Merwinsville Hotel Restoration a living Museum
  • Events

    Coming Up at the Merwinsville Hotel

  • Give local

  • Give Local
    Give Local
    The Merwinsville Hotel Restoration will participate in the Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills program sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation from 7AM April 25th to 7PM April 26th.

    How it Works
    During the 36 hour time period, your donation provides the opportunity for The Merwinsville Hotel Restoration to receive matching funds for those donations. All donations must be made online by credit card at http://www.givelocalccf.org/npo/merwinsville-hotel-restoration-inc.

    • When: Tuesday, April 25 , 2017 to April 26 , 2017 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
    • Cost: FREE
      † to request more information click here
  • 2nd annual spring arts and fine crafts show

  • 2nd Annual Spring Arts and Fine Crafts Show
    2nd Annual Spring Arts and Fine Crafts Show
    The Merwinsville Hotel Restoration will host its second Annual Spring Show, May 6th and May 7th from 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

    There will be plants for sale along with assorted artist and craftspeople demonstrations.

    Children under 12, Free!

    The perfect way to find a little something for Mom - only a week to go until Mother's Day!

    • When: Saturday, May 6 , 2017 to May 7 , 2017 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Cost: $2.00
      Members: FREE

      † to request more information click here
  • Annual wine tasting

  • Annual Wine Tasting
    Annual Wine Tasting
    ANNUAL WINE TASTING AT THE HISTORIC MERWINSVILLE HOTEL on Saturday, June 3rd from 6:00pm 8:00pm. This enjoyable evening is sponsored by NeJaimes Wine & Spirits and New Milford Spirit Shoppe.

    Join us for a tasting of an array of wines from all over the world. Your tasting trip includes wines from California, continuing on to Europe with stops in Italy and Portugal with other samplings along the way before returning to the United States to check out some local Connecticut wineries.

    J. P. Gifford Market & Catering Co. of Kent, Connecticut, will be supplying light fare to help cleanse the palate between tastings.

    $30.00 at the door; $25.00 Hotel members and prepay with PayPal. This is an event for everyone (over 21!), so you wont want to miss it!


    A free wine glass is included with your admission. If you would like to pre-order, please visit our website, www.merwinsvillehotel.org or stop in at either NeJaimes Wine & Spirits at 164 Danbury Road or New Milford Spirit Shoppe at 16 Prospect Hill Road (Rt 67), both located in New Milford.

    The Merwinsville Hotel is located at 1 Browns Forge Road in Gaylordsville, CT conveniently located 15 minutes from Kent, Sherman, New Milford and the Harlem Valley/Wingdale Railroad Station (the northwest corner of New Milford).


    A portion of all sales from this event go towards the continued restoration of this historic 1843 building. Hope to see you on the 4th.

    • When: Saturday, June 3 , 2017 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    • Cost: $30.00
      Members: $25.00
      In Advance: $25.00

      † to request more information click here
  • Sunday tours

  • Sunday Tours
    Sunday Tours
    Come spend some time with us, any Sunday until Fall!

    • When: Sunday, July 9 , 2017 to August 27 , 2017 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Cost: FREE
      † to request more information click here
  • Fall potluck dinner

  • Fall Potluck Dinner
    Fall Potluck Dinner
    This is our second of two potluck dinner meetings. Bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share, and the Hotel will provide burgers, hot dogs and drinks. Come hear about the Hotel's progress with its restoration and have to chance to make some new friends or reconnect with some old ones.

    Admission: Free - open to all.

    Our speaker is TBA

    6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Munchies
    6:30 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Dinner
    7:15 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Meeting
    7:30 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Speaker


    • When: Friday, September 8 , 2017 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    • Cost: FREE
      † to request more information click here
  • Columbus day weekend arts & fine crafts show

  • Columbus Day Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show
    Columbus Day Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show
    GALA PREVIEW
    Hors d'oeuvres, desserts, beverages, live music, and a chance to preview and purchase artwork, photography, fine crafts, jewelry, and glassware.


    • When: Friday, October 6 , 2017 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    • Cost: $25.00
      Members: $20.00
      In Advance: $20.00

      † to request more information click here
  • Columbus weekend arts and fine crafts show

  • Columbus Weekend Arts and Fine Crafts Show
    Columbus Weekend Arts and Fine Crafts Show
    purchase artwork, photography, fine crafts, jewelry, and glassware.
    $2.00 donation at the door. Children under 12 free.

