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Past Events

Field of Honor at the New Milford Historical Society & Museum
"Making History Part of Our Lives".
This fall there will be a new crop on the grounds of the New Milford Historical Society & Museum.  It is not golden ears of corn, but waving stripes of the American Flag.
Row upon row, each flag represents a veteran of one of the United States Armed Forces. The field of flags serves as both a reminder and a tribute to the Veterans who have served and presently serving our country. 
All are welcome to walk through the flags, read names, listen to and share their stories of themselves, family members, friends and others who have given in many different ways so that we are able to have the freedom to celebrate our flag.
This Veteran's Day, in honor of our Military Veterans and those serving our country today, the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury will erect a Field of Honor on the grounds of the New Milford Historical Society's lawn. The field will be comprised of at least 200 3 foot by 5 foot American Flags and be on display from November 4 through December 8, 2012. We invite you to sponsor a flag in honor of a Veteran or Patriot. Your Honoree will be proudly displayed on a yellow ribbon attached to the flag. Please contact Linda Thomas at field.of.honor.linda@gmail.com with any questions or opportunities to volunteer.  

Purchase a flag and a portion of the proceeds to will be donated to the various non-profit organizations in New Milford taking part in selling the flags such as The Girl Scouts, The Boy Scouts and the New Milford Historical Society.  The price of one flag is $30, four flags for $100, major sponsor $500.

FIELD OF HONOR

Sunday, November 4 2012
FIELD OF HONOR...
Starts at 9:00 AM
Field of Honor at the New Milford Historical Society & Museum "Making History Part of Our Lives". This fall there will be a new crop on the grounds of the New Milford Historical Society & Museum. It is not golden ears of corn, but waving stripes of the American Flag. Row upon row, each flag represents a veteran of one of the United States Armed Forces. The field of flags serves as both a reminder and a tribute to the Veterans who have served and presently serving our country. All are welcome to walk through the flags, read names, listen to and share their stories of themselves, family members, friends and others who have given in many different ways so that we are able to have the freedom to celebrate our flag. This Veteran's Day, in honor of our Military Veterans and those serving our country today, the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury will erect a Field of Honor on the grounds of the New Milford Historical Society's lawn. The field will be comprised of at least 200 3 foot by 5 foot American Flags and be on display from November 4 through December 8, 2012. We invite you to sponsor a flag in honor of a Veteran or Patriot. Your Honoree will be proudly displayed on a yellow ribbon attached to the flag. Please contact Linda Thomas at field.of.honor.linda@gmail.com with any questions or opportunities to volunteer. Purchase a flag and a portion of the proceeds to will be donated to the various non-profit organizations in New Milford taking part in selling the flags such as The Girl Scouts, The Boy Scouts and the New Milford Historical Society. The price of one flag is $30, four flags for $100, major sponsor $500.

Thursday July 27 -Annual Tag Sale Preview Party
Come see it all before the crowds!

Refreshments and early buying

Tag Sale Preview Party

Thursday, July 27 2017
Tag Sale Preview Party...
Starts at 6:00 PM
Thursday July 27 -Annual Tag Sale Preview Party Come see it all before the crowds! Refreshments and early buying

The New Milford Historical Society will be sponsoring a special card making and hands on Valentine craft event for both adults and children on Saturday January 31, 2015 from 10-2  at the Museum on Aspetuck Rd.   Cost is $ 6 per family for supplies.  Bring a favorite picture, lace, buttons or any other special items you can incorporate into a card for that special someone.  
Other crafts include a decorated and planted flower pot, decoupage, ornaments and other surprises for all age groups.  Come and spend a “crafternoon” at the Museum! 
Snow date for this event is February 7th.

Will You Be My Valentine?

Saturday, January 31 2015
Will You Be My Valentine?...
Starts at 10:00 AM
The New Milford Historical Society will be sponsoring a special card making and hands on Valentine craft event for both adults and children on Saturday January 31, 2015 from 10-2 at the Museum on Aspetuck Rd. Cost is $ 6 per family for supplies. Bring a favorite picture, lace, buttons or any other special items you can incorporate into a card for that special someone. Other crafts include a decorated and planted flower pot, decoupage, ornaments and other surprises for all age groups. Come and spend a “crafternoon” at the Museum! Snow date for this event is February 7th.

