Because of CV-19, the museum is currently closed.

Save Our Schoolhouse!

We are running an urgent appeal to save the Hill + Plain One-Room Schoolhouse, please help!

Past Events

Friday, October 16th (7 PM) 
 
“Night at the NM Museum” 

It starts at 7:00, cost is $5.00 per person or $10.00 for the family.  The event is suitable for young children.

Spooky Halloween Event

Friday, October 16 2015
Spooky Halloween Event...
Starts at 7:00 PM
Friday, October 16th (7 PM) “Night at the NM Museum” It starts at 7:00, cost is $5.00 per person or $10.00 for the family. The event is suitable for young children.

PERMANENT EXHIBIT
The newly refurbished and updated Roger Sherman exhibit is the first completed project for the New Milford Historical Society and Museum’s proposed “New Milford Room,” dedicated to the history, cultural happenings and industries of the town of New Milford.  Other exhibits and displays are currently in progress.  Covering one short wall of the downstairs gallery, the new Roger Sherman exhibit features duplicate documents, a large diorama, paintings and a large timeline depicting the work and accomplishments of this early Connecticut Patriot. 

In the well-known painting of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull, Roger Sherman stands prominently at the front with Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and John Hancock just as he did in life.  A lithograph copy of the painting can be seen hanging to the left of the Roger Sherman exhibit accompanied by a key identifying the various members of the Continental Congress depicted in the painting and underneath both is a table with copies of the very important documents Roger Sherman helped to craft, which are available for visitors to read and study.

Roger Sherman Exhibit 2013

Thursday, February 7 2013
Roger Sherman Exhibit 2013 ...
Starts at 10:00 AM
PERMANENT EXHIBIT The newly refurbished and updated Roger Sherman exhibit is the first completed project for the New Milford Historical Society and Museum’s proposed “New Milford Room,” dedicated to the history, cultural happenings and industries of the town of New Milford. Other exhibits and displays are currently in progress. Covering one short wall of the downstairs gallery, the new Roger Sherman exhibit features duplicate documents, a large diorama, paintings and a large timeline depicting the work and accomplishments of this early Connecticut Patriot. In the well-known painting of the Signing of the Declaration of Independence by John Trumbull, Roger Sherman stands prominently at the front with Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and John Hancock just as he did in life. A lithograph copy of the painting can be seen hanging to the left of the Roger Sherman exhibit accompanied by a key identifying the various members of the Continental Congress depicted in the painting and underneath both is a table with copies of the very important documents Roger Sherman helped to craft, which are available for visitors to read and study.

Location and time TBD

Annual Membership Meeting

Tuesday, October 17 2017
Annual Membership Meeting...
Starts at 7:00 PM
Location and time TBD

Tour begins at the Historical Society with a glass of wine or lemonade on the front steps.  At 7:00, the tour group will head to Bank Street  led by Legard Waldrop to learn the history of the heart of New Milford.

First Friday Walking Tour

Friday, June 1 2012
First Friday Walking Tour...
Starts at 6:00 PM
Tour begins at the Historical Society with a glass of wine or lemonade on the front steps. At 7:00, the tour group will head to Bank Street led by Legard Waldrop to learn the history of the heart of New Milford.

The New Milford Historical Society is excited to announce their upcoming publication: New Milford Revisited. 
The book will be a title in Arcadias Images of America series. Since 1993, Arcadia has produced over 9000 books and is a leader in local history publishing.
New Milford Revisited will feature over 200 images from the Society's collection and will incorporate the history of the New Milford Historical Society & Museum as part of our Centennial commemoration. 
It is expected that the book will be available in July of this year.
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The New Milford Historical Society announces a new publication!

Monday, June 29 2015
The New Milford Historical Soc...
Starts at 1:00 PM
The New Milford Historical Society is excited to announce their upcoming publication: New Milford Revisited. The book will be a title in Arcadias Images of America series. Since 1993, Arcadia has produced over 9000 books and is a leader in local history publishing. New Milford Revisited will feature over 200 images from the Society's collection and will incorporate the history of the New Milford Historical Society & Museum as part of our Centennial commemoration. It is expected that the book will be available in July of this year. Order your copy, now!

New Milford’s Architectural Treasures 
New Milford Trust for Historical Preservation to 
Speak on New Milford’s Historic Architecture

Architectural Treasures

Sunday, June 28 2015
Architectural Treasures ...
Starts at 2:00 PM
New Milford’s Architectural Treasures New Milford Trust for Historical Preservation to Speak on New Milford’s Historic Architecture