    • When: Saturday, October 7 , 2017 to October 9 , 2017 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Cost: $2.00
      Members: FREE
      † to request more information click here
  • First weekend of the annual christmas/holiday show

  • FIRST WEEKEND OF THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY SHOW
    FIRST WEEKEND OF THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY SHOW
    For our fourth year running, the Hotel will be open for TWO LONG WEEKENDS beginning on Black Friday.
    See the Hotel magically transformed for the holidays with an amazing collection of nutcrackers, Worlds Fair miniatures, Santa Claus collections, and more!
    Baked goods for sale along with holiday crafts, jewelry, ornaments, and much much more. We are open late on Friday until 7pm!
    Story-time on Saturdays at 11:00 am Free penny candy and hot chocolate!

    • When: Friday, November 24 , 2017 to November 26 , 2017 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Cost: FREE
      † to request more information click here
  • Second weekend of the annual christmas/holiday show

  • SECOND WEEKEND OF THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY SHOW
    SECOND WEEKEND OF THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY SHOW
    For our fourth year running, the Hotel will be open for TWO LONG WEEKENDS beginning on Black Friday.
    See the Hotel magically transformed for the holidays with an amazing collection of nutcrackers, Worlds Fair miniatures, Santa Claus collections, and more!
    Baked goods for sale along with holiday crafts, jewelry, ornaments, and much much more. We are open late on Friday until 7pm!
    Story-time on Saturdays at 11:00 am Free penny candy and hot chocolate!

    • When: Friday, December 1 , 2017 to December 3 , 2017 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Cost: FREE
      † to request more information click here
  • Past Events at the Merwinsville Hotel

  • Reel readers book club

  • REEL READERS BOOK CLUB
    REEL READERS BOOK CLUB

    A new kind of book club!!!

    The Merwinsville Hotel is starting a movie/book club!
    That's right all you fans of movies....and books.....we're starting a bi-monthly book club beginning with our kick-off meeting on Sunday, March 5th, at 4:00 p.m. at the Old Oak Tavern in Gaylordsville (no late-comers, please!). Our initial meeting will take place in the upstairs dining room where we will pick our titles (we'll provide the paper and the hat - you provide the book title).
    We'll meet every other month at the Merwinsville Hotel to watch the movie (and pick the next book)!
    For further information, contact Jennifer Haase by email jenn@merwinsvillehotel.org or by phone at: 203.788.1200. RSVP by March 1st to guarantee your place.
    IMPORTANT!!! All books MUST have a movie...fiction, non-fiction, biography... Books MUST be NO MORE than 600 pages - sorry fans of War and Peace and Gone With The Wind!
    • When: March 5 , 2017 4:00 pm
  • Second weekend of the annual christmas/holiday show

  • SECOND WEEKEND OF THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY SHOW
    SECOND WEEKEND OF THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY SHOW
    For our third year running, the Hotel will be open for TWO LONG WEEKENDS beginning on Black Friday.
    See the Hotel magically transformed for the holidays with an amazing collection of nutcrackers, Worlds Fair miniatures, Santa Claus collections, and more!
    Baked goods for sale along with holiday crafts, jewelry, ornaments, and much much more. We are open late on Friday until 7pm!
    Story-time on Saturdays at 11:00 am Free penny candy and hot chocolate!
    • When: December 2 , 2016 to December 4 , 2016 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • First weekend of the annual christmas/holiday show

  • FIRST WEEKEND OF THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY SHOW
    FIRST WEEKEND OF THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY SHOW
    For our third year running, the Hotel will be open for TWO LONG WEEKENDS beginning on Black Friday.
    See the Hotel magically transformed for the holidays with an amazing collection of nutcrackers, Worlds Fair miniatures, Santa Claus collections, and more!
    Baked goods for sale along with holiday crafts, jewelry, ornaments, and much much more. We are open late on Friday until 7pm!
    Story-time on Saturdays at 11:00 am Free penny candy and hot chocolate!
    • When: November 25 , 2016 to November 27 , 2016 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Columbus day weekend arts & fine crafts show

  • Columbus Day Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show
    Columbus Day Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show
    purchase artwork, photography, fine crafts, jewelry, and glassware.
    $2.00 donation at the door. Children under 12 free.
    • When: October 8 , 2016 to October 10 , 2016 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Columbus day weekend arts & fine crafts show

  • Columbus Day Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show
    Columbus Day Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show
    GALA PREVIEW
    Hors d'oeuvres, desserts, beverages, live music, and a chance to preview and purchase artwork, photography, fine crafts, jewelry, and glassware.

