Historical Society

The New Fairfield Historical Society is celebrating “50 years of History” this year 1969 - 2019!

The New Fairfield Historical Society is celebrating “50 years of History” this year 1969-2019. The New Fairfield Historical Society was founded in 1969 with eight charter members: Martha Fairchild, Daniel Gerow, Marion Gerow, Gertrude Johnston, Isabelle Johnston, Harriet Osborne, Marguerite Raacke, and Ruth Ruffles. The purpose of the organization was “to discover, obtain and preserve any worthwhile articles and papers pertinent to the history of New Fairfield, and to extend the benefits thereof to the public.” In 1970 the Historical Society was given the West Centre School House “ The Little Red School House” to restore and use as a museum. Programs are run at the Little Red School House throughout the year by the New Fairfield Historical Society.

In celebration of this historic event the society is holding a letterboxing treasure hunt. Letterboxing is an intriguing “treasure hunt” style outdoor activity. Letterboxers hide small, weatherproof boxes in publicly-accessible places and post clues to finding the box online. Individual letterboxes usually contain a logbook, and often hand-carved rubber stamp and may contain an ink pad. Finders make an imprint of the letterbox's stamp on their personal logbook, and leave an imprint of their personal stamp as well as a message on the letterbox's logbook. Please go to http://www.letterboxing.org/ for more information. All of the letterboxes in this hunt are in historically significant places in New Fairfield.

 *A suggested donation of five dollars to participate in the hunt would be most appreciated. This donation will help offset the cost of materials and commemorative patches that will be given out to those individuals who find all locations*


The historical society is a group of dedicated individuals who wish to preserve the history of our town for the people who reside here. 

Please, help us to help you keep our history alive. Come by and show your support.

Meetings are held on the 2nd Wednesday of most months
in the Historical Room at 7:00 pm
Next meeting will be held March 11, 2020

Genealogy Help with Karen Keeler

They are usually on the 3rd Wed. of the month
in the Library Community Room at 6:45 pm.
Call to verify scheduling dates and to register 203-312-5682