Waterford Foundation Inc.

Waterford Foundation Inc. Our mission is to preserve historic Waterford by educating the public on early American rural life.
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Traveling this summer? Check out the full list of craft-loving towns and make sure to visit Waterford Oct. 5-7 for #wate...
06/13/2018
Waterford Fair

Traveling this summer? Check out the full list of craft-loving towns and make sure to visit Waterford Oct. 5-7 for #waterfordfairva!

Excited to be recognized with such other great craft loving towns!

05/24/2018
Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington Cemetery has at least one Waterford resident. Share your Memorial Day stories with us.

#waterfordfoundation #USA #ThankYou #AlwaysRemember #HonorThem

#WatchNow: For the past 150 years Arlington National Cemetery has commemorated what we now call #MemorialDay.

Go behind the scenes as we prepare for more than 135,000 visitors who come to honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

#HonorRememberExplore

(U.S. Army video by Mary Smith)

We are now accepting photography entries for the 2018 Waterford Fair Photography Exhibit and Sale. #madebyhand #waterfor...
05/24/2018

We are now accepting photography entries for the 2018 Waterford Fair Photography Exhibit and Sale. #madebyhand #waterfordfairva

Calling all photographers -- we are now accepting submissions for the 2018 Waterford Fair Photography Exhibition and Sale. Visit waterfordfairva.org/participate for details.

Ever thought about the importance of preserving your old recipes and cookbooks? In addition to preserving cultural infor...
05/22/2018
Preservation Week

Ever thought about the importance of preserving your old recipes and cookbooks? In addition to preserving cultural information about food, cookbooks sometimes have stories, art, pictures, poetry and even music interspersed throughout the pages. Handwritten recipes handed down through the years become a family heirloom as well as part of our larger cultural heritage.

#waterfordfoundation #archives #virginiahistory #preservationmonth

Preservation Week 2018 Honorary Chair Michael W. Twitty discusses what can be learned about the past through food and the significance of preservation in American Libraries Magazine: https://bit.ly/2Fml2BJ #preswk

Reaching out to folks looking for volunteers opportunities.  #volunteerwaterford Shown: Board Member Suzanne Hale
05/19/2018

Reaching out to folks looking for volunteers opportunities. #volunteerwaterford
Shown: Board Member Suzanne Hale

Master craftspeople are in our area June 2-3 to teach the following fun projects. The Waterford Craft School has opening...
05/18/2018

Master craftspeople are in our area June 2-3 to teach the following fun projects. The Waterford Craft School has openings left in these classes:

✔️ Weaving a Nantucket Basket
✔️ Repair and Restoration of Old Windows
✔️ Beginning Rug Hooking
✔️ Windsor Milking Stool
✔️ Splint Seat Weaving

Sign up at https://craftschool.waterfordfoundation.org/ soon!

#waterfordcraftschool #makebyhand #guysweekend
#mastercraftsman #girlsweekend

Catoctin Creek is making its presence known. #philipsfarm #waterfordoldmill#nomorerain
05/17/2018

Catoctin Creek is making its presence known. #philipsfarm #waterfordoldmill
#nomorerain

This is a nice, short article that points out several reasons that historic preservation is valuable to our society as a...
05/17/2018
National Trust for Historic Preservation

This is a nice, short article that points out several reasons that historic preservation is valuable to our society as a whole - not just to history buffs. 👍

A few highlights:
❗Old buildings have intrinsic value in their materials and craftsmanship
❗New businesses prefer old buildings
❗Old buildings attract people

Read on and get more involved with local preservation efforts and opportunities! Donating and becoming involved with the Waterford Foundation would be a great start!
https://www.waterfordfoundation.org/donate

#waterfordfoundation #preservation #waterfordlandmark #preservationmonth

To celebrate Preservation Month, we're bringing one of our favorite stories out of the archives.

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05/15/2018
We’ve secured a wonderful judge for the Fine Art competition. Check out Gavin’s profile.
05/12/2018

We’ve secured a wonderful judge for the Fine Art competition. Check out Gavin’s profile.

We are excited to announce that Gavin Glakas who has painted portraits of Terry McAuliffe and Senator Harry Reid has agreed to be our judge for the Fine Art Cometition at Schooley Mill Barn this year!

Glakas studied art at Washington University in St. Louis, the Slade School of Art in London, and with Danni Dawson and Robert Liberace. His work has been featured in the Washington Post and NBC News and hangs in the permanent collections of the US Senate, the House of Representatives, the Virginia State Capitol, Georgetown and George Washington Universities, and numerous other collections both public and private.

