Due to a staffing shortage, we will be open for tours or research only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
during the month of January. Please call or email for an appointment.


Save Our Schoolhouse!

We are running an urgent appeal to save the Hill + Plain One-Room Schoolhouse, please help!

Past Events

The historical society will host a special breakfast for the New Milford Chamber of Commerce 
members. The new exhibit will be open for viewing on this morning. This is a Chamber of 
Commerce event. Please contact the Chamber to participate at 860-354-6080. Limited enrollment.

New Milford Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

Tuesday, September 24 2013
New Milford Chamber of Commerc...
Starts at 10:00 AM
The historical society will host a special breakfast for the New Milford Chamber of Commerce members. The new exhibit will be open for viewing on this morning. This is a Chamber of Commerce event. Please contact the Chamber to participate at 860-354-6080. Limited enrollment.

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

Sunday, March 29 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.

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 7 through December 5, 2015. 
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.

Flags of Valor

Saturday, November 7 2015
Flags of Valor...
Starts at 9:00 AM
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 7 through December 5, 2015. 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.

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

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 Will You Leave Behind? 
The Connecticut Crossroads Project is a not for profit 
with the mission to preserve the history of communities 
within Connecticut.  Join Chris Fisher, the president of 
the organization in a conversation about the goals of the 
organization, how they differentiate town and community 
and why everyone's memories matter.  The presentation 
will include a live interview with a special guest that will be 
recorded and preserved in the organization's archive. 
members: free/ non-members: $5 
Refreshments served

Connecticut Crossroads Oral History Project

Saturday, February 24 2018
Connecticut Crossroads Oral H...
Starts at 1:00 PM
What Will You Leave Behind? The Connecticut Crossroads Project is a not for profit with the mission to preserve the history of communities within Connecticut. Join Chris Fisher, the president of the organization in a conversation about the goals of the organization, how they differentiate town and community and why everyone's memories matter. The presentation will include a live interview with a special guest that will be recorded and preserved in the organization's archive. members: free/ non-members: $5 Refreshments served