Plows  to Power Documentary 
The making of Candlewood Lake presented by Preserve New Fairfield

Preserve New Fairfield honors volunteers for their continued support

Diane Giardina, PNF Co-President presenting certificate of appreciation to Joe Garufi for his long-standing involvement with PNF


Diane Giardina, PNF Co-President presenting certificates of appreciation to Tom & Tom Alesi for their on-going volunteer efforts


Merwinsville Hotel Glass Sphere Scavenger Hunt

Preserve New Fairfield Participates in Merwinsville Hotel’s 50th Anniversary Scavenger Hunt

Preserve New Fairfield has been invited by the Merwinsville Hotel, Gaylordsville to participate in their 50th anniversary scavenger hunt.  One of their celebratory glass spheres is hidden on Preserve New Fairfield’s grounds, across the bridge behind the New Fairfield Senior Center.  If you locate the glass sphere while on a walk of the grounds, it’s yours to keep.  The hunt is on!

Inspired by the Block Island Glass Float project, the Merwinsville Hotel contracted with Nunwell Glass in Lakeville, CT to create 50 glass spheres to mark the 50th anniversary of restoring the hotel and invited area organizations to hide the spheres at their sites.  For the complete list of participants and more information about the history of the Merwinsville Hotel or the scavenger hunt go to 

If you find a sphere, the Merwinsville hotel asks you to register it at  Happy hunting.

Glass Sphere has not been found as of 12/23/21 and is still on the grounds of Preserve New Fairfield

Contact Preserve New Fairfield

Get in touch with Preserve New Fairfield to learn more about our work and find out how to donate. We appreciate your support!

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Our Mission Statement

Preserve New Fairfield's mission is to preserve, protect, and maintain local historic structures and artifacts, and to promote community education and involvement in historic preservations efforts.

The Parsonage & The Hubbell House

When two historic homes were threatened by the wrecking ball, Preserve New Fairfield was born. This dedicated group of volunteers joined forces with town and state officials to find a new home for these gems. The buildings were lifted and moved, intact, on huge trailers (check out the video above). Moving day was quite an event with the whole town turning out to watch their own history, literally on the move.

Our Board of Directors & Trustees

“A nation with no regard for its past has little hope for its future."

Community Education & Events

With our mission always in mind, we work tirelessly to search out opportunities to preserve structures and artifacts of our beloved town. In order to do so we organize several events throughout the year to engage the community and also to help us raise the money needed to preserve our mission. Check out our calendar for this year's events.

Corporate Donors & Major Granting Organizations

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