Glakas is represented by Principle Gallery of Alexandria, VA, and Charleston, SC, and he teaches drawing and painting at the Yellow Barn Studio in Glen Echo, MD. He lives with his wife and two barnstorming sons in McLean, VA.

Waterford Craft School on Virginia.org
05/04/2018
Waterford Craft School

Waterford Craft School on Virginia.org

A hands-on environment where students can learn traditional crafts and skills that celebrate America’s heritage while creating a lasting, finished product.

Don't miss out on early registration for these great classes in the June & July sessions of the Waterford Craft School. ...
05/04/2018

Don't miss out on early registration for these great classes in the June & July sessions of the Waterford Craft School. The last two last sessions of the year! 💥

These are great classes that offer you an opportunity to learn a skill that you can continue to enjoy all year. Want to make Christmas gifts or something for your home? Check out rug hooking, making herbal tinctures and building a dry brick walk. Have an old cane seat chair? Learn to re-seat it in a hand-woven cane class.

https://craftschool.waterfordfoundation.org/

Discounted early registration for our July 7-8 classes ends May 11th. Register today for Herbal Medicine Cabinet, Installing a Dry Brick Walk, Intermediate Rug Hooking, or Introduction to Hand Woven Cane and save $15 on tuition. Registration link in bio.
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#waterfordcraftschool #makebyhand #waterfordva #loveloudoun #create #inspire #lifelonglearning

https://craftschool.waterfordfoundation.org/product-category/session-four/

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05/03/2018
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Waterford made the 2018 list of Top Ten Towns for Craft Lovers!#waterfordfairva #Waterfordcraftschool #visitloudoun
05/01/2018
American Craft Week

Waterford made the 2018 list of Top Ten Towns for Craft Lovers!
#waterfordfairva #Waterfordcraftschool #visitloudoun

Congratulations to all the innovative and passionate places across the USA that made the final list of the Top Ten Towns for Craft Lovers! To everyone who championed their town, rallied support and voted, we thank you for showcasing your creative communities.

05/01/2018

Why is Waterford a special place? Among other things, over 90% of all buildings in the village were built before 1900! ❤️

Will you donate today to help the Waterford Foundation continue to preserve this unique piece of Virginia history?

https://www.givechoose.org/WaterfordFoundationInc?cid=0&kw=waterford&page=1

Waterford art work by Mary Alice Coussoulos 🦋

#givechoose #waterfordlandmark #loveloudoun #preservation

Thank you for visiting and for the lovely article Mr. Wheeler and Chesapeake Bay Journal . We hope you can make it back ...
04/24/2018
Bay Journal - Article: The past is alive in former mill town of Waterford, VA

Thank you for visiting and for the lovely article Mr. Wheeler and Chesapeake Bay Journal . We hope you can make it back for the Waterford Fair this October!

#waterfordfoundation #visitloudoun #loveva #waterfordlandmark #waterfordfairva

Published by Bay Journal Media, Bay Journal informs the public about issues and events affecting the Chesapeake Bay.

Old Mill Shop applications are now being accepted!Know an artisan or crafter who should be selling at the Fair? Please s...
04/19/2018

Old Mill Shop applications are now being accepted!
Know an artisan or crafter who should be selling at the Fair? Please share this info with them. #madebyhand #waterfordfairva

Applications are now being accepted for the "Old Mill Shop".
We accept hand-made items such as:
Jewelry
Baskets
Clothing
Pottery
Decorative Items
Holiday Items
Textiles
Housewares
Food Items
Children's Toys & Clothing

Know a wonderful crafter or artisan who would be perfect for the Mill - please share!

https://www.waterfordfairva.org/participate/old-mill/ #waterfordfairva #madebyhand

See the Waterford Craft School in action this past weekend! More classes available for the upcoming sessions in May, Jun...
04/10/2018
2018 Waterford Craft School in the News

See the Waterford Craft School in action this past weekend! More classes available for the upcoming sessions in May, June and July! craftschool.waterfordfoundation.org

#waterfordva #waterfordcraftschool #makebyhand #girlsweekend

Our craft classes are getting off to a great start this morning! #makebyhand #waterfordcraftschool
04/07/2018

Our craft classes are getting off to a great start this morning!
#makebyhand #waterfordcraftschool

The “snowman building” fairy struck outside the office this morning. #spring2018
03/22/2018

The “snowman building” fairy struck outside the office this morning.
#spring2018

Happy National Ag Day!
03/20/2018

Happy National Ag Day!

