The New Milford Historical Society will be closed for collection care in January and February.
Call or email with research or other requests:
860 354 3069nmhistorical@gmail.com


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."

  •  The Great Fire of 1902
  • The Fire Walk Tour

  •  The Great Fire of 1902
  • The Fire Walk Tour

  •  The Great Fire of 1902
  • The Fire Walk Tour

  •  The Great Fire of 1902
  • The Fire Walk Tour

  •  The Great Fire of 1902
  • The Fire Walk Tour

  •  The Great Fire of 1902
  • The Fire Walk Tour

  •  The Great Fire of 1902
  • The Fire Walk Tour

Some Past Events

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.

Stories from the Attic: Vintage Media - The Eyes and Ears of Long Ago

Join History Hunter and NMHS board Trustee, Greg Van Antwerp, December 6th at 7pm at the New MilfordDecember 2023
Join History Hunter and NMHS board Trustee, Greg Van Antwerp, December 6th at 7pm at the New Milford Historical Society as he presents rare samples of recordings and film clips as a window on the past. Greg has uncovered, during his many searches through the attics and basements of New England, recordings on film, audio tape and even fine wire which provide not only a nostalgic look at the past, but also a rare glimpse into how we captured moments in a time when sharing meant relatives only. "The owners of these pieces would not be embarrassed were they present at this event, " Greg says, "maybe a little proud that they unwittingly became the example for leisure and entertainment in the early to mid - 20th Century." Greg Van Antwerp has been providing his "Stories from the Attic" for over ten years and hopes that visitors will appreciate the opportunity to not only see and hear the past, but to handle examples as well. Greg provides a form of travelling museum and uses exhibits to create a more interactive experience with his audience. As an avid historian and preservationist, Greg hopes to teach people how to seek out these unique bits of hidden history so they may join him on his journey to preserve history in its physical form for generations to come. This event is free, though donations are always welcome

SMALL BUSINESS WEEKEND CRAFT SALE

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This is a great way to help the society and take advantage of the biggest shopping weeNovember 2023
Sign up Now! This is a great way to help the society and take advantage of the biggest shopping weekend of the year! BOOTH INFORMATION:Booth Space is approximately 6’x6’Vendors must provide their own tables, chairs, etc.We conduct a raffle drawing at the conclusion of the show.We would like you to consider donating an item for our drawing. This would be an excellent opportunity for you to promote your booth and receive extra recognition among those in attendance.   DATES & HOURS:Saturday, November 25, 2023 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM(VENDORS MAY ARRIVE AT 8:00 AM TO SET UP)Sunday, November 26, 2023 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM   COST:$50.00 PER BOOTH SPACE before 9/30/2023$75.00 PER BOOTH SPACE after 9/30/2023 CONTACT:Pat HembrookPHONE: (203) 788-1696EMAIL: phembrook@gmail.com

Kiwanis Flags of Valor

We invite you to Sponsor a Flag in Honor of a Veteran! In honor the upcoming Veteran’s Day, inNovember 2023
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) American flags and will be on display throughout November. 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 support the efforts and the programs of the Kiwanis Club Foundation of Greater Danbury, Inc, 501c. We are a volunteer organization whose mission is "To serve the children of the world, one community at a time." The Historical Society is happy to have this display on our property.

Jewish Participation in the Revolutionary War

Although the Jewish participation in Colonial America represented a small minority of the overall poNovember 2023
Although the Jewish participation in Colonial America represented a small minority of the overall population, their contributions, individually and collectively, were significant beyond their numbers. Eric Chandler has been involved in American Revolutionary War Living History since 1974. He has joined a recreated Continental Line Regiment and portrayed infantry, whale- boat raider, and both mounted and dismounted dragoons. Eric is a member of the Norwalk Historical Society Board of Directors and serves on the City of Norwalk Historical Commission. He has presented to several area historical societies, chapters of the DAR and SAR, libraries, and many other organizations. Eric relates stories of the Revolutionary War with heart and humor.     This event is free, please come and share it with us.

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