Linda R. Decker
Linda, inspired by her parent's interest in history, believes we need to know and appreciate the past in order to live the future. Linda has lived in New Fairfield for almost 70 years and is committed to preserving and sharing the history of the town. She has been actively involved in many town organizations and has co-authored a book on New Fairfield during the Civil War called New Fairfield Answers the Call.
Susan has a lifelong love of history and historic preservation and was not only one of founding members of Preserve New Fairfield Inc., but was the driving force behind saving the Hubbell House and Parsonage from the wrecking ball. She has served as president and vice-president of the organization, acted as contributing author to PNF’s publication, Images of America: New Fairfield, and held a seat on the town’s Historic Properties Commission. Always investing 150% of her energy into PNF projects, Susan choreographed integrating the Hubbell House Museum into the annual third grade local history curriculum. Each year more than 140 students are educated at the museum thanks to her efforts.
You can find evidence of her enthusiasm when viewing the video of Moving Day, taken when the Hubbell House and Parsonage were relocated – very slowly - to their current site (hint: she is wearing a black coat and can be seen hopping in the middle of the street).
She continues to provide assistance, guidance, and support to the organization from abroad where she is a writer.