Don't you just love hunting for treasure? The possibility of finding a beautiful object hidden behind a log or in a cave, it brings out the Indiana Jones in all of us. Well Short-round, right now there are dozens of beautifully-crafted glass orbs/spheres hidden out there at 23 Fairfield and Litchfield County area non-profits, start hunting.

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The Merwyinsville Hotel glass orb/sphere scavenger hunt was created in 2021 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Hotel's restoration project. 100 beautiful glass orbs were created by Nunway Glass in Lime Rock, and hidden at 23 Fairfield and Litchfield County historic sites/non-profits. They did it again last year, and I just checked the sphere registration site, there are still plenty left out there to find. As of today (July 20,2023) I'd estimate that maybe 75% of the 223+ hidden glass spheres have been found and registered.

For 2023, The Merwinsville Hotel has added 23 colored spheres into the mix out there for you to find. Where can you start hunting?

  • Brookfield - Brookfield Craft Center
  • Danbury - The Danbury Museum and Historical Society, Danbury Railway Museum
  • Gaylordsville - Brown's Forge, Gaylordsville Volunteer Fire Department, Little Red Schoolhouse, Merwynsville Hotel Restoration, and Washington Oak Park
  • Kent - Connecticut Antique Machinery Association, Eric Sloane Museum, Kent Historical Society
  • Litchfield - Litchfield Historical Society
  • New Fairfield - New Fairfield Historical Society - Little Red Schoolhouse, Preserve New Fairfield
  • New Milford - Gallery 25 & Creative Arts Studio, Harrybrooke Park, Merryall Center for the Arts, New Milford Historical Society, New Milford Trust For Historic Preservation, The Silo, and Village Center for the Arts
  • Washington - Gunn Historical Museum

I love this idea, and I'm going out there this afternoon to start my hunt, good luck.

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