Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Getting the Barns in a Row - for the Barn-A-Palooza!

The Davies Memorial Library is celebrating its 75th birthday, and the Waterford History Group is honoring this with the first-ever Waterford, Vermont, BARN-A-PALOOZA! The event will be Wednesday July 10 at the library, at 7 pm, and includes a showing of the 20 barns already documented by the volunteers and the barn owners, as well as a display of library history.

Today was "craft the PowerPoint show" day, and it began with setting the barns in order, as shown here. We have some great stories to share! Please mark your calendar to spend the evening of July 10 with us.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Oldtimer Returns to Waterford!

This month the Davies Memorial Library welcomed back to town a model created by Dave Morrison's grandfather, William J. Morrison. It's the Lower Waterford bridge, and its story involves travel to Massachusetts, a re-discovery, and the efforts of Dave Morrison, librarian Jen D'Agostino, and Fairbanks Museum director Charlie Browne. To hear the whole story -- and see the bridge! -- come to a Waterford History Group meeting (fourth Wednesday of each month at 6 pm at the library), or visit the library while one of the three is on the premises. Also watch for a possible published article on the bridge's journey by author Helen-Chantal Pike.

And stay tuned for more news about the work of Waterford's "Master Craftsman," as Dr. C. E. Harris called William J. Morrison in his town history, A Vermont Village.