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Past Events

Come visit, we are celebrating our hundredth birthday!

1907 Exhibit Reopens!

Sunday, February 22 2015
1907 Exhibit Reopens!...
Starts at 2:00 PM
Come visit, we are celebrating our hundredth birthday!

The New Milford Historical Society will hold a special day of events on Sunday, November 17th in front of the Lincoln Memorial at the north-end of the New Milford Green.  This event will be called “A Rough Road To Freedom”.  We would like to invite you to come and join us.

12:30 PM — Assemble on the sidewalk at the top of the Green for the start of the program.  There will be singing of ‘Old-Time Gospel Hymns’.

1:00 PM — The opening ceremony will commence with speeches given by the honored guests, followed by the unveiling of the “A Rough Road To Freedom” Sculpture.  This sculpture was designed by and donated to the Town of New Milford by local artist, Ray Crawford.

1:30 PM — 2:15 PM (Inside the Museum) — Howard Wright, a Lincoln Impersonator, will read the Gettysburg Address and the recitation of the Emancipation Proclamation, as well as readings from Lincoln’s letters and papers of 1863.  Ray D. Smith, a Civil War Re-enactor, will stand in his Civil War Uniform as the Honor Guard to Lincoln.

2:15 PM — 3:00 PM — Kathleen Zuris will give a talk on the 29th Connecticut Colored Regiment.  There were at least twelve New Milford men in this Regiment.  This is their 150th Anniversary.

3:00 PM — Refreshments will be served along with the opening of the new exhibit, “Black Life in History of New Milford”.

Also, in honor and in memory of our Military Veterans who have served and are actively serving our country today, the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc. will erect a Field of Honor around the Lincoln Memorial with 300 full size (3 X 5) American Flags on November 2nd.  These flags will be on display through December 7, 2013.

We hope you can join us on this special day.  Please RSVP by calling the Historical Society at:  860.354.3069

A Rough Road To Freedom

Sunday, November 17 2013
A Rough Road To Freedom...
Starts at 12:30 PM
The New Milford Historical Society will hold a special day of events on Sunday, November 17th in front of the Lincoln Memorial at the north-end of the New Milford Green. This event will be called “A Rough Road To Freedom”. We would like to invite you to come and join us. 12:30 PM — Assemble on the sidewalk at the top of the Green for the start of the program. There will be singing of ‘Old-Time Gospel Hymns’. 1:00 PM — The opening ceremony will commence with speeches given by the honored guests, followed by the unveiling of the “A Rough Road To Freedom” Sculpture. This sculpture was designed by and donated to the Town of New Milford by local artist, Ray Crawford. 1:30 PM — 2:15 PM (Inside the Museum) — Howard Wright, a Lincoln Impersonator, will read the Gettysburg Address and the recitation of the Emancipation Proclamation, as well as readings from Lincoln’s letters and papers of 1863. Ray D. Smith, a Civil War Re-enactor, will stand in his Civil War Uniform as the Honor Guard to Lincoln. 2:15 PM — 3:00 PM — Kathleen Zuris will give a talk on the 29th Connecticut Colored Regiment. There were at least twelve New Milford men in this Regiment. This is their 150th Anniversary. 3:00 PM — Refreshments will be served along with the opening of the new exhibit, “Black Life in History of New Milford”. Also, in honor and in memory of our Military Veterans who have served and are actively serving our country today, the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc. will erect a Field of Honor around the Lincoln Memorial with 300 full size (3 X 5) American Flags on November 2nd. These flags will be on display through December 7, 2013. We hope you can join us on this special day. Please RSVP by calling the Historical Society at: 860.354.3069

Stop by and see the museum decorated for the holidays.
FREE  admission to the museum on December 2, from  12-3 pm

Annual Open House

Sunday, December 2 2012
Annual Open House...
Starts at 12:00 PM
Stop by and see the museum decorated for the holidays. FREE admission to the museum on December 2, from 12-3 pm

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

The Standard Flower Show, "Upstairs, Downstairs" is a judged show. It will feature large and small flower designs in different settings, extensive exhibits of prime examples of horticulture, artistic crafts using plant material, a special photography section and several educational exhibits. Admission is free and refreshments will be served (outside ).

 
Enjoy the beauty of flowers, see the numerous displays of plants,view the interesting exhibits at the museum and learn more about our local garden club by visiting this special show.

New Milford Garden Club's Flower Show

Saturday, September 19 2015
New Milford Garden Club's...
Starts at 10:00 AM
The Standard Flower Show, "Upstairs, Downstairs" is a judged show. It will feature large and small flower designs in different settings, extensive exhibits of prime examples of horticulture, artistic crafts using plant material, a special photography section and several educational exhibits. Admission is free and refreshments will be served (outside ). Enjoy the beauty of flowers, see the numerous displays of plants,view the interesting exhibits at the museum and learn more about our local garden club by visiting this special show.

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.