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Past Events

Fran Smith Lecture and Book Signing 
Boardman Store Gallery 
October 13 at  2:00 pm 
 
Fran Smith has a new book, "The Black Holocaust of American Slavery and the Underground Railroad".
Her new book will be available for sale and signing. Her presentation will honor the 150th Anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg and the Emancipation Proclamation.

A Connecticut Slave named Fortune

Sunday, October 13 2013
A Connecticut Slave named Fort...
Starts at 2:00 PM
Fran Smith Lecture and Book Signing Boardman Store Gallery October 13 at 2:00 pm Fran Smith has a new book, "The Black Holocaust of American Slavery and the Underground Railroad". Her new book will be available for sale and signing. Her presentation will honor the 150th Anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg and the Emancipation Proclamation.

New Milford Historical Society Museum Art Show
September 15, 2017 – October 15, 2017

The New Milford Historical Society will host an art show to celebrate all things New Milford this fall! The show is titled, An Artist’s Eye on New Milford and will run from September 15th until October 15th in the Boardman Store Gallery at the Historical Society. All work displayed must be original and 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. An artist does not need to be a resident of New Milford to participate in the event, but artwork must be original and created by the person entering the piece. The Historical Society is not charging an entry fee, but is limiting artists to select one piece of work to display.  There will be an opening reception on Friday, September 15 from 7-9 pm.

An application with detailed information is available on our website

An Artist’s Eye on New Milford Art Show

Friday, September 15 2017
An Artist’s Eye on New Milfo...
Starts at 10:00 AM
New Milford Historical Society Museum Art Show September 15, 2017 – October 15, 2017 The New Milford Historical Society will host an art show to celebrate all things New Milford this fall! The show is titled, An Artist’s Eye on New Milford and will run from September 15th until October 15th in the Boardman Store Gallery at the Historical Society. All work displayed must be original and 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. An artist does not need to be a resident of New Milford to participate in the event, but artwork must be original and created by the person entering the piece. The Historical Society is not charging an entry fee, but is limiting artists to select one piece of work to display. There will be an opening reception on Friday, September 15 from 7-9 pm. An application with detailed information is available on our website

A panel of four local business people will talk about the "Perils, Pitfalls and Triumphs of Running a Small Business in New Milford" on Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM at the New Milford Historical Society's Museum at 6 Aspetuck Ave. in New Milford (at the top of the Village Green).

The talk ties into the newest exhibit in our lower gallery, "Business and Commerce in New Milford in the 20th Century – Then and Now."  The panelists will cover the issues faced by our local business community.  They will also reminisce about starting up their small businesses and share their experiences dealing with the business issues in our town.  The four participants in the panel will include: Amy Czupkowski of Union Savings Bank (which will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary in Business this year); Michael Gold of Geron Nursing and Respite Care; Pam Picheco of Joe's Salon & Spa; and the New Milford Historical Society's VP, Justin Krul of Just-In Antiques.

Refreshments will be served and those attending will also have the opportunity to examine the latest of the mini-exhibits in the lower gallery, which seeks to highlight a very important aspect of life in New Milford – the Economic life of our town.

Perils, Pitfalls and Triumphs of Running a Small Business in New Milford

Thursday, June 2 2016
Perils, Pitfalls and Triumphs ...
Starts at 7:00 PM
A panel of four local business people will talk about the "Perils, Pitfalls and Triumphs of Running a Small Business in New Milford" on Thursday, June 2nd at 7:00 PM at the New Milford Historical Society's Museum at 6 Aspetuck Ave. in New Milford (at the top of the Village Green). The talk ties into the newest exhibit in our lower gallery, "Business and Commerce in New Milford in the 20th Century – Then and Now." The panelists will cover the issues faced by our local business community. They will also reminisce about starting up their small businesses and share their experiences dealing with the business issues in our town. The four participants in the panel will include: Amy Czupkowski of Union Savings Bank (which will be celebrating its 150th Anniversary in Business this year); Michael Gold of Geron Nursing and Respite Care; Pam Picheco of Joe's Salon & Spa; and the New Milford Historical Society's VP, Justin Krul of Just-In Antiques. Refreshments will be served and those attending will also have the opportunity to examine the latest of the mini-exhibits in the lower gallery, which seeks to highlight a very important aspect of life in New Milford – the Economic life of our town.

~With Sarah St. Germain and Rebecca Starkins~
Learn about a 1770s wardrobe with Sarah St. Germain from the <a href=Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. From breeches to waistcoats and caps to stays, attendees will learn the language of early American fashion. With the help of Rebecca Starkins, proprietress of “A Fashionable Frolick,” St. Germain will present period reproductions. A question and answer period will follow. " />

The Language of an 18th Century Wardrobe

Thursday, May 15 2014
The Language of an 18th Centur...
Starts at 7:00 PM
~With Sarah St. Germain and Rebecca Starkins~ Learn about a 1770s wardrobe with Sarah St. Germain from the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. From breeches to waistcoats and caps to stays, attendees will learn the language of early American fashion. With the help of Rebecca Starkins, proprietress of “A Fashionable Frolick,” St. Germain will present period reproductions. A question and answer period will follow.

The Roger Sherman Chapter of the DAR presents A Day of Revolutionary History on the grounds of New Milford Historical Society!
Enjoy Colonial Children's Games, explore your genealogy, celebrate the Constitution and enjoy (and participate in) historical re-enactments

A Day of Revolutionary History

Saturday, September 15 2018
A Day of Revolutionary History...
Starts at 10:00 AM
The Roger Sherman Chapter of the DAR presents A Day of Revolutionary History on the grounds of New Milford Historical Society! Enjoy Colonial Children's Games, explore your genealogy, celebrate the Constitution and enjoy (and participate in) historical re-enactments

Limited number of participants.

We’ve enjoyed Peter Lang’s awesome cookies at our annual wine tasting. Turns out Peter also knows a whole lot about salad dressing. Join us as he shares some of his salad dressing recipes and some “secret” recipes from around the area. This is a great chance to perk up your spring table fare and learn about herbs you may want to plant in your garden. Soups and salads will be available for each participant. Yum!

Please call for a reservation 860-354-3069.

Dressing Your Salad with Peter Lang

Thursday, February 21 2013
Dressing Your Salad with Peter...
Starts at 6:00 PM
Limited number of participants. We’ve enjoyed Peter Lang’s awesome cookies at our annual wine tasting. Turns out Peter also knows a whole lot about salad dressing. Join us as he shares some of his salad dressing recipes and some “secret” recipes from around the area. This is a great chance to perk up your spring table fare and learn about herbs you may want to plant in your garden. Soups and salads will be available for each participant. Yum! Please call for a reservation 860-354-3069.