Saturday, September 10, 2016

Daniels Family Photo Around 1898, at the Family Farm in Waterford, from Vivian Daniels Davis

Some identification, thanks to Vivian Daniels Davis, who shared this wonderful photo with the Waterford Historical Society last week:
Grandpa Daniels has his arm on the horse, my dad Ben Daniels sitting on the wheel, Uncle Carl Daniels in the middle holding the reins, my aunt Bertha Daniels on the end (right), and Grammie the first lady on the left.
(Click on the photo to see a larger version.)

To learn more about Vivian's years growing up on the farm, check out her recent interview on the WHS YouTube channel: click here.

Thank you, Vivian!

Friday, August 26, 2016

"Catching the Stories": Video and Audio Records of Our Oral History

At the Hastings School, 1932, courtesy of Vivian Davis.
The "Oral History Team" of the Waterford Historical Society has been working hard in 2016! Recording interviews with our older residents is a high priority for us, so we can all keep listening and learn more about our town's past.

With the help of a skilled Lyndon State College graduate, this summer the interview files have been placed on YouTube so everyone can watch them. There are already three that show the interviews in action, and a fourth one (of Elizabeth Rudd Knights) that provides the sound, with just a pair of photos. We'll add more photos to this when we can; there is also an interview with Vivian Davis coming soon.

Please take a look-and-listen:

And think about what you might like to share about your own connections with Waterford, Vermont!

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Blueberry Social, August 20 -- Delicious History in the Making!

Do you remember the delectable rhubarb treats offered in the Congregational Church's Fellowship Hall at last year's joint fund raiser with the Waterford historical society?

Whether you made it to that event or not, your tastebuds will be glad that the Ladies Social Circle is this year serving up an old-fashioned Blueberry Social on Saturday afternoon, August 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. Prices are $3.50 a slic,e which includes a hot or cold beverage, or $10 for an entire homemade pie. Proceeds help with the ongoing restoration of the historic building erected in 1859.

The Lower Waterford Congregational Church is hosting the event, across from the Rabbit Hill Inn.

Come make a new Waterford memory for yourself!

Photo courtesy of ConorPeterNolan, Wikimedia Commons.

Monday, August 8, 2016

A Timber Baron's Connection to Upper Waterford

On Wed. August 24, publisher Mike Dickerman of Littleton, NH, will bring his newest book to the meeting of the Waterford Historical Society. He'll also present a program on "J.E." (James Everell) Henry. And he'll include the surprising connection of this 19th-century timber entrepreneur to the village of Upper Waterford.

Hope to see you at the Davies Memorial Library on the 24th at 6:30 pm!

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Union Baptist Church Celebrates "100 Years of God's Faithfulness"

How big is 100 years of history? The timeline created by Tanya (Ribble) Powers at the Union Baptist Church for this weekend's celebration of the Waterford/St. Johnsbury congregation takes up more than 70 feet of wall space ... Here, photos that give some feel for the amazing project, which combines the church milestones (upper panels) with town, regional, state, and national ones, from the 1700s to today. Click on individual images for more detail.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Love, Beauty, and Remembering: The Memory Garden at the Lower Waterford Community Church

Summer's blossoms (and a caring gardener) have made the LWCC Memory Garden into a very lovely place to pause and reflect for a few minutes, in this busy season. Here are some photos to enjoy!