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Past Events

presented by Joe Cats

Candlewood Lake: How it Changed the Face of New Milford

Thursday, May 10 2018
Candlewood Lake: How it Change...
Starts at 7:00 PM
presented by Joe Cats

On your visit to the Museum's  Spring Opening, stop by the Early American Toy station to play with toys such as Jacob's ladder, tops, cup and bowl, kaleidoscopes, the buzz saw plus many more. Try your skill with old fashioned games such as the hoop and stick, and game of Graces. See if you can solve Blacksmith puzzles. Many of the toys are on sale at the Museum Gift Shop.

Children's Early American Toys and Games

Sunday, May 20 2012
Children's Early American Toys...
Starts at 1:15 PM
On your visit to the Museum's Spring Opening, stop by the Early American Toy station to play with toys such as Jacob's ladder, tops, cup and bowl, kaleidoscopes, the buzz saw plus many more. Try your skill with old fashioned games such as the hoop and stick, and game of Graces. See if you can solve Blacksmith puzzles. Many of the toys are on sale at the Museum Gift Shop.

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 22, 6-8pm 
Cost: FREE admission

Holiday Arts and Crafts Show

Saturday, November 23 2013
Holiday Arts and Crafts Show...
Starts at 10:00 AM
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 22, 6-8pm Cost: FREE admission

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.

for new exhibit: New Milford: A Century of Collecting and Sharing Memories 1915 - 2015

Opening Reception

Friday, May 22 2015
Opening Reception...
Starts at 6:00 PM
for new exhibit: New Milford: A Century of Collecting and Sharing Memories 1915 - 2015

Do you have a Patriot who served or helped the cause in the American Revolution or do you have a colonial ancestor who came to America to have a better life?  Could one of your ancestors have fought in the colonial wars, in 1812 War or in the Civil War?  
The Roger Sherman Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution invites you to spend an afternoon exploring the opportunity of membership in different lineage Societies

WHERE:     New Milford Historical Society
                        6 Aspetuck Avenue, New Milford, CT 

WHEN:        Saturday November 18, 2017

TIME:            1:00 PM – 4:00 PM 

LISTING OF LINEAGE SOCIETIES


Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.)
Colonial Dames 17th Century
Daughters of 1812
Daughters of American Colonists
Daughters of the American Revolution
Daughters of Colonial Wars
Daughters of the Union
First Families of Ancient Windsor
First Families of New York
Mayflower Society
New England Women
Rosie the Riveter
Sons of the American Revolution 

Light refreshments will be served
For further information, please contact Bonnie Butler 860-354-5129 or bbutler5129@gmail.com

Lineage Fair

Saturday, November 18 2017
Lineage Fair...
Starts at 1:00 PM
Do you have a Patriot who served or helped the cause in the American Revolution or do you have a colonial ancestor who came to America to have a better life? Could one of your ancestors have fought in the colonial wars, in 1812 War or in the Civil War? The Roger Sherman Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution invites you to spend an afternoon exploring the opportunity of membership in different lineage Societies WHERE: New Milford Historical Society 6 Aspetuck Avenue, New Milford, CT 
WHEN: Saturday November 18, 2017 TIME: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM LISTING OF LINEAGE SOCIETIES Children of the American Revolution (C.A.R.) Colonial Dames 17th Century Daughters of 1812 Daughters of American Colonists Daughters of the American Revolution Daughters of Colonial Wars Daughters of the Union First Families of Ancient Windsor First Families of New York Mayflower Society New England Women Rosie the Riveter Sons of the American Revolution Light refreshments will be served For further information, please contact Bonnie Butler 860-354-5129 or bbutler5129@gmail.com