The Waitsfield Historical Society is located in the
restored General Wait House at the North end of the Village Historic
District on Route 100 in Waitsfield, Vermont. It is our purpose to discover,
collect, preserve and exhibit artifacts, papers, and other materials
that will illustrate the record of the historical development of the
Mad River Valley, Waitsfield, Warren, Fayston and Moretown for future
Walking Tour The
Society has prepared a self-guided walking tour brochure and map to
the historic district of Waitsfield. Many 18th and 19th century homes
line Route 100 from the General Wait House to the Covered Bridge and
are described for the visitor to follow. The brochure is free.
and Research Library
Our collection consists of documents, artifacts, photographs and other
material relating to local history. We continue to collect and catalogue
archives on computer to be used for research.
Brides of the Century: 1846 to 1946 - OPENED SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014 RUNNING THROUGH LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2015
This exhibition at The General Wait House features original bridal finery from 1845 to1945. Many of the costumes that are part of the exhibit are from local families. Vintage photographs and costume drawings outlining the changes in fashion throughout the century will accompany the bridal gowns. The Opening Reception on Sunday June, 22 from 4 to 6pm provided Wedding Cake and Champagne in Celebration of this Valley Event!
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WEEKDAYS TILL LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2015
Video on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zqyw6LV5fNE&feature=youtu.be