Museum selling 2018 medallion
The New Milford Historical Society & Museum is selling its 2018 medallion, which features the John Glover Noble House in town.
Sylvanus Noble gave this house to his son, John Glover Noble, as a wedding gift in 1821, a year after it was built “for the consideration of love and parental affection.”
Noble (1793-1870) was a farmer, a director of the local bank, and also served in the State Legislature.
In the 1930s, Isabelle Graham Foster was the occupant and owner of the house. It was at this time that Edna Ferber was researching the New Milford area for her book.
It is almost certain that Edna Ferber based the character, Judith Oakes, on interviews with Isabelle Foster.
Subsequent owners of this house were former State Senator and Mrs. Benjamin L. Berringer, Oskar and Wynne Rogg, and Asrar and Amina Ahmed.
The current owner of the house is Justin Krul and the property is home to his antique business, Just In Antiques.
His plan is to preserve the building’s historic integrity for future generations.
Medallions can be purchased for $15 at Robertson Jewelers, The Book Nook and at the New Milford Historical Society’s Museum Shop
Quantities are limited and sell out quickly.
The pewter medallions have been produced since 1989 by the historical society and each year highlight a historical building in New Milford.
The 2018 medallion was drawn by Woodbury Artist Cindy Gillette and crafted by Woodbury Pewter.
The museum shop at 6 Aspetuck Ave. has medallions available for purchase of past years.
For information, call the historical society at 860-354-3069.