Joe Cats, a New Milford native and longtime museum volunteer, will serve again for the next year as president of the New Milford Historical Society & Museum board of trustees.

He assumed the reins last year and was voted in by acclamation Nov. 19 for a one-year term during the board’s monthly meeting at the museum.

Also returning to their executive duties of the past year, effective immediately, will be Kathy Kelly Koch as first vice president, Loretta Kretcho as second vice president, Patricia Hembrook as treasurer, and Anita Regan as secretary.

Serving as board members are Susan Bradbury, David Cohen, Bob Coppola, Norm Cummings, Justin Krul, Greg Regan and Greg Van Antwerp.

The museum will welcome the public for its annual holiday open house tomorrow (Saturday), Nov. 30, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For information about becoming a member or general information about the museum and its activities, call 860-354-3069 or visit