WE DID IT! We successfully opened New Fairfield’s first local history museum, highlighting the story of Candlewood Lake and the lives and industries that made this corner of Connecticut uniquely ours. But we could not have done it without your generosity and support!
In August, Preserve New Fairfield celebrated the grand opening of the Hubbell House museum featuring the “Made in New Fairfield” exhibit. This event was the culmination of eight years’ work – saving two historic homes from demolition, moving them intact, restoring one at a time, establishing a meaningful artifact collection, undertaking research and developing our first display. Hundreds of your neighbors have helped us reach our past goals by attending our special events such as our House and Garden Tour, Strawberry Festival, October Cemetery Tour and also by making annual donations.
Before the calendar turns to 2015, I would like to ask you to consider a year end gift to Preserve New Fairfield Inc. Your donation will help us to realize our all-important goals for 2015:
- Development of multi-generational educational programs
- Purchasing a motorized vehicle for visitor accessibility
- Erecting an appropriately scaled outbuilding to keep our vehicle safe
Programs and community events are in the works for next year and we need your help to keep the momentum going. Your money works hard, right in your own community. All you have to do is make that initial donation! A donation matched by your employer is an even more wonderful way to expand your generosity. Preserve New Fairfield Inc. is a 501(c)(3) designated non- profit charity, recognized by IBM, Praxair, and other prominent companies in our area. Please check with your benefits provider to find a gift match form. Your generosity has double the value and double the impact assisting PNF in its historic preservation and education efforts.
Click here for a link to our donation page.
Faline Schneiderman, president
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.