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1861 gifts
Totaling $327,899.77
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Raised for Local Nonprofits
1861 gifts
Totaling $327,899.77
Raised for Local Nonprofits
1861 gifts
Totaling $327,899.77

Waterford Foundation, Inc.

Goal: $7,500.00

Specific Need

Help us raise $7500 for our 75th anniversary! These funds will go towards our $2 million campaign to strengthen the Waterford Foundation for the next 75 years of Preservation and Education. Your gift will help us to (1) stabilize the old Mill and create a new living history program focused on milling technology and STEM principles, (2) expand the Waterford Craft School at the Old School, (3) complete the restoration of the John Wesley Community Church to honor Waterford's African American heritage, and (4) build our endowment and planned giving programs.

 

Give today to help us reach this goal!

Mission

We preserve the historic buildings and the open spaces of the National Historic Landmark District of Waterford, Virginia; and, through education, to increase the public's knowledge of life and work in an early American rural community.

Profile

The Waterford National Historic Landmark is living history - a treasured connection to America's past, present, and future.

 

For 75 years, the Waterford Foundation has preserved the Landmark's historic buildings and beautiful green fields and landscapes, while presenting exciting programs that connect all of us to our heritage and help us understand and explore America's past.

 

Since its creation in 1943, this grassroots organization has rescued and preserved numerous historic buildings and saved neighboring farms and open spaces from development; shared its history through educational and cultural programs and established an archives and local history collection.

 

The Waterford Fair

From its first year until today, the Foundation has produced the award-winning Waterford Homes Tour & Crafts Exhibit, best known as "The Waterford Fair", bringing traditional American craft demonstrations, 18th and 19th century living history interpreters, period music, and historic homes tours to 10,000 visitors annually.

 

The Second Street School Living History Program

Since 1987, the Waterford Foundation has provided the Second Street School living history program to area fourth grade classes, providing a day-in-the-life experience in which students play the part of actual students who attended the one room schoolhouse in 1880. In the 35 years since the program began, over 50,000 students have participated.

 

The Waterford Craft School

The Waterford Foundation started the Waterford Craft School in 2016 to provide an immersive educational experience to adults in a variety of traditional crafts. Now in its third year, classes and camps for children have been added to the schedule, and more than 30 classes are offered in topics from basket weaving to woodworking.

Photos & Videos

The Old Waterford Mill pre-1943
The Old Waterford Mill pre-1943
The Old Waterford Mill today (pic by Sky Richardson)
The Old Waterford Mill today (pic by Sky Richardson)
Waterford's Old School and graduating class, 1911
Waterford's Old School and graduating class, 1911
Waterford's Old School today
Waterford's Old School today
John Wesley Community Church congregation circa 1910
John Wesley Community Church congregation circa 1910
John Wesley Community Church today
John Wesley Community Church today
$3,586.65 received
in 20 gifts
and 2 prizes
47.82%  of  $7,500.00 Goal

Contact

P.O. Box 142
Waterford VA 20197
Phone: 540-882-3018 x5

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