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Please Check Out the Photos Page for Access to the
Entire 800+ Collection of Historical Photographs of the
Mad River Valley from the 1870's to the 1900s.

If you would like to Join the WHS, click here: Application Form

he 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 generations.

Waitsfield Historical Society Board Meeting
The next meeting of the WHS Board will be on Wednesday, August 2, 2PM, at the Wait House Carriage Barn.

Walking Tour  The Waitsfield Historical 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.

Collections 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.

All 800 photos from WHS glass slide collection are available through the Photos Page icon, above.

The Waitsfield Historical Society Annual Dinner 
Will Be Held Wednesday, September 20, 2017 
COST $30pp -

The menu is: Cold smoked chicken pieces & finished in their earthen oven, Calico Slaw, New Potato Chive Salad, Blueberry Cornbread, with a Berry Crisp Dessert. The Reservation Form is at the end of the Newsletter that we mail, or come by our NEW office on the first floor at the Wait House no later than Monday, Sept. 11. Someone is there on Wednesdays from 2:-5: pm. You may also leave it in our "Drop Box" outside the Museum Room door. Hope to see you there. For questions contact Lois De Heer @ 793-6037, and there are reservation forms & envelopes next to our "Drop Box."

19th Century Furniture and Quilts from the WHS Collection. This exhibition draws on some of the local antique items in the WHS collection. Featured is an 1820’s tall case clock (grandfather clock) long in the Joslin family. Also a Maple "sack back" rocking chair and a beautifully crafted side chair made around 1830 by a member of the Bushnell/Jones family. Several more chairs, tables and a bedstead from the Wait family, along with locally made quilts fill out the exhibit.at the General Wait house on Route 100 next to the firehouse.

For more information contact Judy Dodds, Curator - 496-2027 FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC WEEKDAYS

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Waitsfield Historical Society, PO Box 816, Waitsfield VT 05673