Waterford Foundation Inc.

Waterford Foundation Inc. Our mission is to preserve the historic buildings and the open spaces of the National Historic Landmark District of Waterford, Virginia; and through education, to increase the public's knowledge of life and work in an early American rural community.
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The Waterford Foundation is one of America's first grassroots historic preservation organizations. Largely through our efforts, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior designated Waterford, Virginia as a National Historic Landmark District in 1970 because of the balance between the buildings of this intact early American village and the unspoiled agricultural setting that surrounds it. Waterford is wel

The Waterford Foundation is one of America's first grassroots historic preservation organizations. Largely through our efforts, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior designated Waterford, Virginia as a National Historic Landmark District in 1970 because of the balance between the buildings of this intact early American village and the unspoiled agricultural setting that surrounds it. Waterford is wel

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Thank you to our 2021 Historic Waterford Trail Run Sponsors! Your contributions make this event a success for the Waterf...
09/06/2021

Thank you to our 2021 Historic Waterford Trail Run Sponsors! Your contributions make this event a success for the Waterford Foundation! We hope to see you out on the trail on Saturday!

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Loudoun Mutual Insurance
DiSeveria Management Services
Windows on Washington
Insignis
Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery
V Squared Workshop

GOLD
Country Buick GMC, Leesburg
Debbie Meighan, Realtor
kW Mission Critical
CloudHQ
NVPools
Inertial Labs
Chew By Numbers
Carpenter Beach
Local Wood

SILVER
Waterford Reservations, LLC
Fuog/InterBuild, Inc.
Evolve Athletics
The Cottage At Twin Notch Farm
Fetch! Pet Care Loudoun

BRONZE
Lovettsville Cooperative Market

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Support the Waterford Foundation while enjoying an exclusive dining experience in the Waterford National Historic Landma...
09/04/2021

Support the Waterford Foundation while enjoying an exclusive dining experience in the Waterford National Historic Landmark.

(1) Tickets are now on sale for Feast With Friends dinners (two dates!) this fall. Join us on Saturday, September 25 or Saturday, October 16 for an unforgettable evening celebrating the Waterford National Historic Landmark. Enjoy a farm-to-table dinner prepared by Nick Wiseman of DC's Little Sesame, complete with appetizers and cocktail hour, beer and wine pairings, and after dinner coffee and dessert. Limited seating is available. Find more info and get tickets at: https://www.waterfordfoundation.org/event/feast-with-friends/

(2) Bid to win a private dinner for 10 at the Waterford Fair on Saturday, October 2nd. After enjoying all the Fair has to offer, relax with friends at the Walker Phillips House for an intimate dinner prepared by chef Ruben Garcia. Bidding ends on 9/10/21 at noon. Find more details at https://www.waterfordfoundation.org/event/private-dinner-at-the-waterford-fair/

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Are you planning to run with us next Saturday, September 11th? Online registration for the 2021 Historic Waterford Trail...
09/03/2021

Are you planning to run with us next Saturday, September 11th? Online registration for the 2021 Historic Waterford Trail Run closes on Wednesday, September 8th. Visit https://www.waterfordfoundation.org/event/2021-historic-waterford-5k-10k-trail-walk-run/ for more information and to get the link to register. Don't miss this great opportunity to support the preservation and education work of the Waterford Foundation while enjoying the outdoors. All registered runners will receive a free drink at the race after-party at Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery . Virtual participation is an option if you prefer not to attend in person.

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#HistoricWaterfordTrailRun #trailrunning #runforacause #loveloudoun #loveloudounhistory

Are you planning to run with us next Saturday, September 11th? Online registration for the 2021 Historic Waterford Trail Run closes on Wednesday, September 8th. Visit https://www.waterfordfoundation.org/event/2021-historic-waterford-5k-10k-trail-walk-run/ for more information and to get the link to register. Don't miss this great opportunity to support the preservation and education work of the Waterford Foundation while enjoying the outdoors. All registered runners will receive a free drink at the race after-party at Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery . Virtual participation is an option if you prefer not to attend in person.

