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Past Events

We invite you to Sponsor a Flag in Honor of a Veteran!
In honor the upcoming Veteran's Day, in honor and in memory of our Military Veterans and those men and women actively serving our country today, the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc. will erect the Kiwanis Flags of Valor on the New Milford Historical Society and the Town of New Milford's lawn at the north end of the Green. The Field of Valor will include at least 300 full size (3 foot by 5 foot) American flags and will be on display from November 8 through December 6, 2014.
All are invited to sponsor anyone they would like to HONOR with one of these keepsake flags.  Your Honoree and sponsor name will be proudly displayed on a yellow ribbon with each flag.  Major sponsors will be identified with on-site signage and up to ten flags for their honorees.
All proceeds support the efforts and the programs of the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc, 501c.  Our programs include; Bringing Up Grades, Key Leader and Scholarships.  Look for more events and information on our website www.kiwanisct.com. Plan to pick up your keepsake flag on December 6, between 8 and 9 a.m. contact Linda Thomas at Field.of.Honor.Linda@gmail.com with any questions.

Kiwanis Flags of Valor In New Milford

Saturday, November 8 2014
Kiwanis Flags of Valor In New ...
Starts at 10:00 AM
We invite you to Sponsor a Flag in Honor of a Veteran! In honor the upcoming Veteran's Day, in honor and in memory of our Military Veterans and those men and women actively serving our country today, the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc. will erect the Kiwanis Flags of Valor on the New Milford Historical Society and the Town of New Milford's lawn at the north end of the Green. The Field of Valor will include at least 300 full size (3 foot by 5 foot) American flags and will be on display from November 8 through December 6, 2014. All are invited to sponsor anyone they would like to HONOR with one of these keepsake flags. Your Honoree and sponsor name will be proudly displayed on a yellow ribbon with each flag. Major sponsors will be identified with on-site signage and up to ten flags for their honorees. All proceeds support the efforts and the programs of the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc, 501c. Our programs include; Bringing Up Grades, Key Leader and Scholarships. Look for more events and information on our website www.kiwanisct.com. Plan to pick up your keepsake flag on December 6, between 8 and 9 a.m. contact Linda Thomas at Field.of.Honor.Linda@gmail.com with any questions.

The Art of Gravestone Rubbings - Judith Burroughs. 
Rubbing gravestones is a rich rewarding experience for both the novice and the professional artist. The universal practice of rubbing gravestones and other markers if done properly and in accordance with local and state regulations does not harm stones or monuments . The technique of rubbing is creates an image that records features such as natural textures, inscribed patterns or lettering. This hands on program will introduce rubbing as a fascinating art form that will bring out the artist in each of us.  Ms. Burroughs will teach participants easy to follow steps for creating a beautiful rubbing from stones located in one of New Milford's oldest graveyard, Center Cemetery.  Old gravestones are an important part of our national heritage and are considered by many as remaining works of art that are still in their original form and place from our ancestors.

The Art of Gravestone Rubbings

Sunday, October 14 2012
The Art of Gravestone Rubbings...
Starts at 2:00 PM
The Art of Gravestone Rubbings - Judith Burroughs. Rubbing gravestones is a rich rewarding experience for both the novice and the professional artist. The universal practice of rubbing gravestones and other markers if done properly and in accordance with local and state regulations does not harm stones or monuments . The technique of rubbing is creates an image that records features such as natural textures, inscribed patterns or lettering. This hands on program will introduce rubbing as a fascinating art form that will bring out the artist in each of us. Ms. Burroughs will teach participants easy to follow steps for creating a beautiful rubbing from stones located in one of New Milford's oldest graveyard, Center Cemetery. Old gravestones are an important part of our national heritage and are considered by many as remaining works of art that are still in their original form and place from our ancestors.

