Merwinsville Hotel Restoration a living Museum
  • Events

    Coming Up at the Merwinsville Hotel

  • Give local with connecticut community foundation

  • Give Local with Connecticut Community Foundation
    Give Local with Connecticut Community Foundation
    Give Local with Connecticut Community Foundation
    Help the Hotel win prizes for participation and donations during this 36-hour giving campaign. Your gift could be dramatically increased based on various gift challenges that are happening throughout the two days.
    This year the Hotel is creating a period kitchen garden that will represent the plants and flowers that would have been grown in the 1840s and this is being provided to us through a cooperative agreement with the UConn Extension Master Gardener Program.
    The garden will be a 20 X 20-foot area surrounded by a white picket fence. Inside will be native plants and pathways, reflecting what would have been used by many homes and businesses like the Hotel with herbs, flowers and medicinal plants. The perennial plants will be labeled with markers. The Hotel is responsible for purchasing all the plants to be installed in the garden, as well as the materials for the fence. So, we are dedicating proceeds from the 2019 Give Local Campaign to this project.

    • When: Tuesday, April 23 , 2019 to April 24 , 2019 7:00 am to 7:00 pm
    • Cost: FREE
      † to request more information click here
  • 4th annual spring arts and fine crafts show

  • 4th Annual Spring Arts and Fine Crafts Show
    4th Annual Spring Arts and Fine Crafts Show
    The Merwinsville Hotel Restoration will host its fourth Annual Spring Show, May 4th and May 5th from 10:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
    Over 60 local artists and artisans will have work on display at the fourth annual show and a portion of all sales benefit the Merwinsville Hotel Restoration. The show features artwork in glass, photography, jewelry, woodturning, pottery and watercolors, oil and acrylic art. Artists demonstrations will be both days from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Locally grown plants are also available for sale from Meadowbrook Garden in New Milford and The Village Farm Shop and Greenhouse in Gaylordsville.

    • When: Saturday, May 4 , 2019 to May 5 , 2019 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Cost: $2.00
      Members: FREE

      † to request more information click here
  • Open house day

  • Open House Day
    Open House Day
    Tours offered of the hotel and second floor museum. The Merwinsville Hotel opened for business in 1843. The second floor features rooms with period furniture and decor reminiscent of the hotels earliest years. There is also a museum of artifacts featuring the rich history of the building that was originally a meal stop and station for the Housatonic Railroad. Refreshments served. Free admission. This is the 15th anniversary of the state-wide event.

    Admission: Free - open to all.



    • When: Saturday, June 8 , 2019 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
    • Cost: FREE
      † to request more information click here
  • Sunday tours

  • Sunday Tours
    Sunday Tours
    Come spend some time with us, any Sunday in July and August!
    Tours of the hotel and second floor museum. Free admission.

    • When: Sunday, July 7 , 2019 to August 25 , 2019 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    • Cost: FREE
      † to request more information click here
  • Annual meeting and pot luck dinner

  • Annual Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner
    Annual Meeting and Pot Luck Dinner
    This is our annual potluck dinner meeting. 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 guest speaker is TBD

    6:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. Munchies
    6:30 p.m. 7:15 p.m. Dinner
    7:15 p.m. A short business meeting
    7:30 p.m. 8:15 p.m. Speaker


    • When: Friday, September 6 , 2019 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
    • Cost: FREE
      † to request more information click here
  • 32nd annual columbus day weekend arts & fine crafts show

  • 32nd Annual Columbus Day Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show
    32nd Annual Columbus Day Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show
    GALA PREVIEW
    Hors d'oeuvres, desserts, beverages, live music from the "Red Hots", and a chance to preview and purchase artwork, photography, fine crafts, jewelry, and glassware.


    • When: Friday, October 11 , 2019 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
    • Cost: $25.00
      Members: $20.00
      In Advance: $20.00

      † to request more information click here
  • 32nd annual columbus day weekend arts and fine crafts show

  • 32nd Annual Columbus Day Weekend Arts and Fine Crafts Show
    32nd Annual Columbus Day Weekend Arts and Fine Crafts Show
    2 Weekends this year! Over 90 local fine artists and artisans! Purchase artwork, photography, fine crafts, jewelry, and glassware.
    $2.00 suggested donation at the door. Children under 12 free.

    • When: Saturday, October 12 , 2019 to October 14 , 2019 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Cost: $2.00
      Members: FREE
      † to request more information click here
  • 32nd annual columbus day weekend arts and fine crafts show continued!

  • 32nd Annual Columbus Day Weekend Arts and Fine Crafts Show Continued!
    32nd Annual Columbus Day Weekend Arts and Fine Crafts Show Continued!
    2 Weekends this year! Over 90 local fine artists and artisans! Purchase artwork, photography, fine crafts, jewelry, and glassware.
    $2.00 suggested donation at the door. Children under 12 free.

    • When: Saturday, October 19 , 2019 to October 20 , 2019 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 fifth 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 6pm, 10am - 5pm on Saturday and Sunday!
    Story-time on Saturdays at 11:00 am Free penny candy and hot chocolate!

    • When: Friday, November 29 , 2019 to December 1 , 2019 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 fifth 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 6pm, 10am - 5pm on Saturday and Sunday!
    Story-time on Saturdays at 11:00 am Free penny candy and hot chocolate!

    • When: Friday, December 6 , 2019 to December 8 , 2019 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    • Cost: FREE
      † to request more information click here
  • Past Events at the Merwinsville Hotel

  • 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 6pm, 10am - 5pm on Saturday and Sunday!
    Story-time on Saturdays at 11:00 am Free penny candy and hot chocolate!
    • When: November 30 , 2018 to December 2 , 2018 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 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 6pm, 10am - 5pm on Saturday and Sunday!
    Story-time on Saturdays at 11:00 am Free penny candy and hot chocolate!
    • When: November 23 , 2018 to November 25 , 2018 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • 31st annual columbus weekend arts and fine crafts show continued!

  • 31st Annual Columbus Weekend Arts and Fine Crafts Show Continued!
    31st Annual Columbus Weekend Arts and Fine Crafts Show Continued!
    2 Weekends this year! Over 90 local fine artists and artisans! Purchase artwork, photography, fine crafts, jewelry, and glassware.
    $2.00 suggested donation at the door. Children under 12 free.
    • When: October 13 , 2018 to October 14 , 2018 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • 31st annual columbus weekend arts and fine crafts show

  • 31st Annual Columbus Weekend Arts and Fine Crafts Show
    31st Annual Columbus Weekend Arts and Fine Crafts Show
    2 Weekends this year! Over 90 local fine artists and artisans! Purchase artwork, photography, fine crafts, jewelry, and glassware.
    $2.00 suggested donation at the door. Children under 12 free.
    • When: October 6 , 2018 to October 8 , 2018 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • 31st annual columbus day weekend arts & fine crafts show

  • 31st Annual Columbus Day Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show
    31st Annual Columbus Day Weekend Arts & Fine Crafts Show
    GALA PREVIEW
    Hors d'oeuvres, desserts, beverages, live music from the "Red Hots", and a chance to preview and purchase artwork, photography, fine crafts, jewelry, and glassware.

    • When: October 5 , 2018 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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    The Merwinsville Hotel Restoration Project only exists because of the help we receive from you. If you've already become a member or made a donation, thank you, if you haven't, please consider making a pledge online by clicking this link.