Old New England Cemeteries and Superstitions - Christine Eriquez
Back by popular demand! Christina Eriquez, a graduate of New Milford High, is the author of the book,

Old New England Cemeteries and Superstitions

Sunday, October 21 2012
Old New England Cemeteries and...
Starts at 2:00 PM
Old New England Cemeteries and Superstitions - Christine Eriquez Back by popular demand! Christina Eriquez, a graduate of New Milford High, is the author of the book, "Our History in Stone". The lecture will be about the different "styles" of gravestone art, the gravestone symbol meanings, and some superstitions regarding cemeteries and the deceased. A segment at the end of the lecture will be about the New Milford cemeteries.

The New Milford Historical Society will hold its Annual Membership Dinner on Tuesday, October 18th at the Maxx in New Milford. The dinner will start at 6:00 pm. Members will hear reports from all the committees and learn about all the happenings at the museum from this past year and events scheduled for the future.
All members in good standing are invited to join us. Not a member yet? Why not become one and join us for a wonderful dinner!

NMHS Annual Membership Dinner

Tuesday, October 18 2016
NMHS Annual Membership Dinner ...
Starts at 6:00 PM
The New Milford Historical Society will hold its Annual Membership Dinner on Tuesday, October 18th at the Maxx in New Milford. The dinner will start at 6:00 pm. Members will hear reports from all the committees and learn about all the happenings at the museum from this past year and events scheduled for the future. All members in good standing are invited to join us. Not a member yet? Why not become one and join us for a wonderful dinner!

The New Milford Historical Society will host an art show, AN ARTIST’S EYE ON NEW MILFORD,  to celebrate our beautiful town this fall.  Over the years, many artists have been inspired by the Green, the Housatonic River, Lover’s Leap, and many other sites in our large town. The Society is fortunate to have works by two of New Milford’s favorite artists in its collection: Edith Newton and Woldemar Neufeld.  We thought it was time to see how other artists see New Milford today and share their work with the community.  This is an event you don’t want to miss!
You do not need to be a resident of New Milford to participate in this event.  If you know an artist who might want to submit a piece, an application form will be available on our website by mid May. All work displayed must be original, created by the artist entering the piece.   It must feature recognizable structures, scenes, or events in New Milford.  Paintings using different mediums, photographs, and hand-built models or sculptures may be submitted for consideration.  The show will run from September 15th to October 15th at the Historical Society campus located at the top of the Green on Aspetuck Avenue.  A reception to open the show will be held Friday, September 15th from 7-9 pm.  For more  information  call 860-354-3069, or <a href=click here for an application. " />

A CALL FOR ARTISTS!

Tuesday, May 9 2017
A CALL FOR ARTISTS!...
Starts at 10:00 AM
The New Milford Historical Society will host an art show, AN ARTIST’S EYE ON NEW MILFORD, to celebrate our beautiful town this fall. Over the years, many artists have been inspired by the Green, the Housatonic River, Lover’s Leap, and many other sites in our large town. The Society is fortunate to have works by two of New Milford’s favorite artists in its collection: Edith Newton and Woldemar Neufeld. We thought it was time to see how other artists see New Milford today and share their work with the community. This is an event you don’t want to miss! You do not need to be a resident of New Milford to participate in this event. If you know an artist who might want to submit a piece, an application form will be available on our website by mid May. All work displayed must be original, created by the artist entering the piece. It must feature recognizable structures, scenes, or events in New Milford. Paintings using different mediums, photographs, and hand-built models or sculptures may be submitted for consideration. The show will run from September 15th to October 15th at the Historical Society campus located at the top of the Green on Aspetuck Avenue. A reception to open the show will be held Friday, September 15th from 7-9 pm. For more information call 860-354-3069, or click here for an application.