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Join us for the Fine Arts & Crafts Boutique Show!

34th Annual Fine Arts & Crafts Boutique Show, two weekends, twice the fun! October 7, 8, and 9 10-5 and October 14, 15, and 16.

We're very excited to continue the Glass Sphere/Orb Hunt that we kicked off last year (in celebration of the Hotel's 50th anniversary of the restoration project). There are glass orbs hidden at historic sites and non-profits in the Litchfield and Fairfield County area. Along with the clear glass orbs, we have 22 colored ones (for 2022), here's where you register your sphere (and see which ones have been found!)...

Register

Your Orb

Welcome to the Merwinsville Hotel glass orb treasure hunt!
Merwinsville Hotel glass sphere treasure hunt
Merwinsville Hotel glass sphere treasure hunt
Merwinsville Hotel glass sphere treasure hunt
Merwinsville Hotel glass sphere treasure hunt
Merwinsville Hotel glass sphere treasure hunt
Merwinsville Hotel glass sphere treasure hunt
Merwinsville Hotel glass sphere treasure hunt
Merwinsville Hotel glass sphere treasure hunt
Merwinsville Hotel glass sphere treasure hunt
Merwinsville Hotel glass sphere treasure hunt
Merwinsville Hotel glass sphere treasure hunt
Merwinsville Hotel glass sphere treasure hunt
Merwinsville Hotel glass sphere treasure hunt
Merwinsville Hotel glass sphere treasure hunt
Merwinsville Hotel glass sphere treasure hunt
Merwinsville Hotel glass sphere treasure hunt
Merwinsville Hotel glass sphere treasure hunt
Merwinsville Hotel glass sphere treasure hunt
We're very excited to continue the Glass Sphere/Orb Hunt that we kicked off last year (in celebration of the Hotel's 50th anniversary of the restoration project). There are 100 glass orbs, created by Nunwell Glass in Lakeville, Connecticut, that are hidden at historic sites and non-profits in the Litchfield and Fairfield County area. Along with the clear glass orbs, we have 22 colored ones (for 2022).
The rules are simple....if you find one, keep it and you register it here! If you find another one, please leave it for someone else to find.
We want to thank all the sites who are participating (at no cost to them other than coming up with great place to hide the orbs). By inviting other non-profits to participate in our "hunt", we can all benefit. It's so important for all our local non-profits to continue to thrive and to grow - especially after being "on pause" due to the pandemic. We hope this event will be a way to help achieve that.
We want to give a big shout out to the New Milford Commission on the Arts for their generous donation to help offset the cost to hold this event! Thank you so much for supporting us!

Found Orbs

Sphere 0 was found at nmaRoMqKJGsOhbd on 08/27/2022 by dYTmUugsCvpzQh X.
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Sphere 1 was found at Near the green garden hose. It's blue! on 08/25/2021 by Linda S.

Sphere 2 was found at Gaylordsville Little Red Schoolhouse on 08/22/2021 by James H.
(Fun find for an awesome cause!)

Sphere 3 was found at Kent Historical Society on 08/22/2021 by Marjorie M.
(Exciting to find globe number 3 at Seven Hearths!)

Sphere 4 was found at Tapping Reeve House on 09/04/2021 by Mary N.
(Thanks for adventure!)

Sphere 5 was found at In the tree outside of the entrance to the Gunn Museum. on 11/03/2021 by Mary-Genevieve M.
(Thanks for a fun and creative way to introduce us to these local sites!)

Sphere 6 was found at Brown's Forge on 08/17/2021 by JoAnn H.
(Really enjoyed the tour at the Merwinsville Hotel, still thinking about the haunting! Also enjoyed the tour at Brown's Forge, how did they get that carriage inside that shed........)

Sphere 7 was found at Danbury Railroad Museum on 07/03/2022 by Ron R.
(This was fun!)

Sphere 8 was found at Danbury Museum Garden on 07/29/2022 by Keri P.
(So excited to have this come to our town! TY I will treasure this!)