    • When: October 7 , 2016 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Fall potluck dinner

  • Fall Potluck Dinner
    Fall Potluck Dinner
    This is our second of two potluck dinner meetings. Bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share, and the Hotel will provide burgers, hot dogs and drinks. Come hear about the Hotel's progress with its restoration and have to chance to make some new friends or reconnect with some old ones.

    Admission: Free - open to all.

    Our speaker is TBA

    6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Munchies
    6:30 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Dinner
    7:15 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Meeting
    7:30 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Speaker

    • When: September 9 , 2016 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Sunday tours

  • Sunday Tours
    Sunday Tours
    Come spend some time with us, any Sunday until Fall!
    • When: July 3 , 2016 to August 28 , 2016 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • 7th annual wine tasting

  • 7th Annual Wine Tasting
    7th Annual Wine Tasting
    7th ANNUAL WINE TASTING AT THE HISTORIC MERWINSVILLE HOTEL on Saturday, June 4th from 6:00pm 8:00pm. This enjoyable evening is sponsored by NeJaimes Wine & Spirits and New Milford Spirit Shoppe.

    Join us for a tasting of an array of wines from all over the world. Your tasting trip includes wines from California, continuing on to Europe with stops in Italy and Portugal with other samplings along the way before returning to the United States to check out some local Connecticut wineries.

    J. P. Gifford Market & Catering Co. of Kent, Connecticut, will be supplying light fare to help cleanse the palate between tastings.

    $30.00 at the door; $25.00 Hotel members and prepay with PayPal. This is an event for everyone (over 21!), so you wont want to miss it!


    A free wine glass is included with your admission. If you would like to pre-order, please visit our website, www.merwinsvillehotel.org or stop in at either NeJaimes Wine & Spirits at 164 Danbury Road or New Milford Spirit Shoppe at 16 Prospect Hill Road (Rt 67), both located in New Milford.

    The Merwinsville Hotel is located at 1 Browns Forge Road in Gaylordsville, CT conveniently located 15 minutes from Kent, Sherman, New Milford and the Harlem Valley/Wingdale Railroad Station (the northwest corner of New Milford).


    A portion of all sales from this event go towards the continued restoration of this historic 1843 building. Hope to see you on the 4th.
    • When: June 4 , 2016 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Spring potluck dinner

  • Spring Potluck Dinner
    Spring Potluck Dinner
    Bring a casserole, salad or dessert to share the Merwinsville Hotel will provide burgers, hot dogs, and drinks. TBA - our evening speaker


    6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Munchies
    6:30 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Dinner
    7:15 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Meeting
    7:30 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Speaker
    • When: May 13 , 2016 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Give local

  • Give Local
    Give Local
    The Merwinsville Hotel Restoration will participate in the Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills program sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation from 7AM May 3rd to 7PM May 4th noon.

    How it Works
    During the 36 hour time period, your donation provides the opportunity for The Merwinsville Hotel Restoration to receive matching funds for those donations. All donations must be made online by credit card at http://www.givelocalccf.org/npo/merwinsville-hotel-restoration-inc.
    • When: May 3 , 2016 to May 4 , 2016 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Merwinsville spring show

  • Merwinsville Spring Show
    Merwinsville Spring Show
    The Merwinsville Hotel Restoration will host its first ever Spring Show April 30th and May 1st from 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.

    There will be plants for sale along with assorted artist and craftspeople demonstrations.

    Children under 12, Free!

    The perfect way to find a little something for Mom - only a week to go until Mother's Day!
    • When: April 30 , 2016 to May 1 , 2016 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Spring clean up at the merwinsville hotel

  • SPRING CLEAN UP AT THE MERWINSVILLE HOTEL
    SPRING CLEAN UP AT THE MERWINSVILLE HOTEL
    Every spring, we get the Hotel all spruced up for our visitors. Dusting, cleaning, gardening, repairing....
    Please join us for a Feel-Good day where you can give-back just a little and help us to look our best. The more help we have, the faster it goes. No experience necessary.
    Please bring along your favorite hammer, paintbrush, rake, etc. in case theres a shortage of tools.
    • When: April 16 , 2016 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Second weekend of the annual christmas/holiday show