Experience the timeless artistry of nationally renowned silhouette artist Deborah O'Connor at the New Milford Historical Society.  The unique charm of a profile bust of your child, infant, pet or yourself can be enjoyed forever when captured in a silhouette portrait.  Using scissors and paper as the only tools, O'Connor creates a cut silhouette in exacting detail and remarkable likeness in as little as five minutes.  Silhouettes can be made from live subjects or photographs providing the subject is turned to the right.  The cost is $30.00 for an original silhouette, $15.00 for a copy with 8

Silhouette Artist Fundraiser

Sunday, April 29 2012
Silhouette Artist Fundraiser...
Starts at 10:00 AM
Experience the timeless artistry of nationally renowned silhouette artist Deborah O'Connor at the New Milford Historical Society. The unique charm of a profile bust of your child, infant, pet or yourself can be enjoyed forever when captured in a silhouette portrait. Using scissors and paper as the only tools, O'Connor creates a cut silhouette in exacting detail and remarkable likeness in as little as five minutes. Silhouettes can be made from live subjects or photographs providing the subject is turned to the right. The cost is $30.00 for an original silhouette, $15.00 for a copy with 8" x 10" mattes available for $10.00 and 11" x 14" mattes for $15.00. Your silhouette will come mounted on your choice of white or ivory cardstock. They make wonderful Mother's Day, Father's Day, Anniversary or Birthday gifts and will become treasured family heirlooms.

“Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples: What Archeology, History, and 
Oral Traditions Teach Us About Their Communities and Cultures”” 
Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D.
Director of Research and Collections
Institute for American Indian Studies
  
Boardman Store Gallery 
November 10 at  2:00 pm 
 
Lucianne Levin has a new book, published this June. Her presentation coincides with the opening of a new exhibit in the lower gallery. 
Cost: FREE.

Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples: An Afternoon with the Author

Sunday, November 10 2013
Connecticut’s Indigenous Peo...
Starts at 2:00 PM
“Connecticut’s Indigenous Peoples: What Archeology, History, and Oral Traditions Teach Us About Their Communities and Cultures”” Lucianne Lavin, Ph.D. Director of Research and Collections Institute for American Indian Studies Boardman Store Gallery November 10 at 2:00 pm Lucianne Levin has a new book, published this June. Her presentation coincides with the opening of a new exhibit in the lower gallery. Cost: FREE.

Join Bob Coppola in learning the history of early American toys, then create your own!
Grades 2 - 5 (limited to 12 participants per session).

Cup & Ball
Jacob's Ladder
Kaleidoscope
Optical Illusions

Early American Toy Making Workshop

Thursday, May 12 2016
Early American Toy Making Work...
Starts at 4:00 PM
Join Bob Coppola in learning the history of early American toys, then create your own! Grades 2 - 5 (limited to 12 participants per session). Cup & Ball Jacob's Ladder Kaleidoscope Optical Illusions

Join acclaimed herbalist daughter and historian mother duo, Ehris Urban and Velya Jancz-Urban, for an interactive historic and herbal workshop. Chase the winter blues away and treat yourself to an evening of fun, laughs and pampering. You will learn how to create and bring home two 8-ounce body scrubs, Lemon Sugar Scrub and Cinnamon Coffee Scrub. Lemon is ideal for treating a dull complexion, aging skin, and pigmentation.
The caffeine in coffee works as a vasodilator and will tighten the surface of the skin, making your skin firmer. Everyone leaves with knowledge; two 8-ounce jars of homemade body scrub and new friendships. For more information on the workshop offered, please contact Groundedgoodwife.com 
Cost is $20.00 per person. Refreshments will be served.
Please contact The New Milford Historical Society to register for this workshop. Limited to 20 people. (860) 354-3069

Homemade Body Scrub Workshop by The Grounded Goodwife

Thursday, January 26 2017
Homemade Body Scrub Workshop b...
Starts at 7:00 PM
Join acclaimed herbalist daughter and historian mother duo, Ehris Urban and Velya Jancz-Urban, for an interactive historic and herbal workshop. Chase the winter blues away and treat yourself to an evening of fun, laughs and pampering. You will learn how to create and bring home two 8-ounce body scrubs, Lemon Sugar Scrub and Cinnamon Coffee Scrub. Lemon is ideal for treating a dull complexion, aging skin, and pigmentation. The caffeine in coffee works as a vasodilator and will tighten the surface of the skin, making your skin firmer. Everyone leaves with knowledge; two 8-ounce jars of homemade body scrub and new friendships. For more information on the workshop offered, please contact Groundedgoodwife.com Cost is $20.00 per person. Refreshments will be served. Please contact The New Milford Historical Society to register for this workshop. Limited to 20 people. (860) 354-3069