Past Events

Join Bob Coppola in learning the history of early American toys, then create your own!
Grades 2 - 5 (limited to 12 participants per session).
There will be a closing celebration for participants and family.

Cup & Ball
Jacob's Ladder
Kaleidoscope
Optical Illusions

Early American Toy Making Workshop

Thursday, May 26 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). There will be a closing celebration for participants and family. Cup & Ball Jacob's Ladder Kaleidoscope Optical Illusions

Have you heard the story about what happens at the end of October at the New Milford Historical Society & Museum?  Mysterious and magical things occur that will delight, amaze and possibly scare all those who dare to enter.

Come and witness first hand the paranormal events the museum staff and volunteers have in store for you this year at our "Spooky Event #2: Folk Tales Believe it or Not"
 Please call the Museum to register of for more information at (860) 354-3069

Spooky Halloween Event: Folk Tales Believe it or Not

Sunday, October 28 2012
Spooky Halloween Event: Folk T...
Starts at 7:00 PM
Have you heard the story about what happens at the end of October at the New Milford Historical Society & Museum? Mysterious and magical things occur that will delight, amaze and possibly scare all those who dare to enter. Come and witness first hand the paranormal events the museum staff and volunteers have in store for you this year at our "Spooky Event #2: Folk Tales Believe it or Not" Please call the Museum to register of for more information at (860) 354-3069

The New Milford Historical Society & Museum has a wonderful collection of more then 50 portraits of some of the early residents of New Milford, as well as many of the artifacts they left behind.

It has long been rumored that one night each year these early New Milford residents come back to life for a few brief hours to check in on their beloved town and make sure the past is remembered.

Be a part if New Milford history and witness this paranormal event for yourself, live and in person, by spending a fun-filled spooky “night at the museum” with us.  “More Voices from the Past” will be presented at the New Milford Historical Society & Museum on Friday October 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm.

Please call the New Milford Historical Society at (860) 354-3039 to reserve your seat or with any questions you might have. Appropriate for ages 6 and up.

MORE VOICES FROM THE PAST

Friday, October 24 2014
MORE VOICES FROM THE PAST...
Starts at 7:00 PM
The New Milford Historical Society & Museum has a wonderful collection of more then 50 portraits of some of the early residents of New Milford, as well as many of the artifacts they left behind. It has long been rumored that one night each year these early New Milford residents come back to life for a few brief hours to check in on their beloved town and make sure the past is remembered. Be a part if New Milford history and witness this paranormal event for yourself, live and in person, by spending a fun-filled spooky “night at the museum” with us. “More Voices from the Past” will be presented at the New Milford Historical Society & Museum on Friday October 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm. Please call the New Milford Historical Society at (860) 354-3039 to reserve your seat or with any questions you might have. Appropriate for ages 6 and up.

Special Preview Sale Thursday, July 23rd from 6 to 8 PM ($5 admission, refreshments will be served)

Sale continues on Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th from 8 AM to 4 PM both days. A 50% off sale will take place on Sunday, July 26th from 10 AM to 2 PM on all remaining items.

In addition to the sale there will be three day raffle prizes and a Silent Auction of our best items. Signed copies of the newly published book "New Milford Revisited" produced by the New Milford Historical Society and Museum will be available for purchase during the sale.

At the New Milford Historical Society in the Museum at 6 Aspetuck Avenue during

Giant Tag Sale to Benefit the NMHS during Village Fairs Days!

Friday, July 24 2015
Giant Tag Sale to Benefit the ...
Starts at 8:00 AM
Special Preview Sale Thursday, July 23rd from 6 to 8 PM ($5 admission, refreshments will be served) Sale continues on Friday, July 24th and Saturday, July 25th from 8 AM to 4 PM both days. A 50% off sale will take place on Sunday, July 26th from 10 AM to 2 PM on all remaining items. In addition to the sale there will be three day raffle prizes and a Silent Auction of our best items. Signed copies of the newly published book "New Milford Revisited" produced by the New Milford Historical Society and Museum will be available for purchase during the sale. At the New Milford Historical Society in the Museum at 6 Aspetuck Avenue during

Founder’s Day Event 
For Members Only  
With Curator's Talk on Exhibit  
1907: The Loan Exhibition 
New Milford Historical Society & Museum

Founder’s Day Event

Friday, March 20 2015
Founder’s Day Event ...
Starts at 7:00 PM
Founder’s Day Event For Members Only With Curator's Talk on Exhibit 1907: The Loan Exhibition New Milford Historical Society & Museum

The New Milford Historical Society is pleased to announce that the last space in the downstairs gallery now spotlights the sixth of the mini-exhibits in the Lower Gallery or 'New Milford Room.'

This exhibit is entitled 'Business and Commerce in New Milford in the 20th Century' debuts to the public along with the featured renovation of the Main Gallery of the Museum on Sunday, May 15th. The exhibit is sponsored by Ameico, Dr. Nestor Mejias and Dr. Benjamin Waldman. Kimberly-Clark is also a contributor to the exhibit.

The exhibit is a collection of items donated by the local businesses of New Milford in response to two requests by the New Milford Historical Society and Museum for items for the exhibit. The response from the town to the previous year's Centennial Exhibit had been so extraordinary that the effort was made to repeat the success, this time with the focus on the economic forces in town that have been its strength. The NMHS&M specifically requested business signs, logoed items, photos, and other memorabilia that would illustrate their business. About 30 businesses in New Milford responded to the call.

The exhibit is in three distinct parts. In the lower gallery the 16 featured 'THEN' businesses are those that once made their home in town, but which have since moved or ceased operation. 

The second part is 'THEN & NOW', featuring businesses that have been in operation continuously for many years or are reusing a building or space created for a now defunct business, such as Village Center for the Arts in the Village Hardware Building.

Finally, the 'NOW'. These businesses are the modern businesses that call New Milford home.

This exhibit was researched and implemented by Nettie McKenna and Hilary McKenna under the supervision of Curator Lisa Roush.

Exhibit Opening - Business and Commerce in New Milford in the 20th Century

Sunday, May 15 2016
Exhibit Opening - Business and...
Starts at 10:00 AM
The New Milford Historical Society is pleased to announce that the last space in the downstairs gallery now spotlights the sixth of the mini-exhibits in the Lower Gallery or 'New Milford Room.' This exhibit is entitled 'Business and Commerce in New Milford in the 20th Century' debuts to the public along with the featured renovation of the Main Gallery of the Museum on Sunday, May 15th. The exhibit is sponsored by Ameico, Dr. Nestor Mejias and Dr. Benjamin Waldman. Kimberly-Clark is also a contributor to the exhibit. The exhibit is a collection of items donated by the local businesses of New Milford in response to two requests by the New Milford Historical Society and Museum for items for the exhibit. The response from the town to the previous year's Centennial Exhibit had been so extraordinary that the effort was made to repeat the success, this time with the focus on the economic forces in town that have been its strength. The NMHS&M specifically requested business signs, logoed items, photos, and other memorabilia that would illustrate their business. About 30 businesses in New Milford responded to the call. The exhibit is in three distinct parts. In the lower gallery the 16 featured 'THEN' businesses are those that once made their home in town, but which have since moved or ceased operation. The second part is 'THEN & NOW', featuring businesses that have been in operation continuously for many years or are reusing a building or space created for a now defunct business, such as Village Center for the Arts in the Village Hardware Building. Finally, the 'NOW'. These businesses are the modern businesses that call New Milford home. This exhibit was researched and implemented by Nettie McKenna and Hilary McKenna under the supervision of Curator Lisa Roush.