The New Milford Historical Society & Museum will present a musical program and picnic July 8 at 2 p.m.

Festivities, which will take place on the museum's lawn, will recognize the bicentennial of the War of 1812. The program will consist of songs from the British and American sides.

The event is sponsored by the New Milford Commission on the Arts.

A lecture, "The War of 1812: Connecticut and Its People," with Betty Odenwald, will be held July 12 at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, call the 6 Aspetuck Ave. museum at 860-354-3069, email nmhistorical@gmail.com or visit www.nmhistorical.org.