Sphere 9 was found at The Silo in New Milford on 08/21/2021 by Christine W.

Sphere 10 was found at Brookfield Craft Center on 08/12/2022 by Kim O.

Sphere 11 was found at New Milford historical society on 08/31/2021 by Mariah W.

Sphere 12 was found at Hubbell House Museum Property under the porch in NF on 06/16/2022 by Emily K.
(My family and I visit the Hotel every year in November and when we saw an ad in the local paper that this one was yet to be found, we jumped in the car and went to the site and started looking before it started raining more. We grabbed a flashlight since the sun was behind the clouds and started looking and lo and behold, under the porch of the house, I saw a glimmer reflect the light off the flashlight.)

Sphere 13 was found at Kent Furnace on 06/21/2022 by Ken H.
(That was fun! Saw more historic sites today than in 24 years of living in this area.)

Sphere 16 was found at The Silo on 08/19/2022 by Carolyn H.
(Fun hunting on such beautiful property!)

Sphere 19 was found at Village Center for the Arts on 08/02/2022 by Carissa T.
(This was so much fun! Thank you for doing this!)

Sphere 21 was found at Village Center for the Arts on 09/01/2022 by Beth K.

Sphere 22 was found at Merwinsville Hotel fireplace on 08/15/2021 by Lynne C.

Sphere 24 was found at Kent Historical Society on 07/29/2022 by Tamra H.
(Thank you so much for doing this! I have been to many of these locations but it was a fun afternoon revisiting and searching. Such a fun way to get people out to go someplace they may not normally go and to make it fun if you have children.)

Sphere 25 was found at Gallery25 on 10/31/2021 by Jackie T.
(Found at Gallery25)

Sphere 27 was found at Washington Oak Park on 08/06/2022 by Molly G.

Sphere 28 was found at on a piece of the exhibit at Eric Sloane Museum on 07/22/2022 by Deena S.
(It blended in with the wheel, we weren't sure if it was part of the tool or not!)

Sphere 31 was found at Gallery25 on 11/25/2021 by Olivia B.
(I love clear spheres!)

Sphere 32 was found at HarryBrooke Park Harden Museum edge of back patio on 08/24/2021 by Susan B.

Sphere 33 was found at Harrybrooke Park on 08/26/2021 by James B.

Sphere 35 was found at Village center of the arts on 07/27/2022 by Derek B.

Sphere 36 was found at Brookfield Craft Center on 08/12/2022 by Todd B.

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Sphere 38 was found at The Silo on 09/09/2022 by Lisa K.
(Found in some weeds up in the back by the pond)

Sphere 39 was found at The Silo on 09/09/2022 by Junior B.
(Found behind the white house at the base of the big tree in front of the pond)

Sphere 40 was found at Brookfield Historical Society on 09/20/2021 by Tracey M.

Sphere 43 was found at Merwinsville Hotel on 10/09/2021 by Norah P.
(Found during the 33rd annual crafts fair)

Sphere 45 was found at Village Center for the Arts (Main Floor) on 08/20/2021 by Kateland K.
(As an avid collector of glass art and a queer and medical historian, I enjoyed this scavenger hunt and appreciate the joint efforts it took to create this interactive project.)

Sphere 49 was found at Brookfield Craft Center on 08/09/2022 by Beth B.

Sphere 50 was found at Old pool at Harrybrooke Park on 07/26/2022 by Cathy R.
(So cool!!)

Sphere 51 was found at Brookfield Craft Center on 07/29/2022 by Laurie H.
(I'm so excited to have found one of these. They are beautiful)

Sphere 53 was found at CT Antique Machinery Assoc. on 08/04/2022 by Emily P.
(Not easily found.... A real hunt was had)

Sphere 56 was found at Danbury railway museum on 07/30/2022 by Amy P.

Sphere 59 was found at Gunn memorial museum garden on 07/28/2022 by Lydia H.

Sphere 60 was found at Harrybrooke Park on 08/19/2022 by James V.

Sphere 61 was found at Kent Historical Society on 07/29/2022 by Kady M.
(Found a clear one in 2021, now a colored one in 2022! Hurray!)

