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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

line drawing of Wait house
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, June 5rd, at 2PM, at the Wait House Meeting Room. 
H.S. Office and Museum will be open on Wednesdays April - Oct. from 2: pm to 5: pm except holiday weeks.  Nov. - March by Appointment (always call ahead to be safe): Lois De Heer @ 802-793-6037

Gravesite Walk  was enjoyed by 17 people. The Waitsfield site consisted of many Stoddard family members of late 1700's & 1800's. The Center Fayston site was a very small graveyard. we were very pleased that the weather cooperated nicely.
Walking Tour  The Waitsfield historical photo of Wait houseHistorical 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 with the Past Perfect Program on our 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 2018 Annual Dinner Was Held
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at LAREAU FARMS PAVILION
A delicious lasagna dinner was enjoyed.

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 1820s 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 the General Wait house on Route 100 next to the firehouse.

For more information contact Lois DeHeer, President/Archivist - 793-6037, or Judy Dodds, Curator Consultant - 496-2027 

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Waitsfield Historical Society, PO Box 816, Waitsfield VT 05673
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