New Milford

New Milford Historical Society is Turning 100!





2015 will be a very special year for the New Milford Historical Society as it turns 100 ! A great way to celebrate this achievement is to visit 6 Aspetuck Ave in New Milford and enjoy the treasure trove of historical artifacts and information that’s shown in a warm, easy to understand displays throughout the expansive building.


Any discussion of New Milford’s history may be understood to start with its favorite son Roger Sherman, a signer of the The Articles of Association of the First Continental Congress, The Declaration of Independence, The Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution of the United States. It is stated that he is the only signer of all four documents, making this individual an extremely important founding father and he was inducted into the Connecticut Hall of Fame last year. In the lower level of the museum is a display showcasing Sherman’s cobbling equipment and other items of interest associated with him. Although he was not born in New Milford, he moved to New Milford and the home site location along the scenic green is now the town offices.

IMG_3673Also on display is an exhibit of the New Milford’s perspective of the US Civil War 1861-1865.  In the same room is a collection of New Milford landscape paintings and a large scale horse named “Chief Waramaug”.

IMG_3674The Knapp House which is connected to the museum is temporarily closed as plans are being made for much needed renovations.

Nutmeg Chatter will be visiting the museum throughout the year to write more articles about New Milford history and share information about upcoming events for this wonderful museum in this special Connecticut community!

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