Sphere 62 was found at Tapping Reave Meadow on 08/03/2022 by Hunter N.
(So fun to look as a family! Thank you!)

Sphere 64 was found at Little Red Schoolhouse on 07/24/2022 by Corinne B.

Sphere 65 was found at The Merryall Center on 09/18/2022 by Phyllis S.
(Throughly thrilled to have looked up from my seat and spotted this beautiful orb resting between two lanterns! A wonderful momento of a perfect Sunday Brunch at the Merryall Center starringJessica Smith singing Broadway Favorites. Next... plan to visit the Merwinsville Hotel Restoration.)

Sphere 66 was found at The little red school house under the barn on 09/18/2022 by Alexander E.

Sphere 68 was found at New Milford Historical Society on 08/14/2022 by Ann L.

Sphere 70 was found at Preserve New Fairfield on 08/25/2022 by Anna S.
(Found under house while visiting my mom)

Sphere 71 was found at The Silo (Skitch Henderson's Garden) on 08/19/2022 by Lydia H.
(Eautiful! Thanks for such a fun activity)

Sphere 72 was found at Village Center for the Arts, New Milford on 08/18/2022 by Aviva F.
(I was honored to be part of this great scavenger hunt and to find my orb at Village Center for the Arts in New Milford!)

Sphere 73 was found at Brookfield Craft Center on 07/26/2022 by Peggy M.
(Found this beautiful Orb at the Brookfield Craft Center. Thought it was part of their glass figures display. also found another, Orb #105 but I left if for the next lucky Orb searcher)

Sphere 74 was found at Brown's Forge. on 08/14/2022 by John B.
(Beautiful orb and a fun adventure on top of the interesting local history.)

Sphere 75 was found at Connecticut Antique Machinery Association on 08/06/2022 by Ken H.

Sphere 76 was found at Preserve New Fairfield on 07/31/2022 by Kim/Rob O.
(Enjoyed this hunt! So happy to be successful :))

Sphere 78 was found at New Milford Trust for Historic Preservation on 08/03/2022 by Stacey G.

Sphere 79 was found at New Milford Trust For Historic Preservation on 07/30/2022 by Laurie H.

Sphere 80 was found at New Milford Historical Trust Preservation on 08/06/2022 by Tia M.

Sphere 81 was found at New Milford Historical Society Museum on 08/16/2022 by Annabella D.
(Annabella was so excited to find the clear glass orb that was hidden for over a week!)

Sphere 82 was found at New Milford Historical Society on 07/27/2022 by Lisa D.

Sphere 84 was found at Danbury Railway Museum on 08/14/2022 by Brian S.
(So fun! Found in the towing train hidden in part of the frame of the train (outside!))

Sphere 85 was found at New Fairfield school house on 08/07/2022 by Julie B.

Sphere 87 was found at New Fairfield Historical Society Little Red Schoolhouse on 09/18/2022 by Angela S.
(Orb at the Little Red Schoolhouse was found in an apple tree by 12-year-old Augustina and her sisters, Apple and Abbie.)

Sphere 92 was found at Eric Sloane Museum on 08/06/2022 by Jacob M.

Sphere 93 was found at Merryall Center. New Milford CT on 08/28/2022 by Nick P.
(Found this beautiful clear orb stage left in the corner of the top steps of the Merryall Center stage leading into the backstage dressing room.)

Sphere 94 was found at Merryall Center for the Arts. on 08/21/2022 by Scott H.
(The Merryall Center is a great venue in a beautiful area of New Milford!)

Sphere 95 was found at Merryall Center for the Arts on 09/08/2022 by Lisa B.
(Found behind a bush to the left of the front set of stairs)

Sphere 98 was found at Gaylordsville Schoolhouse on 09/17/2022 by Donnalyn C.
(I feel a little guilty because this is my second find. I really wasn't looking for it as I was at the school house for their yard sale. I went in for the first time to enjoy the old school house and was looking at a painting of Browns Forge when I saw it in the basket right next to it.)

