New Milford Historical Society, Museum seeks volunteers for cemetery tour

New Milford Historical Society and Museum Board Member Justin Krul and friend Susan Snow serve as charismatic gatekeepers for a past cemetery tour.

New Milford Historical Society and Museum Board Member Justin Krul and friend Susan Snow serve as charismatic gatekeepers for a past cemetery tour.

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NEW MILFORD — Volunteer actors/actresses to portray various historic characters are sought for an upcoming All Hallows cemetery tour in New Milford.

The annual event will be hosted Oct. 9 at Center Cemetery in New Milford by the New Milford Historical Society & Museum, New Milford Public Library and Center Cemetery. The tour will be highlighted by visits with many prominent citizens from New Milford’s past at their respective gravesites.

Volunteers are also needed to be costumed tour guides, to help set up, to help with costuming and makeup, and a variety of other tasks. If interested, call the museum at 860-354-3069.

For those wishing to take the tour, pre-registration is available by calling the museum or by calling the library at 860-355-1191.

Donations will be accepted to benefit the museum, the library and Center Cemetery.

The museum, located at 6 Aspetuck Avenue, is now open for tours and researchers by appointment only until further notice following a more than year-long closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Protocols for all patrons will be in place including the wearing of masks and use of hand sanitizer.

Hours are Tuesdays to Fridays from noon to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information, call 860-354-3069 or visit www.nmhistorical.org.