Did you know that we have a mini-farmer's market set up in the barnyard at Schooley Mill during the Fair? Don't miss our local producer's products when you visit and if you can, support your local farmer(s) today!
#NationalAgDay
#waterfordfairva
#waterfordsheep
#madebyhand

03/18/2018
Waterford Fair

Woo-whooo, Waterford has made the list!
Vote daily through April 16th and help get Waterford recognized in the Arts & Craft world.

#waterfordcraftschool #waterfordfair #waterfordvirginia

We've made the list. Now, let's show the Arts and Crafts world how much we love Waterford!

Mark your calendar or set an alarm and vote daily through April 16th.

http://americancraftweek.com/top10towns

#waterfordfairva #waterfordcraftschool #waterfordvirginia

Ps - ignore the date in their header. The link takes you to the 2018 ballot.

The AmazonSmile triple donation promotion starts today! Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers ma...
03/13/2018

The AmazonSmile triple donation promotion starts today!

Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible smile.amazon.com purchase from March 12 - 31.

This is a great opportunity to support the Waterford
Foundation!

#waterfordfoundation #loveloudoun #waterfordva #amazonsmile

Please vote to get Waterford on the list. Thanks!!#waterfordfairva #waterfordcraftschool
03/08/2018
American Craft Week

Please vote to get Waterford on the list. Thanks!!
#waterfordfairva #waterfordcraftschool

Here's a heads up folks!
Voting for the Top Ten Craft Towns starts March 15... and there's room on the ballot for a couple more. Do you think your town should be listed? Go to the American Craft Week page, add it to the poll and start voting. Time is short.... it is a great boost for your town, travel writer's follow the competition every year.

But you have to vote! Round up your town's fans and vote....and have fun.

Waterford Craft School
03/02/2018

Discounted early registration for our May two-day classes ends March 9th. Register today for Learn to Hand Spin Wool, Working with Metal Clays in Jewelry, or Introduction to Lime Mortar and save $15 on tuition. Also in May: Splint Seat Weaving and Introduction to Knitting.
https://craftschool.waterfordfoundation.org/product-category/session-two/
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#waterfordcraftschool #makebyhand #waterfordva #loveloudoun #create #inspire #lifelonglearning

Spotted on Phillips Farm today by Charlotte Burnett!
03/01/2018

Spotted on Phillips Farm today by Charlotte Burnett!

Sign up your child for this amazing opportunity to learn about the fascinating world of forensics with Dr. David Clark! ...
02/22/2018
Forensics Camp in Waterford

Sign up your child for this amazing opportunity to learn about the fascinating world of forensics with Dr. David Clark!

July 30 - August 3, 2018 in nearby Waterford, VA.

MODERN FORENSICS IS THE MOST DYNAMIC
AND FASTEST GROWING SCIENCE IN THE WORLD!

The instructor, Dr. David Clark of Catholic University of America and NVCC, will introduce:
• Keeping a Forensic Journal
• Working with the human skeleton
• Identifying human bones
• How to age a skeleton
• Hands-on projects every day
• Graveyard Investigation
• Distinguishing human from animal bones
• King Richard III remains discovery….

#waterfordfoundation #waterfordva #summercamp #stemeducation #forensics

This exciting week of Forensic study is designed for rising 6th - 8th grade students interested in forensics, archaeology and STEM EDUCATION.

The Waterford Fair has announced the jurors for this year's demonstrating artisans...#madebyhand #waterfordfairva
02/21/2018

The Waterford Fair has announced the jurors for this year's demonstrating artisans...
#madebyhand #waterfordfairva

We are pleased to announce the following three professionals have agreed to jury our 2018 Demonstrating Artisans:

• Linda Eaton, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library: Linda is the John L. & Marjorie P. McGraw Director of Collections and Senior Curator of Textiles at Winterthur Museum and teaches in the Winterthur Program in Early American Culture and the Winterthur/University of Delaware Program in Art Conservation.

• Kristin Muller, Peters Valley School of Craft: Kristin is the Executive Director of Peters Valley School of Craft, Adjunct Faculty at Hood College and specializes in wood fired ceramics. She maintains a studio with an Anagama hybrid kiln in Pennsylvania and wrote “The Potter’s Studio Handbook: A Guide to Hand Built and Wheel-Thrown Ceramics” Quarry 2007.

• Corwyn Garman, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley: Cory is the Director of Exhibitions. Since he began his career with the MSV in 2004, he has focused most of his efforts toward fostering the Museum’s role as regional center for arts and culture. Through the years, he has logged thousands of miles traveling the Valley and beyond to bring stories and treasures from the Valley’s artisans and people to the MSV galleries.

#waterfordvafair #madebyhand #visitloudoun #waterfordva

Address

40222 Fairfax St
Waterford, VA
20197

Opening Hours

Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(540) 882-3018

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