Flags of Valor
Saturday, November 5 2016
Flags of Valor...
Starts at 1:00 PM
The Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc. proudly presents the
The Fourth Annual
Kiwanis Flags of Valor in New Milford
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) made in the USA American flags and will be on display from November 5 through December 3, 2016.
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 from the $30 sponsorship support the efforts and the programs of the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc, 501c. Our programs include; Bringing Up Grades, High School Key Clubs in 6 towns and the Eliminate Program, College Scholarships. We are a volunteer organization whose mission is "To serve the children of the world, one community at a time." Find more information about Kiwanis or the Flags of Valor on our website www.kiwanisct.com or email ltorganizing.Linda@gmail.com.
Day of Giving & Knapp House Grand Re-Opening
Tuesday, April 24 2018
Day of Giving & Knapp Hous...
Starts at 5:00 PM
Day of Giving & Knapp House Grand Re-Opening
Free and Open to the Public
Michael-John Cavallaro lecture and book signing
Thursday, March 8 2012
Michael-John Cavallaro lecture...
Starts at 7:00 PM
New Milford author and historian Michael-John Cavallaro will present a lecture and book signing of "Tales of Old New Milford: Slavery, Crime and Punishment on the Connecticut Frontier" at the New Milford Historical Society and Museum describing the first mass murder in America which took place February 2, 1780 in Washington, Connecticut.
The Mallory Murders, as they came to be called, were so shocking that the news spread from Maine to Georgia in a matter of days. The murderer, 19-year-old Barnett Davenport, was from New Milford. Davenport's tragic life and his fall into mental illness and social dysfunction will be told in this lecture. Mr. Cavallaro spent three years researching this fascinating and disturbing tale, and will relate not only the story itself but explain how his research came to fruition in a detective story that took him deep into history and military research.
Songs of the War of 1812
Sunday, July 8 2012
Songs of the War of 1812...
Starts at 2:00 PM
Historic Music Program on the lawn by Rick Spencer
Songs from the War of 1812 is a program which gives background information and insight into the causes and events of this conflict, which pitted a rather young United States of America against our "mother country" and most bitter enemy, Great Britain. In response to British actions and policy the halls of Congress echoed with the cries of "Free Trade and No Impressment." There was also great concern about the British arming our Native-American enemies on the frontier. In June of 1812 Congress declared War in an effort to enforce our sovereignty. The conflict lasted until the until January of 1815. Some remarkable music was popular during the War of 1812. This program presents songs from both the British and American sides. Recruiting songs, ballads, songs of the hardship of those who the soldiers left behind, patriotic songs and songs which described major battles are all presented in this very entertaining and informative program.
Performer, Rick Spencer from Norwich, CT is best known as a researcher and singer of historical songs. He travels throughout the country presenting theme-based concerts and lectures for historical societies, libraries, museums and music festivals. His programs are informative, entertaining and often irreverent. Rick's presentations strongly emphasize songs which give insight into the American spirit. He is the executive director and curator of the Dr. Ashbel Woodward Museum in Franklin, CT.
Early American Toy Making Workshop
Thursday, May 5 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
Friday, July 27 2012
Starts at 10:00 AM
Our 4th Annual Tag Sale to benefit the Historical Society is fast approaching. Take advantage of the sale to clean out your attics and cellars and donate your antiques, household items, jewelry and knick knacks to us. Please no books or electronics. Items can be dropped off at the Museum during business hours anytime before the July sale which is during Village Fair Days.
Volunteers are also needed to help with all facets of the sale; set-up, pricing, working the sale and clean-up. If you would be willing to lend a hand, please call the museum at (860) 355-4488.