#waterfordfoundation #nationalhistoriclandmark #waterfordva #waterfordvirginia
#HistoricWaterfordTrailRun #trailrunning #runforacause #loveloudoun #loveloudounhistory

Are you planning to run with us next Saturday, September 11th? Online registration for the 2021 Historic Waterford Trail...
09/03/2021

Are you planning to run with us next Saturday, September 11th? Online registration for the 2021 Historic Waterford Trail Run closes on Wednesday, September 8th. Visit https://www.waterfordfoundation.org/event/2021-historic-waterford-5k-10k-trail-walk-run/ for more information and to get the link to register. Don't miss this great opportunity to support the preservation and education work of the Waterford Foundation while enjoying the outdoors. All registered runners will receive a free drink at the race after-party at @WheatlandSpring. Virtual participation is an option if you prefer not to attend in person.
#waterfordfoundation #nationalhistoriclandmark #waterfordva #waterfordvirginia #HistoricWaterfordTrailRun #trailrunning #runforacause #loveloudoun #loveloudounhistory

Are you planning to run with us next Saturday, September 11th? Online registration for the 2021 Historic Waterford Trail Run closes on Wednesday, September 8th. Visit https://www.waterfordfoundation.org/event/2021-historic-waterford-5k-10k-trail-walk-run/ for more information and to get the link to register. Don't miss this great opportunity to support the preservation and education work of the Waterford Foundation while enjoying the outdoors. All registered runners will receive a free drink at the race after-party at @WheatlandSpring. Virtual participation is an option if you prefer not to attend in person.
#waterfordfoundation #nationalhistoriclandmark #waterfordva #waterfordvirginia #HistoricWaterfordTrailRun #trailrunning #runforacause #loveloudoun #loveloudounhistory

Did you see the article in Loudoun Now about Mr. Russell Brown? Check it out at the link in the post below.#waterfordfai...
09/02/2021

Did you see the article in Loudoun Now about Mr. Russell Brown? Check it out at the link in the post below.
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#finecraftsmen #fair #loudouncountyva #fineart

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Great article by Loudoun Now on one of the people who has been behind the scenes, helping with the Fair, for many years, Mr. Russell Brown. Check it out here: https://loudounnow.com/2021/08/06/americas-routes-the-making-of-farmer-brown/?fbclid=IwAR3C5Y4yeC69UyGxCVp9DvFxrF2yC8S_5QsUcpGQCjCh_TYHN6DUbYxo1AQ
Photo: Mr. Brown shuttling choir performers to the John Wesley Church for a Sunday afternoon performance during the 2018 Fair.
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We love our volunteers! Thank you to all the volunteers who came out on two Saturdays in August to help us prepare for t...
09/01/2021

We love our volunteers! Thank you to all the volunteers who came out on two Saturdays in August to help us prepare for the upcoming Waterford Fair! On August 14th, volunteers helped move furniture back into the Old Mill, and on August 21st, more volunteers helped to move display panels for the Art Mart back to the Red Barn from Schooley Mill Barn. We are so grateful for their help with these critical jobs to prepare for the 2021 Waterford Fair!

There are still volunteer positions available before and during the Fair. Click this link to sign up today:
https://www.eventeny.com/events/volunteer/application/?id=1069

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#finecraftsmen #fair #loudouncountyva #fineart #volunteer

We love our volunteers! Thank you to all the volunteers who came out on two Saturdays in August to help us prepare for the upcoming Waterford Fair! On August 14th, volunteers helped move furniture back into the Old Mill, and on August 21st, more volunteers helped to move display panels for the Art Mart back to the Red Barn from Schooley Mill Barn. We are so grateful for their help with these critical jobs to prepare for the 2021 Waterford Fair!

There are still volunteer positions available before and during the Fair. Click this link to sign up today:
https://www.eventeny.com/events/volunteer/application/?id=1069

#waterfordfairva #handmade #madebyhand #finecraft #loudounfair #visitloudoun #fallfestival #visitva #loudounmade #waterfordva #waterfordvirginia #heritagearts
#finecraftsmen #fair #loudouncountyva #fineart #volunteer

What do a stump, a persimmon tree, a white oak, and a couple of locust posts have in common? They were all used as landm...
08/31/2021

What do a stump, a persimmon tree, a white oak, and a couple of locust posts have in common? They were all used as landmarks on the plat for the 1792 Janney subdivision of Waterford along the south side of Main Street. See the recorded plat and legal description here, identifying many of the earliest Waterford landowners.

