Plows to Power Documentary
The making of Candlewood Lake presented by Preserve New Fairfield
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 merwinsvillehotel.org.
If you find a sphere, the Merwinsville hotel asks you to register it at merwinsvillehotel.org/register-your-sphere/#form. Happy hunting.
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.
“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.