Hello Friends!

After being on "pause" for 2020, the Board of Directors is looking forward to welcoming visitors back to our historic hotel. And this year, we're celebrating an exciting milestone…the 50th anniversary of the Restoration! That's right, our Restoration, which came into being in 1971, is 50!
We have some great events scheduled to welcome everyone back and here's to brighter days coming our way very soon.

Join us for the Holiday Gala!

If you're participating in our glass sphere treasure hunt, here's where you register your sphere...

All about the Merwinsville Hotel Organization The Merwinsville Hotel Restoration Project

Hello Friends!

After being on "pause" for 2020, the Board of Directors is looking forward to welcoming visitors back to our historic hotel. And this year, we're celebrating an exciting milestone…the 50th anniversary of the Restoration! That's right, our Restoration, which came into being in 1971, is 50!
We have some great events scheduled to welcome everyone back and here's to brighter days coming our way very soon.

Join us for the Columbus Day Gala (with the Red Hots)!

If you're participating in our glass sphere treasure hunt, here's where you register your sphere...

About

The Merwinsville Hotel Restoration

About The Merwinsville Hotel Restoration

The Merwinsville Hotel Restoration, located along the Housatonic Railroad in Gaylordsville, Connecticut, was a meal and rest stop which opened for business in 1843.
The Merwinsville Hotel Restoration is a non-profit, living museum that continues the ongoing care, restoration and preservation of the Hotel to educate, inspire, challenge, and invigorate both present and future generations, and to raise awareness within the local community of the Hotel's contribution to the collective local history by promoting cultural events.

As you enter the Hotel today, you get a sense of what it was like over 170 years ago as passengers stepped off the railroad on their way from Bridgeport, Connecticut, to summer homes in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.
We operate the Hotel through 100% volunteer participation and no paid staff. Our annual budget is derived from donations, member fees and our annual fundraisers. We always welcome new members and volunteers at our events.

If you would like to learn more about the history of the Hotel or would like to get involved with Hotel activities, please explore our site, and feel free to contact any of our board members. They would love to hear from you.

Board of Directors

Officers:
Jeremy Ruman, President
Jennifer Haase, Vice President & Treasurer
Marje Somuk, Secretary
Terry Butler
Victoria Carter
Ilene Deutsch
Steve Dull, Building Manager
Merialis Lewis
Linda McMillan
Lori Meehan
Jerry Nahley, Emeritus
Barbara Thorland, Curator
Lynn Mellis Worthington

Past Presidents

We are indebted to our past presidents who have served:
George Haase, 10/1/71 – 11/10/77
Bob Stirling, 11/10/77 – 10/12/81
George Haase, 10/12/81 – 9/8/83
Aaron Seltzer, 9/8/83 – 5/29/87
Rosemary Nahley, 5/29/87 – 9/12/95
Betsy LaFond, 9/12/95 – 9/17/99
Kay Steitzel, 9/17/99 – 5/17/02
Jerry Nahley, 5/17/02 – 9/15/06
Jeff Edelstein, 9/15/06 – 2012
Jeremy Ruman current

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