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Have you admired Eugene Scheel's maps at the Waterford Fair? Register to hear him speak about his career as a mapmaker a...
08/30/2021

Have you admired Eugene Scheel's maps at the Waterford Fair? Register to hear him speak about his career as a mapmaker at the Waterford Fair! Join him at the Waterford Craft School booth on Friday morning, Saturday morning, or Sunday afternoon. Limited seats available. Registration encouraged.

https://www.eventeny.com/events/ticket/?id=1053

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#mapmaking

Have you admired Eugene Scheel's maps at the Waterford Fair? Register to hear him speak about his career as a mapmaker at the Waterford Fair! Join him at the Waterford Craft School booth on Friday morning, Saturday morning, or Sunday afternoon. Limited seats available. Registration encouraged.

https://www.eventeny.com/events/ticket/?id=1053

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#waterfordcraftschool
#makebyhand
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#waterfordva
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#heritagearts
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#folkschool
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08/30/2021

Fine artisans and craftspeople have been applying to participate as juried demonstrating artisans each year for 77 years. What does this mean?

As you walk through the village you will see signs referring to Juried Artisans (look for this emblem). These heritage and contemporary exhibiting artisans have undergone a rigorous judging process in order to be accepted as an official Waterford Foundation Demonstrating Artisan. Criteria they must meet includes that their work is their own, that their art form is derived from American arts and crafts, that it displays the highest quality for their art or craft, and that they are willing to share their love, passion and process of making with Fair guests.

Plan to spend time watching them work, hearing their stories, trying your own hand at their art or craft, and perhaps you'll find that perfect piece (or two) to take home. Your support of our official juried artisans acknowledges their excellent work and enables us to continue this fine tradition each year.

See this year’s Juried Demonstrating Artisans here: https://www.waterfordfairva.org/2020-demonstrating-artisans/

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08/29/2021

Thinking about new family portraits this fall? Support our preservation and education mission while preserving your family memories with Jennifer Jule Studios. Mention us while booking and Jennifer will donate your portrait session fee to the Waterford Foundation. See details below.

Did you know? Preservation and conservation easements are one tool that the Foundation uses to ensure the protection of ...
08/28/2021

Did you know? Preservation and conservation easements are one tool that the Foundation uses to ensure the protection of the Waterford National Historic Landmark in perpetuity. The Forge is under easement with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Each year, VDHR staff conduct a review of the property to confirm that the Waterford Foundation is maintaining this historic property in accordance with the terms of its preservation easement.

#waterfordfoundation #virginiahistory #historicpreservation #nationalhistoriclandmark
#waterfordva #waterfordvirginia #preservation #preservationeasement

Did you know? Preservation and conservation easements are one tool that the Foundation uses to ensure the protection of the Waterford National Historic Landmark in perpetuity. The Forge is under easement with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Each year, VDHR staff conduct a review of the property to confirm that the Waterford Foundation is maintaining this historic property in accordance with the terms of its preservation easement.

#waterfordfoundation #virginiahistory #historicpreservation #nationalhistoriclandmark
#waterfordva #waterfordvirginia #preservation #preservationeasement

We love our volunteers! Meet our Historic Waterford Trail Run coordinator Inga Woods, pictured at right with one of our ...
08/27/2021

We love our volunteers! Meet our Historic Waterford Trail Run coordinator Inga Woods, pictured at right with one of our race winners from 2019. Inga has spearheaded the Trail Run since its first year in 2017, bringing her dedication and enthusiasm to a fun family fundraising event benefitting the Waterford Foundation. Thank you Inga for all your hard work for the Trail Run and the Foundation!

Join us as a volunteer for this year's Historic Waterford Trail Run coming up on September 11, 2021. Visit our volunteer page to get started:
https://www.waterfordfoundation.org/volunteer/

#waterfordfoundation #nationalhistoriclandmark #waterfordva #waterfordvirginia
#HistoricWaterfordTrailRun #trailrunning #runforacause #loveloudoun #loveloudounhistory #volunteeropportunity #volunteering

We love our volunteers! Meet our Historic Waterford Trail Run coordinator Inga Woods, pictured at right with one of our race winners from 2019. Inga has spearheaded the Trail Run since its first year in 2017, bringing her dedication and enthusiasm to a fun family fundraising event benefitting the Waterford Foundation. Thank you Inga for all your hard work for the Trail Run and the Foundation!

Join us as a volunteer for this year's Historic Waterford Trail Run coming up on September 11, 2021. Visit our volunteer page to get started:
https://www.waterfordfoundation.org/volunteer/

#waterfordfoundation #nationalhistoriclandmark #waterfordva #waterfordvirginia
#HistoricWaterfordTrailRun #trailrunning #runforacause #loveloudoun #loveloudounhistory #volunteeropportunity #volunteering

As Loudoun students head back to classes today, take a look at these historic photos of Waterford students:1: c1920 Mr. ...
08/26/2021

As Loudoun students head back to classes today, take a look at these historic photos of Waterford students:

1: c1920 Mr. Winston Walker and his students at Colored School A, Jefferson District. Now the site of the Second Street School Living History Program. The school served Waterford's Black students from 1867-1957.

