Historical society exhibit to open
Updated 8:25 pm, Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The New Milford Historical Society and Museum will open a special exhibit to celebrate the museum's 100th anniversary Feb. 22 at 2 p.m.
The exhibit, "1907: The Loan Exhibition," will include many objects that were in the original bicentennial exhibition in 1907 and had been donated to the museum's permanent collection throughout the years.
On view will be about 50 objects with important historical significance.
Among them, cannonballs and grape shots that were picked up on the battlefield of Waterloo and Chinese idols brought back from China in 1854 by Frederick A. Boardman.
Many interesting items have been researched and will be put on exhibit.
Also included in the exhibit will be a published list of all 488 objects originally on view in 1907 with the hope that more heirlooms will find their way back to the historical society and be displayed in the future.
For information, contact the 6 Aspetuck Ave. museum at 860-354-3069.