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Past Events

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

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.

Old New England Cemeteries and Superstitions - Christine Eriquez
Back by popular demand! Christina Eriquez, a graduate of New Milford High, is the author of the book,

Old New England Cemeteries and Superstitions

Sunday, October 21 2012
Old New England Cemeteries and...
Starts at 2:00 PM
Old New England Cemeteries and Superstitions - Christine Eriquez Back by popular demand! Christina Eriquez, a graduate of New Milford High, is the author of the book, "Our History in Stone". The lecture will be about the different "styles" of gravestone art, the gravestone symbol meanings, and some superstitions regarding cemeteries and the deceased. A segment at the end of the lecture will be about the New Milford cemeteries.

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

The 18th annual New Milford Outdoor Art Festival is being sponsored this year by the New Milford Historical Society. It will be held on Saturday, June 15th from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday June 16th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on the Village Green. This is a fine art show that attracts artists from all over New England and beyond. Artists love this show. Crowds come to buy art and not ice cream. Testimony to its success is the extremely high rate of returning artists every year. The art show is a major fund raiser for the historical society. The historical society is a non-profit organization which maintains a public museum, and offers educational and cultural activities encouraging an appreciation of art, history and music.

 

For additional information,  please contact Pat Lathrope at palathrope @gmail.com

New Milford Outdoor Art Festival

Saturday, June 15 2013
New Milford Outdoor Art Festiv...
Starts at 10:00 AM
The 18th annual New Milford Outdoor Art Festival is being sponsored this year by the New Milford Historical Society. It will be held on Saturday, June 15th from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday June 16th from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on the Village Green. This is a fine art show that attracts artists from all over New England and beyond. Artists love this show. Crowds come to buy art and not ice cream. Testimony to its success is the extremely high rate of returning artists every year. The art show is a major fund raiser for the historical society. The historical society is a non-profit organization which maintains a public museum, and offers educational and cultural activities encouraging an appreciation of art, history and music. For additional information, please contact Pat Lathrope at palathrope @gmail.com

Exhibition Opening in Main Gallery
A silhouette artist will be here cutting portraits.

125th Anniversary of the Roger Sherman Chapter

Saturday, April 7 2018
125th Anniversary of the Roger...
Starts at 10:00 AM
Exhibition Opening in Main Gallery A silhouette artist will be here cutting portraits.