Although we carry out an annual donation campaign each December, we welcome donations at any time. Waterford is here today because people like you have supported the preservation, stewardship, and interpretation of this historic village since 1943. The historic structures, the protected viewsheds, the extraordinary people—it all combines to make Waterford not only the pride of our corner of Virginia, but truly a national treasure. We appreciate your support to help us further the preservation and education mission of the Waterford Foundation. Thank you for being part of the continuing effort to make history in Waterford.
Your donation is fully tax deductible. You may choose to donate online below or download a donation-form to mail with your payment.
Fourteen properties and thirteen buildings on 195 acres command the preservation budget of the Foundation, with grounds to be maintained, historic buildings to repair and maintain, and the National Historic Landmark viewshed to protect. Budget items range from regular mowing of the interpretive trail on the Phillips Farm, to cleaning gutters and painting and repairing our beloved old buildings, which also must be insured.
More resources are allocated to our educational mission, which encompasses living history programs for children, historical publications, genealogical catalogs, lectures, tours, and exhibits from a growing collection of historical artifacts from Waterford’s rich history. The greatest single educational expenditures are to stage the annual Waterford Homes Tour & Crafts Exhibit, our premier annual educational outreach event. The Second Street School Living History program, and other educational and archival efforts also depend upon donations to ensure their continuity.
Thank you so much for helping us further our mission: 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 the life and work in an early American rural community.