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.
The houses were gently placed on their new foundations, located just 1/4 mile from their original site. The restoration of these antique assets is ongoing as the Hubbell House and Parsonage proudly evolve and grow in their important roes as the first local history museums in New Fairfield.
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.