Sphere 100 was found at Brown's Forge on 08/15/2022 by Becky N.
(I never expected to find one! The two gentlemen at Brown's Forge were so kind! Found two, only took one!)

Sphere 101 was found at Washington Oak on 08/19/2022 by Don F.

Sphere 102 was found at Tapping Reeve Law School on 08/02/2022 by Sade D.
(Thank you!!!)

Sphere 103 was found at Litchfield Historical Society on 08/20/2022 by Wanda W.

Sphere 104 was found at Litchfield Historical Museam on 08/03/2022 by Riley and Anna N.
(Thank you!)

Sphere 105 was found at Brookfield craft center on 07/30/2022 by Angela W.
(So happy to be a part of this project. The craft center is a great place to find something special.)

Sphere 106 was found at Kent Historical Society on 08/03/2022 by Holly D.

Sphere 107 was found at Kent Historical Society on 08/03/2022 by Victoria V.

Sphere 108 was found at Kent Historical Society on 08/04/2022 by Melissa W.
(So much fun!)

Sphere 109 was found at Brookfield Craft Center on 08/06/2022 by Julia T.
(Thank you for doing this! The craft center has so many beautiful items to check out.)

Sphere 113 was found at Gunn memorial museum garden on 07/29/2022 by Alys H.
(Found in the garden outside the museum!)

Sphere 114 was found at Gunn Memorial Museum on 07/29/2022 by Sonya H.

Sphere 115 was found at Gunn Historical Museum on 07/28/2022 by Alison L.

Sphere 117 was found at Browns Forge on 08/21/2022 by Stephanie H.

Sphere 118 was found at Gallery 25 New Milford on 08/19/2022 by Donnalyn C.

Sphere 119 was found at Gallery 25 on Railroad St in New Milford on 08/12/2022 by Lori W.
(What fun! Love my orb and plan to display it in my home prominently)

Sphere 120 was found at Gallery 25 & Creative Arts Studio on 08/10/2022 by Cassandra H.
(Thank you! I grew up in the area and now I have a little piece of history to take home with me.)

Sphere 121 was found at Danbury Museum Garden on 08/10/2022 by Loralee R.
(Found on 7/28/22 in the European Beech Tree. Made our family's day!)

Sphere 122 was found at Danbury museum on 08/05/2022 by Todd B.

Sphere 123 was found at Danbury Museum garden on 08/06/2022 by Lucia O.
(Had a lot of fun finding an orb!)

Sphere 128 was found at CT Antique Machinery Association on 08/25/2022 by Addy and Levi Y.
(The kids found the orb hidden in the Cream Hill Agricultural School at CAMA. So much fun to search for the orbs among all of our local treasures!)

Sphere 133 was found at New Fairfield Hubble House on 09/11/2022 by Chloe B.
(What a great hunt. My daughter dragged me out of the house during the rain and she found one. Now she wants to visit all the historical properties involved. Thanks so much for all the fun.)

Sphere 136 was found at Gallery 25 & Creative Arts Studio on 08/10/2022 by Randolph H.

Sphere 139 was found at Gunn Historical Museum on 08/05/2022 by Jessica Z.
(So fun!)

Sphere 140 was found at Village Center for the Arts on 09/08/2022 by Matthew C.
(In a baset of supplies)

Sphere 141 was found at The Merryall Center, New Milford, CT on 08/15/2022 by MaryEllen B.
(At the Merryall Center while listening to Gypsy Jazz. Thank you.)

Sphere 144 was found at Brown's Forge on 08/15/2022 by Alexandra H.
(Found two orbs! Only kept one. First orb found at Brown's Forge (clear). Then found a colored orb at another participating location and replaced that spot with the clear orb!)

