PRESERVE NEW FAIRFIELD PRESENTS LIVING HISTORY CEMETERY TOUR
Sunday, Oct. 18 at The New Fairfield Cemetery, opposite New Fairfield Town Hall costumed actors will portray 18th, 19th, 20th century townspeople. They will describe the life and times of a working girl who married a successful landowner, a prominent civil-servant who was a Justice of the Peace, Town Clerk, State Rep. as well as a State Senator, a Captain of the Privateer Sloop, “Nancy”; who rescued Long Island refugees during Rev.War British occupation, a Jazz-Age Couple who survived the “Roaring Twenties” and the Stock Market Crash and also a man who wore “Many Hats”….. law enforcer, dog warden, game warden (you will be surprised who he took hunting), Registrar of Voters and was Sexton of this cemetery for some years.
Continuous tours begin at 1 PM and continue with the last tour beginning at 3 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 years and under. Tickets are available at The Barn Gallery, Savings Bank of Danbury and at the cemetery gate on the day of the tour. Rain date will be Sunday, Oct. 25.
Sponsored by Preserve New Fairfield in cooperation with the NF Cemetery Assn. For further information, call 203-746-3289.
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.