Museum to offer Village Green walking tour
Published 12:00 am, Saturday, September 9, 2017
The New Milford Historical Society will host a walking tour of New Milford’s historic green Sunday at 2 p.m. for members of the museum.
The tour will begin at the bandstand, where trustee Bob Coppola will explain the significance of the bandstand, and will continue along the west side of the green.
The tour will not only include the architecture of the remaining buildings along the green, but will highlight the unique place the green holds in American history.
Questions such as “What was originally on the site of the town hall?” and “Where did the Marquis de Lafayette, a Frenchman who came to assist George Washington, dine on the Village Green?” will be answered.
Museum curator Lisa Roush will guide the tour on the west side of the green, which includes Elijah Boardman’s house, as well as some of the beautiful houses that once graced the green.
She will give a brief tour of the monuments on the green.
People who are not members of the museum but would like to participate are encouraged to become a member for 2018 and may participate in the walk.
The tour should last approximately one hour and takes place rain or shine.
To register or to become a member, call 860-354-3069 or email nmhistorical