Due to preparations for our annual Tag Sale on June 28th and 29th, The New Milford Historical Society will be unable to schedule tours for the month of June. We will do our best to accommodate research requests.
Call or email with research or other requests:
860 354 3069nmhistorical@gmail.com


Litchfield County & The Civil War, March 10, 2024

Author, educator, and historian Peter Vermilyea

Discussed his new book, "Litchfield County & The Civil War" and the impact of the Civil War on Northern home life. The book looks specifically at the recruiting and training of men for the Union war effort, and it draws heavily from the experiences of David Soule of New Milford.

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An Afternoon of Music, Feb 11, 2024

Paul Ramunni, Director of the New England Accordion Connection & Museum Company in Canaan, Connecticut

Offered an entertaining program, which highlights the history of the accordion and its influence on musical culture and contributions. Paul is an expert musician and educator with a love for the accordion, a spirited instrument with a rich history.

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The Fire Walk Tour held Sunday, June 4, 2023

Thank you to all who had a part in our newest event. Board member, Joe Cats, was instrumental in organizing the Historical walk depicting the Great Fire of 1902.

Said Rachel Barton:
"Ray and I thought the tour was so informative about the 1902 fire. It was well organized and the actors did a wonderful job with their portrayals. In fact we learned some new information about Ray's grandfather, W.G. Barton. Thanks for a very enjoyable day."

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Some Past Events

Give Local/2024

The New Milford Historical Society is once again participating in the Connecticut Community FoundatiApril 2024
The New Milford Historical Society is once again participating in the Connecticut Community Foundation Give Local event from 7AM April 24th to 7PM April 25th. Use the link to make a donation to the society, with many matching grant opportunities based on the level of support! and thank you.

Local Girls Who Made a Difference During the 1700s

The New Milford Historical Society & Museum Presents
An Afternoon with Dr. Darla Shaw
Dr. DarlApril 2024
The New Milford Historical Society & Museum Presents An Afternoon with Dr. Darla Shaw Dr. Darla Shaw, Professor Emeritus in women’s studies and education, will discuss the role of young women and teenagers in colonial times . The focus is on strong colonial women whose leadership skills helped to shape and build our nation. Highlighted will be Sybil Ludington, Abigail Stebbins, Abigail Burgess, and Emily Geiger and Dicey Langston, teenage spies during the Revolution. This program is perfect for upper elementary and high school students, parents, and educators, but all are welcome to learn more about often unrecognized heroes who showed great strength of character and bravery.   Darla Shaw is a Western Connecticut State University Professor Emeritus in education and women’s studies. She taught at the university level for 25 years, and prior to that was a teacher and administrator in the Ridgefield School System for 38 years. To help women and others realize the plight of women over the years, she has taken on the role of over 60 different courageous women. Professor Shaw has also written three plays for the Ridgefield Theater Barn and is presently writing a play about three great children’s authors from Ridgefield. Darla played New Milford’s own Addie Strong in our Cemetery Tour.   Free Admission/Donations Appreciated

Litchfield County & The Civil War

Litchfield County & The Civil WarBy Peter Vermilyea MARCH 10, 2024 @ 2PM Museum’s Main GalMarch 2024
Litchfield County & The Civil WarBy Peter Vermilyea MARCH 10, 2024 @ 2PM Museum’s Main Gallery : 6 Aspetuck Ave. FREE Admission / Donations Accepted Author, educator, and historian Peter Vermilyea will discuss his new book, “ Litchfield County & The Civil War” and the impact of the Civil War on Northern home life. The book looks specifically at the recruiting and training of men for the Union war effort, and it draws heavily from the experiences of David Soule of New Milford. This program is generously sponsored by New Milford Commission on the Arts

An Afternoon of Music

The New Milford Historical Society & Museum invites you to join us for an afternoon of music, stFebruary 2024
The New Milford Historical Society & Museum invites you to join us for an afternoon of music, stories, and memories. Paul Ramunni, Director of the New England Accordion Connection & Museum Company in Canaan, Connecticut, will offer an entertaining program, which highlights the history of the accordion and its influence on musical culture and contributions. Paul is an expert musician and educator with a love for the accordion, a spirited instrument with a rich history. This program is offered free to the public, but donations are always accepted and appreciated. No reservations are necessary.

Connecticut Memories Auction

The New Milford Historical Society and Just In Antiques Present
Connecticut Memories Auction
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The New Milford Historical Society and Just In Antiques Present Connecticut Memories Auction “Books, Artifacts, Art and Other Collectibles of the Constitution State” Auction is currently viewable on AuctionNinja.com. www.auctionninja.com/just-in-antiques-llc Books, Bottles, Wannopee Pottery, Art, Yearbooks, Advertising, Signs, Postcards, Ephemera and Much, Much More. All Items Start with a $1 Opening Bid. Bidding will go live on Monday, January 29th and end on Thursday, February 8th. Ephemera and book auction will be running simultaneously. Pick up for all three auctions will be at the museum Saturday, February 10 from 1 to 5 and Tuesday February 13 from 3 to 6. 100% of the museum consignments will go to the museum’s general operating fund and 10% of the proceeds for Just In Antiques auctions will be donated to the museum.

Help us with our new exhibit!

The New Milford Historical Society & Museum has begun work on a new exhibit entitled The Jewish January 2024
The New Milford Historical Society & Museum has begun work on a new exhibit entitled The Jewish Experience in New Milford. This is part of an ongoing series to explore the historical experience of various ethnic groups in our town which has included exhibits on Black Americans and Indigenous Peoples. If anyone has any historical information, photos or other artifacts relevant to this upcoming project or an interest in participating, please contact David Cohen on behalf of the Museum at davidxxcohen@gmail.com Thank you for any assistance you can offer!

If you are looking for a terrific source for rustic, hand-made benches, tables, clothes racks, and candleholders, visit the country bench at https://www.thecountrybench.com

When we look for a great way to get rid of old furniture, old equipment, household and other items, we turn first to Mecanica Estate Sales. An "estate sale", simply put, is a sale done for a client who needs to liquidate merchandise!