Coppola as he guides children through a typical day in a historic classroom setting. Children will experience learning and play “colonial style” using authentic materials to practice lessons.

Limited to 20 children, Grades 3-5 
$10 per child 
Call to reserve a spot! 860-354-3069 
*Please alert us to any allergies*

One Room Schoolhouse

Saturday, November 4 2017
One Room Schoolhouse...
Starts at 4:00 PM
Join Bob Coppola as he guides children through a typical day in a historic classroom setting. Children will experience learning and play “colonial style” using authentic materials to practice lessons. Limited to 20 children, Grades 3-5 $10 per child Call to reserve a spot! 860-354-3069 *Please alert us to any allergies*

Hilary McKenna, Nettie McKenna and Caroline Critelli, all members of the New Milford Historical Society, will present a talk on the history and collecting of Depression Glass on Sunday, September 23, at 1:00 PM.  Attendees are encouraged to bring examples of their own pieces of Depression Glass for identification and valuation.

Depression Glass: Setting Your Table With Colored Light

Sunday, September 23 2012
Depression Glass: Setting Your...
Starts at 1:00 PM
Hilary McKenna, Nettie McKenna and Caroline Critelli, all members of the New Milford Historical Society, will present a talk on the history and collecting of Depression Glass on Sunday, September 23, at 1:00 PM. Attendees are encouraged to bring examples of their own pieces of Depression Glass for identification and valuation.

Searching for the Exact Location of America's Soul: 
An Artist's Pursuit of Abraham Lincoln

The New Milford Historical Society & Museum is pleased to announce that it will be commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at the New Milford Historical Society & Museum on Sunday, April 19th, at 2:00 PM.  In honor of this pivotal event in the history of our country, Artist Wendy Allen will give her multi-media presentation, "Searching for the Exact Location of America's Soul: An Artist's Pursuit of Abraham Lincoln."  

Whenever Wendy Allen exhibits her art, she is always asked, "Why do you paint so many Lincoln's?" Allen attempts to answer this question with a multimedia presentation that reflects her thoughts on, Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War, and the state of art today.

Wendy Allen was born in Pittsburgh in 1955. For thirty years, she pursued a career in educational publishing, lastly as Director of Interactive Media for a major children's publisher.  In 2007 she left to pursue painting full-time.

Art became Allen's passion in 1983, when she painted her first portrait of Abraham Lincoln, who then became the focus of her artwork. In 2009, the year of the Lincoln Bicentennial, CNN aired an interview about Allen's unique career. Her work has been featured at the Historical Society of Washington, DC, alongside Lincoln portraits by Salvador Dali, Robert Rauschenberg, & Norman Rockwell.

Allen currently divides her time between her home in New Milford, Connecticut, and her studio/gallery, Lincoln Into Art, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

Refreshments will be served following the presentation and a talk explaining the museum's exhibit, "New Milford in the Civil War: 1860-1865" will be offered to those interested.

Searching for the Exact Location of America’s Soul: An Artist’s Pursuit

Sunday, April 19 2015
Searching for the Exact Locati...
Starts at 2:00 PM
Searching for the Exact Location of America's Soul: An Artist's Pursuit of Abraham Lincoln The New Milford Historical Society & Museum is pleased to announce that it will be commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at the New Milford Historical Society & Museum on Sunday, April 19th, at 2:00 PM. In honor of this pivotal event in the history of our country, Artist Wendy Allen will give her multi-media presentation, "Searching for the Exact Location of America's Soul: An Artist's Pursuit of Abraham Lincoln." Whenever Wendy Allen exhibits her art, she is always asked, "Why do you paint so many Lincoln's?" Allen attempts to answer this question with a multimedia presentation that reflects her thoughts on, Abraham Lincoln, the American Civil War, and the state of art today. Wendy Allen was born in Pittsburgh in 1955. For thirty years, she pursued a career in educational publishing, lastly as Director of Interactive Media for a major children's publisher. In 2007 she left to pursue painting full-time. Art became Allen's passion in 1983, when she painted her first portrait of Abraham Lincoln, who then became the focus of her artwork. In 2009, the year of the Lincoln Bicentennial, CNN aired an interview about Allen's unique career. Her work has been featured at the Historical Society of Washington, DC, alongside Lincoln portraits by Salvador Dali, Robert Rauschenberg, & Norman Rockwell. Allen currently divides her time between her home in New Milford, Connecticut, and her studio/gallery, Lincoln Into Art, in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Refreshments will be served following the presentation and a talk explaining the museum's exhibit, "New Milford in the Civil War: 1860-1865" will be offered to those interested.

Sunday, August 30th  
(4:00 to 6:00 PM) 
at the NMHS&M
Colonial toys for the kids to play
Ice cream donated by Tasty Waves

Ice Cream Social

Sunday, August 30 2015
Ice Cream Social...
Starts at 4:00 PM
Sunday, August 30th (4:00 to 6:00 PM) at the NMHS&M Colonial toys for the kids to play Ice cream donated by Tasty Waves

Connecticut Community Foundation 

Give Local Fundraising Event 
Hosted on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5-6th, by the Connecticut Community Foundation, Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills is a 36-hour online community giving event. Give Local gives donors a chance to come together and lend their support to the nonprofit organizations that work every day to make our community stronger.

As a bonus, every dollar donated to participating nonprofits from 7 a.m. on May 5th to 7 p.m. on May 6th will be enhanced with bonus funds provided by the Connecticut Community Foundation and our generous Give Local sponsors.  And nonprofits can win cash prizes during the event as well!

Together, our first two Give Local events raised more than $1.1 million that we distributed to over 150 nonprofits!

Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills raises money for the community, brings new donors and awareness to local nonprofits, and helps make our region a more vibrant place to live. This event coincides with a national giving day - Give Local America - on May 5, during which community foundations across the country are asking people in their communities to show their support for local nonprofits. In 2014, Give Local America participants raised over $50 million for groups in their local communities!

Give Local

Tuesday, May 5 2015
Give Local...
Starts at 7:00 AM
Connecticut Community Foundation Give Local Fundraising Event Hosted on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 5-6th, by the Connecticut Community Foundation, Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills is a 36-hour online community giving event. Give Local gives donors a chance to come together and lend their support to the nonprofit organizations that work every day to make our community stronger. As a bonus, every dollar donated to participating nonprofits from 7 a.m. on May 5th to 7 p.m. on May 6th will be enhanced with bonus funds provided by the Connecticut Community Foundation and our generous Give Local sponsors. And nonprofits can win cash prizes during the event as well! Together, our first two Give Local events raised more than $1.1 million that we distributed to over 150 nonprofits! Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills raises money for the community, brings new donors and awareness to local nonprofits, and helps make our region a more vibrant place to live. This event coincides with a national giving day - Give Local America - on May 5, during which community foundations across the country are asking people in their communities to show their support for local nonprofits. In 2014, Give Local America participants raised over $50 million for groups in their local communities!