  • SECOND WEEKEND OF THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY SHOW
    SECOND WEEKEND OF THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY SHOW
    For our second year running, the Hotel will be open for TWO LONG WEEKENDS beginning on Black Friday.
    See the Hotel magically transformed for the holidays with an amazing collection of nutcrackers, Worlds Fair miniatures, Santa Claus collections, and more!
    Baked goods for sale along with holiday crafts, jewelry, ornaments, and much much more. We are open late on Friday until 7pm!
    Story-time on Saturdays at 11:00 am Free penny candy and hot chocolate!
    • When: December 4 , 2015 to December 6 , 2015 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • First weekend of the annual christmas/holiday show

  • FIRST WEEKEND OF THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY SHOW
    FIRST WEEKEND OF THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY SHOW
    For our second year running, the Hotel will be open for TWO LONG WEEKENDS beginning on Black Friday.
    See the Hotel magically transformed for the holidays with an amazing collection of nutcrackers, Worlds Fair miniatures, Santa Claus collections, and more!
    Baked goods for sale along with holiday crafts, jewelry, ornaments, and much much more. We are open late on Friday until 7pm!
    Story-time on Saturdays at 11:00 am Free penny candy and hot chocolate!
    • When: November 27 , 2015 to November 29 , 2015 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Columbus day weekend arts & fine crafts show

  • Columbus Day Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show
    Columbus Day Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show
    purchase artwork, photography, fine crafts, jewelry, and glassware.
    $2.00 donation at the door. Children under 12 free.
    • When: October 10 , 2015 to October 12 , 2015 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Columbus day weekend arts & fine crafts show

  • Columbus Day Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show
    Columbus Day Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show
    GALA PREVIEW
    Hors d'oeuvres, desserts, beverages, live music courtesy of Patrick James McHenry, and a chance to preview and purchase artwork, photography, fine crafts, jewelry, and glassware.
    Download the flyer
    • When: October 9 , 2015 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Fall potluck dinner

  • Fall Potluck Dinner
    Fall Potluck Dinner
    This is our second of two potluck dinner meetings. Bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share, and the Hotel will provide burgers, hot dogs and drinks. Come hear about the Hotel's progress with its restoration and have to chance to make some new friends or reconnect with some old ones.

    Admission: Free - open to all.

    Our speaker will be: Cornwall resident, housing and transportation planner, Pat Hare

    6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Munchies
    6:30 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Dinner
    7:15 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Meeting
    7:30 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Speaker

    About Pat Hare-
    Pat Hare is a housing and transportation planner. Bikes, (the pedaled kind) are a major professional and personal interest of his. He proposed the 45 mile HouBike Trail from New Milford north to the Massachusetts line. It will run along Riverview Road, a short distance from the Merwinsville Hotel. Pat proposed the HouBike Trail, and has worked on it, and its extension as the Western New England Greenway, since about 2006. The HouBike Trail is a major project of the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area. The HouBike Trail connects the old river roads along the Housatonic, (aka low volume low speed roads or LOVLierS) to create a trail.


    Pat grew up in Cornwall, and moved back to Cornwall with his family in 1996.


    Pat won an award from the American Planning Association for a master plan for a post war suburban area in Washington, DC. The plan showed how to thread new trails through a post war suburban area developed without them. This was followed by a general study of how to retrofit suburban areas with trails.

    Pat was also responsible for the plan for a greenway and bike trail in Washington, DC running from Union Station and the National Mall through 9 miles of the national capital out to Silver Spring, Maryland. This project was originally proposed by Mr. Hare in an article in the Washington Post.
    • When: September 11 , 2015 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Sunday tours

  • Sunday Tours
    Sunday Tours
    Come spend some time with us, any Sunday until Fall!
    • When: July 12 , 2015 to September 27 , 2015 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • 6th annual wine tasting

  • 6th Annual Wine Tasting
    6th Annual Wine Tasting
    6th ANNUAL WINE TASTING AT THE HISTORIC MERWINSVILLE HOTEL on Saturday, June 6th from 6:00pm 8:00pm. This enjoyable evening is sponsored by NeJaimes Wine & Spirits and New Milford Spirit Shoppe.

    Join us for a tasting of an array of wines from all over the world. Your tasting trip includes wines from California, continuing on to Europe with stops in Italy and Portugal with other samplings along the way before returning to the United States to check out some local Connecticut wineries.

