PNF CELEBRATES TENTH ANNIVERSARY
It is hard to believe that it has been ten years since the home located on Old State Route 37; known both as The Parsonage and at that time the home of Virginia Cassidy, aka Virginia Wren was put on the market for sale. A group of ten or twelve historical preservationists met to discuss the idea that this would be a perfect location for the local historical society, as well as a museum to depict the early history of New Fairfield.
This was when Preserve New Fairfield, Inc. came into being. This home and the building next to it were purchased by an individual who was only interested in the land they sat on. He informed us that we could have both structures, but would have to move them off the property.
As the saying goes “the rest is history”. Now ten years later the Hubbell House Museum is open to the public and offers a wonderful presentation of the “yesterdays” in town.
On Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 4PM there will be a 10th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration. The public is invited to attend.
Come visit the Historic Houses on April 24th and see what has been accomplished and hear about our plans for the future. The two historic homes are located at 33 Route 37 behind the New Fairfield Senior Center.
Click here to check out a video of the house move day.
Preserve New Fairfield is a group of dedicated volunteers who saw the need to rescue two mid 19th century (circa 1838 and 1840) houses from demolition. Having succeeded in saving these two gems, and moving them to a new site, overlooking a beautiful mill pond, our future vision is to utilize them as a cornerstone for a center in the town of New Fairfield, designed to illustrate and preserve our unique town history via changing displays and programs.
Explore our website to learn more about the history of the Hubbell House and the Parsonage, how they came to reside on their current location, where we are in the process of achieving our goals, and what you can do to help.