SPONSORS
Organization Address Phone Hours and Admission
BROOKFIELD CRAFT CENTER 286 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
203.775.4526 12 – 5 pm: Tuesday thru Friday
11 – 5 pm: Saturday
12 – 4 pm: Sunday
BROWNS FORGE Browns Forge Road
Gaylordsville, CT 06755
860.355.0351 2 – 4 pm: Sundays thru 08/28/22
DONATIONS WELCOME
CONNECTICUT ANTIQUE MACHINERY ASSOCIATION 31 Kent Cornwall Road
Kent, CT 06757
860.927.0050 10 – 4 pm: Wednesday thru Sunday or by appointment
camacma@protonmail.com
THE DANBURY MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY 43 Main Street Danbury, CT 06810 203.743.5200 12 – 4 pm: Friday + Saturday
Guided tours must be booked in advance via the website:
DANBURY RAILWAY MUSEUM 120 White Street
Danbury, CT 06810
203.778.8337 10 – 4 pm: Saturday
10 – 4 pm: Sunday
$7 – ages 3 and up $0 – members and visitors under the age of 3*
*From now until 09/05/21, children under 18 & one accompanying adult receive free admission
ERIC SLOANE MUSEUM 31 Cornwall Road
Kent, CT 06757
860.927.3849 10 - 4 pm: Friday - Sunday
$10 - Adults
$8 - Seniors (65 and older)
$5 - Children (5 and under)
GALLERY 25 & CREATIVE ARTS STUDIO 11 Railroad Street
New Milford, CT 06776
860.355.6009 10 - 4 pm: Friday
10 - 4 pm: Saturday
10 - 4 pm: Sunday
GAYLORDSVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 700 Kent Road
Gaylordsville, CT 06755
GUNN HISTORICAL MUSEUM P.O. Box 1273
5 Wykeham Road
Washington, CT 06793
860.868.7756 10 – 4 pm: Thursday
10 – 4 pm: Friday
10 – 3 pm: Saturday
HARRYBROOKE PARK 100 Still River Drive
New Milford, CT 06776
860.799.6520 Every day from sunup to sundown
KENT HISTORICAL SOCIETY 4 Studio Hill Road
Kent, CT 06757
860.927.4587 director@kenthistoricalsociety.org
LITCHFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY 7 South Street
Litchfield, CT 06759
860.567.4501 By appointment: Thursdays
11 – 5 pm: Tuesday - Saturday
1 – 5 pm: Sunday
LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE 129 Gaylord Road
Gaylordsville, CT 06755
860.355.0351 2 – 4 pm: Sundays thru 08/28/22
MERRYALL CENTER FOR THE ARTS 8 Chapel Hill Road
New Milford, CT 06776
info@merryallcenter.org Open for events - be sure to check their calendar
MERWINSVILLE HOTEL RESTORATION, INC. 1 Browns Forge Road
Gaylordsville, CT 06755
860.350.4443 2 – 4 pm: Sundays thru 08/28/22
*Look inside through the end of August. Look out on the grounds beginning September
Free admission
NEW FAIRFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY - LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE Corner of Brush Hill Road (Route 39) and Margerie Drive
New Fairfield, CT 06812
203.312.5687
nfhs1740@gmail.com
Property open 1 - 3 pm July 10, August 14, September 11, 2022.
NEW MILFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY No. 6 Aspetuck Avenue
New Milford, CT 06776
860.354.3069 12 – 3 pm: Thursday + Friday
11 – 2 pm: Saturday
$5 – adult
$2 – students
$0 - children under 12 and members
NEW MILFORD TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION 34 Main St
New Milford, CT 06776
860.354.3069
redjeep@charter.net
PRESERVE NEW FAIRFIELD 33 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812
Property open July 10, 2022.
(Historic museum properties located behind the New Fairfield Senior Center)
THE SILO 44 Upland Road
New Milford, CT 06776
860.355.0300
VILLAGE CENTER FOR THE ARTS 12 Main Street
New Milford, CT 06776
Pottery Studio 1 Church Street
New Milford, CT 06776
860.354.4318 10 – 5 pm: Monday - Saturday
12 - 5 pm: Sunday Opening and closing times may vary due to special activities. Call ahead for more information.
WASHINGTON OAK PARK Gaylord Road
Gaylordsville, CT 06755