The museum’s galleries, special exhibits, and museum shop capture a slice of life that was our ancestors’ … and celebrate their contributions to New Milford today. Visit the museum’s 18th century cooking hearth to appreciate how our maternal ancestors prepared dinner without modern conveniences. Our antique toy collection can help your children imagine what their ancestors played with when they, too, were young. Peruse portraits of New Milford’s first families. Take a walk through historical gardens. Memorabilia of events, places and people — as well as industries of the region — will show you how New Milford has progressed through the centuries.