Past Events

Buttons are fascinating little objects. So utilitarian, yet so varied and beautiful, they just about beg to be collected. Come learn about the history of buttons made in Connecticut. Lecture by Laurin Martin and Rachel Mercurio

Collecting Buttons of Connecticut

Sunday, April 9 2017
Collecting Buttons of Connecti...
Starts at 2:00 PM
Buttons are fascinating little objects. So utilitarian, yet so varied and beautiful, they just about beg to be collected. Come learn about the history of buttons made in Connecticut. Lecture by Laurin Martin and Rachel Mercurio

WWI Re-enactors from the Royal Bavarian 10th Infantry Regiment, 1st Company will be on site during the opening.

Exhibit Opening of Warriors on the Homefront: American Woman and WWI (1917-

Sunday, March 5 2017
Exhibit Opening of Warriors on...
Starts at 2:00 PM
WWI Re-enactors from the Royal Bavarian 10th Infantry Regiment, 1st Company will be on site during the opening.

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.

The Fire of 1902 - Presentation of the Great Fire on Bank Street by Joe Cats

The Fire of 1902

Thursday, May 4 2017
The Fire of 1902...
Starts at 7:00 PM
The Fire of 1902 - Presentation of the Great Fire on Bank Street by Joe Cats

Saturday, December 5th  
(10:00 AM to 2:00 PM) 

Old-Fashioned Christmas Crafts, 
Card-Making and Decorations

An Old-Fashioned Christmas

Saturday, December 5 2015
An Old-Fashioned Christmas ...
Starts at 10:00 AM
Saturday, December 5th (10:00 AM to 2:00 PM) Old-Fashioned Christmas Crafts, Card-Making and Decorations

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Give Local 2016

Tuesday, May 3 2016
Give Local 2016...
Starts at 7:00 AM
Every dollar donated to us between 7 AM on May 3 and 7 PM on May 4 will be stretched with bonus funds provided by the Connecticut Community Foundation and our generous Give Local sponsors. Just use this link