    J. P. Gifford Market & Catering Co. of Kent, Connecticut, will be supplying light fare to help cleanse the palate between tastings.

    $30.00 at the door; $25.00 Hotel members and prepay with PayPal. This is an event for everyone (over 21!), so you wont want to miss it!


    A free wine glass is included with your admission. If you would like to pre-order, please visit our website, www.merwinsvillehotel.org or stop in at either NeJaimes Wine & Spirits at 164 Danbury Road or New Milford Spirit Shoppe at 16 Prospect Hill Road (Rt 67), both located in New Milford.

    The Merwinsville Hotel is located at 1 Browns Forge Road in Gaylordsville, CT conveniently located 15 minutes from Kent, Sherman, New Milford and the Harlem Valley/Wingdale Railroad Station (the northwest corner of New Milford).


    A portion of all sales from this event go towards the continued restoration of this historic 1843 building. Hope to see you on the 6th.
    • When: June 6 , 2015 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Give local

  • Give Local
    Give Local
    The Merwinsville Hotel Restoration will participate in the Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills program sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation from 7AM May 5th to 7PM May 6th noon.

    How it Works
    During the 36 hour time period, your donation provides the opportunity for The Merwinsville Hotel Restoration to receive matching funds for those donations. All donations must be made online by credit card at http://www.givelocalccf.org/#npo/merwinsville-hotel-restoration-inc.
    • When: May 5 , 2015 to May 6 , 2015 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • Spring potluck dinner

  • Spring Potluck Dinner
    Spring Potluck Dinner
    Bring a casserole, salad or dessert to share the Merwinsville Hotel will provide burgers, hot dogs, and drinks. Richard Rosiello from Meadowbrook Gardens will be our evening speaker and will be discussing native plants/sustainable gardening.

    6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Munchies
    6:30 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Dinner
    7:15 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Meeting
    7:30 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Richard Rosiello Meadowbrook Gardens
    • When: April 24 , 2015 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Christmas shoppe at the historic merwinsville hotel

  • Christmas Shoppe at the historic Merwinsville Hotel
    Christmas Shoppe at the historic Merwinsville Hotel
    Due to overwhelming demand, the Hotel will be open for TWO LONG WEEKENDS beginning on Black Friday.
    See the Hotel magically transformed for the holidays with an amazing collection of nutcrackers, Worlds Fair miniatures, Santa Claus collections, and more!

    Baked goods for sale along with holiday crafts, jewelry, ornaments, and much much more.
    Story-time on Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Free penny candy and hot chocolate!
    • When: December 5 , 2014 to December 7 , 2014 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Holiday reception

  • Holiday Reception
    Holiday Reception
    Come kick off the Yule Season at our Holiday Reception

    Hors d'oeuvres, drinks, desserts and good cheer.

    Music by Blue Moon quartet
    • When: November 29 , 2014 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Christmas shoppe at the historic merwinsville hotel

  • Christmas Shoppe at the historic Merwinsville Hotel
    Christmas Shoppe at the historic Merwinsville Hotel
    Due to overwhelming demand, the Hotel will be open for TWO LONG WEEKENDS beginning on Black Friday.
    See the Hotel magically transformed for the holidays with an amazing collection of nutcrackers, Worlds Fair miniatures, Santa Claus collections, and more!

    Baked goods for sale along with holiday crafts, jewelry, ornaments, and much much more.
    Story-time on Saturday and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Free penny candy and hot chocolate!
    • When: November 28 , 2014 to November 30 , 2014 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Columbus day weekend arts & fine crafts show

  • Columbus Day Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show
    Columbus Day Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show
    purchase artwork, photography, fine crafts, jewelry, and glassware.
    $2.00 donation at the door. Children under 12 free.
    • When: October 11 , 2014 to October 13 , 2014 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Columbus day weekend arts & fine crafts show

  • Columbus Day Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show
    Columbus Day Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show
    GALA PREVIEW
    Hors d'oeuvres, desserts, beverages, live music courtesy of Danny 'D', and a chance to preview and purchase artwork, photography, fine crafts, jewelry, and glassware.
    • When: October 10 , 2014 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Memorial service for aaron seltzer

  • Memorial Service for Aaron Seltzer
    Memorial Service for Aaron Seltzer
    The members of the Merwinsville Hotel Restoration will host a memorial service for one of the founding members of the group, Aaron Seltzer, who passed away this past June. This event will be held on Saturday, September 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a dedication of the Jean and Aaron Seltzer Memorial Museum. Light refreshments will be served. Reservations are requested. You can call the hotel at 860-350-4443 and indicate how many persons will be attending. You can also e-mail jenn@merwinsvillehotel.org. Please respond by September 13. The Merwinsville Hotel is located at 1 Brown's Forge Road in Gaylordsville. Please note that Riverview Road is closed for bridge repair. Take a left on South Kent Road and follow the signs directing you to the Hotel.