2: c1911 The first graduating class at the newly built Waterford school for Waterford's white students. Today we call the building the ""Old School"" and it houses the Waterford Foundations offices and serves as a community center for Waterford area residents.

3: c1896 photo of students of Waterford Academy, the first public school for Waterford's white children. This building stood on the site of the current Old School and was lost to fire in February 1909.

#waterfordfoundation #virginiahistory #historicpreservation #nationalhistoriclandmark
#waterfordva #waterfordvirginia #preservation #blackhistoryva #secondstreetschool

Register now to join us the weekend of 9/11/21 for the 5th Annual Historic Waterford Trail Run. Join us in person to rac...
08/25/2021

Register now to join us the weekend of 9/11/21 for the 5th Annual Historic Waterford Trail Run. Join us in person to race through the historic streets, fields, and trails of the Waterford National Historic Landmark, or participate virtually to support the preservation of Waterford while you run at the location and time of your choice. Register today to guarantee your choice of t-shirt size.

5K, 10K, and 1 mile Fun Run available. This is a family friendly event with something for the whole family! After the race, enjoy a free drink courtesy of event sponsor @WheatlandSpring beginning at 11 am 9/11/21.
https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/historic-waterford-virtual-5k-run-walk-and-10k-trail-run

#waterfordfoundation #nationalhistoriclandmark #waterfordva #waterfordvirginia
#HistoricWaterfordTrailRun #trailrunning #runforacause #loveloudoun #loveloudounhistory

Register now to join us the weekend of 9/11/21 for the 5th Annual Historic Waterford Trail Run. Join us in person to race through the historic streets, fields, and trails of the Waterford National Historic Landmark, or participate virtually to support the preservation of Waterford while you run at the location and time of your choice. Register today to guarantee your choice of t-shirt size.

5K, 10K, and 1 mile Fun Run available. This is a family friendly event with something for the whole family! After the race, enjoy a free drink courtesy of event sponsor @WheatlandSpring beginning at 11 am 9/11/21.
https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/historic-waterford-virtual-5k-run-walk-and-10k-trail-run

#waterfordfoundation #nationalhistoriclandmark #waterfordva #waterfordvirginia
#HistoricWaterfordTrailRun #trailrunning #runforacause #loveloudoun #loveloudounhistory

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40222 Fairfax St
Waterford, VA
20197

Opening Hours

Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Telephone

(540) 882-3018

Products

Waterford Homes Tour & Crafts Exhibit (The Waterford Fair), Waterford Craft School, Second Street School Living History Program, Guided Walking Tour of Waterford, Phillips Farm Interpretive Trail, Waterford Old School/Event Rentals

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I enjoyed your riddles! You got me on the 1st one.
FREE ADMISSION AND A FREE RHYTHM INSTRUMENT! Lucketts Community Center proudly presents “Strings for Kids” on Saturday, March 14th, from 10 – 11:00am, featuring the mandolin, guitar, violin and the bouzouki! (What’s a bouzouki? Come to the show and find out!) Join us for some fun, family music-making as musicians Gina Faber (of The Boneshakers and Hoppin Molly dance bands and The Rigatoni Brothers Italian trio) & Gary McGraw (of The Bitter Liberals and Where’s Aubrey bands), introduce us to the stringed instrument family. In addition, they will lead sing-a-longs & involve the audience with both body percussion (stomps & claps) & percussive instruments. It's fun for the whole family! "Music for Kids" is a special series of performances that introduces young listeners to the joys of music. Performances are interactive and children and families are encouraged to participate. Snack and drinks are provided. All ages are welcome. After the show, join us in our Childcare classroom for an open house and some fun St. Patrick’s Day crafts from 11:00am – 12:00pm! ADMISSION IS FREE THIS MONTH! And we’re giving away a free rhythm instrument to all children! (While supplies last.) Saturday, March 14, 10:00 – 11:00am @ Lucketts Community Center 42361 Lucketts Road, Leesburg VA 20176 For more information, please call 703-771-5281 We hope to see you there!
Our beloved family home, Tanyard Hill, Waterford, Va. Our kids are so lucky to have grown up here. #foreverhome
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Anyone know where I can get ticket coupons?