New Fairfield Historical Society 
Celebrating 50 Years! 1969-2019
West Centre School
 The New Fairfield Historical Society is honored to maintain the West Centre School aka "The Little Red Schoolhouse" as a Living History Museum in New Fairfield, CT. Since 1970 the one-room schoolhouse has been open for educational purposes and to benefit the public.
West Centre School was one of seven one-room schoolhouses built in New Fairfield. Estimates suggest that West Centre School was built in the early 1850s as the building appears on a 1852 map of New Fairfield. The building is constructed entirely of wood and situated on a stone and mortar foundation. The school was heated by a single wood stove with either coal or wood. Lamps were used to light the school until electricity became available. When the town built Consolidated School in 1941, all the one-room schools were decommissioned. The West Centre School was then used as a carpentry shop for boys. The other six one-room schoolhouses were turned into residences.
Events -

OCTOBER 17, 2021 - 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Have you ever wondered what strange and unusual people and events took place in New Fairfield? Or why certain roads and places in town have the names they do? If so please join us on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at the Little Red Schoolhouse for some Tall Tales & Local Legends. Members of the Historical Society will spin some yarns about the Leatherman, Crooks Hill, and what really happened to Perry Boney as well as others. If you have any stories that you would like to share with us about New Fairfield Please come and share with us!

The Historical Society wants to fill the school yard with bright daffodils next spring and is sponsoring a Daffodil Sale. Daffodils will be available for purchase at these events.

Donations of your choice is greatly appreciated to help fund future programs. Go to our Donation page to pledge funds to the New Fairfield Historical Society or click "Donate Now" below.


Annual Pancake Breakfast
Fourth of July Parade
The Historical Society Room
Holiday Festival
Rocking Chair Reminiscence
Please contact us!
New Fairfield Historical Society
2 Brush Hill Rd., New Fairfield, CT 06812