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.

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

Sphere

scavenger hunt

Welcome to the 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 be celebrating the Restoration's 50th anniversary in 2021, and we're kicking it off with a special event.
Being inspired by the Block Island Glass Float Project, we have hired Nunwell Glass in Lakeville, Connecticut, to create 50 glass spheres (for our 50th) that will be hidden at the historic Merwinsville Hotel and at other historic non-profits in the Litchfield and Fairfield County area. Some of the other participating organizations include New Milford Historical Society, Gallery 25 (in New Milford), Brookfield Craft Center, Kent Historical Society, Litchfield Historical Society, Danbury Railway Museum, and more!
The glass sphere hunt 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 spheres). 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!
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
BROOKFIELD MUSEUM & HISTORICAL SOCIETY 165 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
203.297.4692 – Museum

12 – 4 pm: Saturday info@brookfieldhistory.org
http://www.brookfieldcthistory.org
BROWNS FORGE 91 Browns Forge Road
Gaylordsville, CT 06755
860.355.0351 2 – 4 pm: Sundays thru 08/29/21
DONATIONS WELCOME
THE DANBURY MUSEUM AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY 43 Main Street Danbury, CT 06810 203.743.5200 12 – 4 pm: Wednesday thru Saturday
Guided tours must be booked in advance via the website:
https://www.danburymuseum.org/
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
GALLERY 25 & CREATIVE ARTS STUDIO 11 Railroad Street
New Milford, CT 06776
860.355.6009 4 - 7 pm: Friday
10 - 4 pm: Saturday
10 - 4 pm: Sunday

Or by appointment
GAYLORDSVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT 700 Kent Road
Gaylordsville, CT 06755
GUNN HISTORICAL MUSEUM 43 Revere Road
Washington, CT 06793
860.868.7756 10 – 4 pm: Thursday
10 – 4 pm: Friday
10 – 4 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: Friday
11 – 5 pm: Saturday
1 – 5 pm: Sunday
LITTLE RED SCHOOLHOUSE
129 Gaylord Road
Gaylordsville, CT 06755
860.355.0351

2 – 4 pm: Sundays thru 08/29/21
MERWINSVILLE HOTEL RESTORATION, INC. 1 Browns Forge Road
Gaylordsville, CT 06755
860.350.4443 2 – 4 pm: Sundays thru 08/29/21*
*Look inside through the end of August. Look out on the grounds beginning September
Free admission
NEW MILFORD HISTORICAL SOCIETY –
By Appointment Only
No. 6 Aspetuck Avenue
New Milford, CT 06776
860.354.3069 12 – 3 pm: Tuesday thru Friday
11 – 2 pm: Saturday
$5 – adult
$2 – students
$0 - children under 12 and members
PRESERVE NEW FAIRFIELD 33 CT-37
New Fairfield, CT 06812

Property open after August 15, 2021.
(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 thru Friday
10 – 6 pm: Saturday
12 - 5 pm: Sunday Opening and closing times may vary due to special activities. Call ahead for more information.