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ABOUT US

The Waitsfield Historical Society was established in 1970, thanks to Ruth & Fletcher Joslin along with many local residents. They realized the need to collect and preserve the history of Waitsfield to be able to pass information on to future generations. Through those people and many after them the collection of several artifacts, manuscripts, photographs and documents have been preserved, logged and made available to people doing family research. The collection has been put on the Past Perfect Program on our computer making research a time saver.

You will see we have over 800 photos on our website by clicking on "Photos" at the top of the page, which came from glass negatives. We thank Malcolm Reiss for saving them from ending up in the trash and donating them to our Historical Society. Many other photos are in binders in our office. 

In 1990 the Wait House was going to be sold, the home built by our town's founder Gen. Benjamin Wait in 1793. The Town and our Historical Society considered it an important piece of history. With a grant from the Federal Transportation Enhancement Fund to include a Visitor Center at the house, and the help of our Historical Society fund raising over $50,000 the town managed to purchase it in 1995. We moved in to our home (Museum and office) in  1997 after the restoration was complete. 

We welcome visitors to tour this historic property.

Please call to make an appointment as we are an all volunteer organizatiion and do not have regular open hours. 

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OUR PROGRAMS

Making a Difference

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

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EDUCATION

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IN THE NEWS

We work hard to get our efforts noticed by the media and are so proud when this goal comes to fruition. Take a look at some of our latest coverage and help spread the word about all the amazing developments at Waitsfield Historical Society.

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HOW VOLUNTEERING IN SAN FRANCISCO CAN MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE

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LOCAL NON-PROFIT MAKES A SPLASH WITH SUMMER FUNDRAISER

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FROM IDEA TO REALITY: THE EVOLUTION OF WAITSFIELD HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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500 Terry Francois Street, 6th Floor. San Francisco, CA 94158

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