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Past Events

Join us for this spectacular annual fundraising event . . .

Annual Wine & Song
December 1 from 5-8 pm

This annual holiday event is the talk of the town!  The museum is dressed up for the holidays and has become a holiday destination for many in town.  This event is a wine tasting fundraising party with refreshments donated by area restaurants and society members. Holiday entertainment, Raffle Tickets (sold during the evening and winners chosen beginning at 7:15 pm), and Door Prizes.

Tickets are $35.00 each and currently available from the society office (860-354-3069) or from any member of the Board of Trustees.

Annual Wine & Song

Saturday, December 1 2012
Annual Wine & Song...
Starts at 5:00 PM
Join us for this spectacular annual fundraising event . . . Annual Wine & Song December 1 from 5-8 pm This annual holiday event is the talk of the town! The museum is dressed up for the holidays and has become a holiday destination for many in town. This event is a wine tasting fundraising party with refreshments donated by area restaurants and society members. Holiday entertainment, Raffle Tickets (sold during the evening and winners chosen beginning at 7:15 pm), and Door Prizes. Tickets are $35.00 each and currently available from the society office (860-354-3069) or from any member of the Board of Trustees.

The 17th annual New Milford Outdoor Art Festival is being sponsored this year by the New Milford Historical Society.  It will be held on Saturday, June 16th  from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday June 17th 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 16 2012
New Milford Outdoor Art Festiv...
Starts at 10:00 AM
The 17th annual New Milford Outdoor Art Festival is being sponsored this year by the New Milford Historical Society. It will be held on Saturday, June 16th from 10:00am to 6:00pm and Sunday June 17th 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

Tuesday, October 20th  
(6:00 PM to 9:00 PM) 

Restaurant (TBA)

Annual Membership Dinner & Meeting

Tuesday, October 20 2015
Annual Membership Dinner &...
Starts at 6:00 PM
Tuesday, October 20th (6:00 PM to 9:00 PM) Restaurant (TBA)

Limited number of participants.

We’ve enjoyed Peter Lang’s awesome cookies at our annual wine tasting. Turns out Peter also knows a whole lot about salad dressing. Join us as he shares some of his salad dressing recipes and some “secret” recipes from around the area. This is a great chance to perk up your spring table fare and learn about herbs you may want to plant in your garden. Soups and salads will be available for each participant. Yum!

Please call for a reservation 860-354-3069.

Dressing Your Salad with Peter Lang

Thursday, February 21 2013
Dressing Your Salad with Peter...
Starts at 6:00 PM
Limited number of participants. We’ve enjoyed Peter Lang’s awesome cookies at our annual wine tasting. Turns out Peter also knows a whole lot about salad dressing. Join us as he shares some of his salad dressing recipes and some “secret” recipes from around the area. This is a great chance to perk up your spring table fare and learn about herbs you may want to plant in your garden. Soups and salads will be available for each participant. Yum! Please call for a reservation 860-354-3069.

Spring Break Workshop for Children
The Hunt - Dissecting Owl Pellets
Come and let your child connect with nature! Learn about owls, the food chain , and the animals they eat.
Registration required. 3rd Grade and up. Cost: $10.00 per child.

The Hunt - Dissecting Owl Pellets

Wednesday, April 12 2017
The Hunt - Dissecting Owl Pell...
Starts at 1:00 PM
Spring Break Workshop for Children The Hunt - Dissecting Owl Pellets Come and let your child connect with nature! Learn about owls, the food chain , and the animals they eat. Registration required. 3rd Grade and up. Cost: $10.00 per child.

What do you think makes New Milford special and historically significant? We are inviting you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to get involved and be a part of making history!! The guidelines for objects to be considered are:  objects were made during the past 100 years (1915 through 2015), directly represents New Milford, or owned by someone from New Milford.
Objects will be selected by members of the Centennial Exhibition Committee and the Curator of the museum 
A Temporary Loan form for the objects will be filled out at time of acceptance.  We have limited exhibition space and unfortunately cannot accept all items.

Centennial Exhibition Submission Day

Tuesday, March 24 2015
Centennial Exhibition Submissi...
Starts at 10:00 AM
What do you think makes New Milford special and historically significant? We are inviting you to take advantage of this unique opportunity to get involved and be a part of making history!! The guidelines for objects to be considered are: objects were made during the past 100 years (1915 through 2015), directly represents New Milford, or owned by someone from New Milford. Objects will be selected by members of the Centennial Exhibition Committee and the Curator of the museum A Temporary Loan form for the objects will be filled out at time of acceptance. We have limited exhibition space and unfortunately cannot accept all items.

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