    • When: September 20 , 2014 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • 3rd annual beer tasting and outdoor movie

  • 3<sup>rd</sup> Annual Beer Tasting and Outdoor Movie
    3rd Annual Beer Tasting and Outdoor Movie
    Sponsored by The Bridge, there will be numerous breweries offering a sampling of a wide range of beers. A free beer glass is included with admission.
    The movie 'Goldfinger' will be shown immediately following the beer tasting.




    • When: August 9 , 2014 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Family movie - e.t., the extra-terrestrial

  • Family Movie - E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial
    Family Movie - E.T., the Extra-Terrestrial
    Come join us for our free "Movie on the Lawn" which will be held at
    dusk (approximately 8:00 p.m.) weather permitting; otherwise, we'll
    hold the movie indoors. We will be showing E.T., the
    Extra-Terrestrial which is the story of a troubled child who summons
    the courage to help a friendly alient escape Earth and return to his
    home-world. The movie has a run time of 120 minutes. We will provide
    the popcorn, and you should plan to bring a lawn chair, blanket and bug
    spray. Hope to see you on the 19th!
    • When: July 19 , 2014 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Sunday tours

  • Sunday Tours
    Sunday Tours
    Come spend some time with us, any Sunday until Fall!
    • When: July 13 , 2014 to September 28 , 2014 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • 5th annual wine tasting

  • 5th Annual Wine Tasting
    5th Annual Wine Tasting
    There will be numerous wine distributors offering a wide range of wine samples. A free wine glass is included with your admission. Sponsored by Nejaime's Wine & Spirits.
    • When: June 13 , 2014 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Give local

  • Give Local
    Give Local
    The Merwinsville Hotel Restoration will participate in the Give Local Greater Waterbury & Litchfield Hills program sponsored by the Connecticut Community Foundation from 7AM May 6th to 7PM May 7th.

    How it Works
    During the 36 hour time period, your donation provides the opportunity for The Merwinsville Hotel Restoration to receive matching funds for those donations. All donations must be made online by credit card at http://www.givelocalccf.org/#npo/merwinsville-hotel-restoration-inc.
    • When: May 6 , 2014 to May 7 , 2014 12:00 pm
  • Spring clean up at the merwinsville hotel

  • SPRING CLEAN UP AT THE MERWINSVILLE HOTEL
    SPRING CLEAN UP AT THE MERWINSVILLE HOTEL
    Every spring, we get the Hotel all spruced up for our visitors. Dusting, cleaning, gardening, repairing....
    Please join us for a Feel-Good day where you can give-back just a little and help us to look our best. The more help we have, the faster it goes. No experience necessary.
    Please bring along your favorite hammer, paintbrush, rake, etc. in case theres a shortage of tools.
    • When: May 3 , 2014 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • Spring potluck meeting

  • Spring Potluck Meeting
    Spring Potluck Meeting
    Bring a casserole, salad or dessert to share the Merwinsville Hotel will provide burgers, hot dogs, and drinks. Richard Rosiello from Meadowbrook Gardens will be holding a spring garden talk.

    6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Munchies
    6:30 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Dinner
    7:15 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Meeting
    7:30 p.m. 8:30 p.m. Jeff Stevens Meadowbrook Gardens
    • When: May 2 , 2014 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
  • Visit mrs. claus at the merwinsville hotel

  • Visit Mrs. Claus at the Merwinsville Hotel
    Visit Mrs. Claus at the Merwinsville Hotel
    Visit Mrs. Claus' bakery for a delectable selection of baked goods to purchase or grab some home-made soup for lunch. For that special, one-of-a-kind gift, there will also be a select group of art, photography and crafts available for purchase (with a portion of each sale benefiting the Hotel). Story-time will take place at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

    • When: December 7 , 2013 to December 8 , 2013 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • Christmas in gaylordsville at the merwinsville hotel

  • Christmas in Gaylordsville at the Merwinsville Hotel
    Christmas in Gaylordsville at the Merwinsville Hotel
    Friday night, gala holiday opening with caroling, holiday nibbles, and scrumptious desserts.

    Come visit the Hotel and enjoy what is truly an "old-fashioned Christmas".

    From the beautiful decorations, huge collections of Santas, snowglobes and nutcrackers, Dickens Village, model train and miniature Worlds Fair amusement rides, to the complimentary hot chocolate and surprise gift for the little ones, a visit to the Hotel at Christmastime shouldn't be missed!
    • When: December 6 , 2013 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • 26th annual columbus weekend arts and fine crafts show

  • 26<sup>th</sup> Annual Columbus Weekend Arts and Fine Crafts Show
    26th Annual Columbus Weekend Arts and Fine Crafts Show
    Over 75 painters, photographers, woodturners, fiber artists, jewelers, and glass workers will be participating in this yearly event; a "gem of a show". The event kicks off with our gala preview on Friday night from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

    Friday night admission: $25.00 at the door/$20.00 in advance.

    Your admission includes hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, desserts, drinks and a wonderful time! Have a chance to meet many of the artists and craftspersons along with theopportunity to make your purchases before the show opens to the general public. The Hotel is thrilled to welcome back Danny "D", who will be serenading us with his great mix of music.

    The show will continue to run Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission: $1.00; children under 15 free.
    • When: October 11 , 2013 to October 14 , 2013 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Fall potluck dinner

  • Fall Potluck Dinner
    Fall Potluck Dinner
    This is our second of two potluck dinner meetings. Bring a salad, side dish, or dessert to share, and the Hotel will provide burgers, hot dogs and drinks. Come hear about the Hotel's progress with its restoration and have to chance to make some new friends or reconnect with some old ones.

    Immediately following our meeting update, John Pawloski, a free-lance photographer and President of the CT Antique Machinery Association Museum and Director of the CT Museum of Mining and Mineral Science will present a slideshow of photographs by Clarence Evans, a local Gaylordsville cameraman and an important historian documenting everyday life in and around Gaylordsville in the late 19th century.

    6:00 - 6:30 pm: Appetizers

    6:30 - 7:15 pm: Dinner

    7:15 - 7:30 pm: Meeting

    7:30 - 8:15 pm: Presentation


    • When: September 13 , 2013 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Second annual beer tasting

  • Second Annual Beer Tasting
    Second Annual Beer Tasting
    hosted by
    The Bridge Fine Wine, Spirits & Beer

    $25.00 at the door/$20.00 in advance

    Our second free movie night will follow the beer tasting...details below

    A free commemorative beer glass is included with the price of admission.

    There will be approximately 15 beer distributors with a full spectrum of beers from lager, cork and cage bottles, to ales, IPA's, brown ales and hefeweizen.
    • When: August 10 , 2013 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
  • Movie night - the sting

  • Movie Night - The Sting
    Movie Night - The Sting
    Immediately following the beer tasting our movie outdoors under the stars will feature Paul Newman & Robert Redford in THE STING.

    Pack a picnic, beverages, lawn chairs or blankets... So whether you're staying after the beer tasting or you come just for the movie, please invite friends and don't forget the bug spray.
    • When: August 10 , 2013 8:15 pm to 10:00 pm
  • Family movie night - despicable me starring steve carell

  • Family Movie Night -  Despicable Me starring Steve Carell
    Family Movie Night - Despicable Me starring Steve Carell
    Outside and under the stars...
    You bring the picnic (and the bug spray) and we'll supply the popcorn!

    This is a fun night with a family movie for all ages. In past years, we've shown Finding Nemo, Babe, and Up.

    Should the weather not cooperate, the movie will be held indoors.
    • When: July 20 , 2013 8:15 pm to 10:00 pm
  • 4th annual wine tasting

  • 4<sup>th</sup> Annual Wine Tasting
    4th Annual Wine Tasting
    Hosted by Kent Wine and Spirit

    Featuring:

    Hot wines from Mendicino, CA
    5 best pinot noir's
    Best dry rose's
    20 wines that amaze under $20

    $25.00 advance/$30.00 at the door.

    A free commemorative wine glass is included with your admission price.

    • When: June 29 , 2013 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
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