Waterford Historical Society (CT)

2024 Waterford Historical Society Calendar of Events

Thursday, February 22


6 p.m. business meeting

6:30 social time


Monthly Members' Meeting

​Waterford Public Library Meeting Room

Newcomers are always welcome.

Thursday, February 22
7 p.m.


Researching Great Neck's pre-Civil War Freed Slaves"
A talk by John Morgan.

In observance of Black History Month.
Waterford Public Library Meeting Room
Free and open to the public. 

Thursday,  April 11

6 p.m. business meeting
6:30 social time


Monthly Members' Meeting

Waterford Public Library Meeting Room

Thursday, May 9

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.


"Tending to Our Buildings"
Members and volunteers are invited to help the Society 

tidy and tend to its buildings after a long winter in
​preparation for the upcoming program season.

We'll sweep, dust and wash windows. A potluck luncheon

for members and volunteers follows at 1 p.m.

Thursday, May 9
6 p.m. business meeting
6:30 social time


Monthly Members' Meeting
Miner Education Center/Stacy Barn

55B Rope Ferry Road, Waterford.

Take the footbridge from Jordan Green, walk up the hill.
Newcomers are always welcome.

Saturday, May 1110 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Second Saturday - "Common Threads"
Sharing their knowledge and demonstration of local culture, fiber arts from samplers to sails, everyday history, sheep farming and much more, the Dirty Blue Shirts living historians will bring the past to life in the Society’s historic buildings and on the Green. Free and family friendly. 

May 20-23All Day


Field Trips

The Society will host Field Trips for 3rd and 5th grade Waterford elementary school children. Professional historians and Society
members
will offer historic tours, crafts and readings about
Waterford's history.

Saturday, June 810 a.m. to 1 p.m.


"Second Saturday" 
Tours of our historic buildings and related activities.
Free and family friendly.

Saturday, July 1312 noon


Annual Meeting and Potluck Luncheon

​Members will gather to hear the Board members’ annual reports
​and reflect upon the previous year's successes.

Saturday, August 1010 a.m. to 1 p.m.


"Second Saturday" 
Tours of our historic buildings and related activities.
Free and family friendly.


Monday, September 9Time TBD


​Panel Discussion: "Working at Harkness"

A collaboration with the Friends of Harkness.
To be held at Eolia Mansion (Harkness Estate)


Saturday, September 1410 a.m. to 1 p.m.


"Second Saturday" 

"Summer at Sea" with living historians, the Dirty Blue Shirts.
Tours of our historic buildings and related activities. Free and family friendly.


Calendar of Events 2024

​The Waterford Historical Society's 2024 events are being finalized, so please check back soon! 

Remember to visit the Waterford Historical Society's Facebook page for frequent updates and event notices for which you can register or indicate interest. Events are also published in The Day newspaper's calendar section, Waterford Patch and the Connecticut Tourism Office website, ctvisit.com 

  • All events are free and open to the public
  • Donations support our programs and help maintain and preserve our buildings and are gratefully accepted!
  • Members are encouraged to attend monthly meetings; visitors are always welcome and may join the Society at meetings and events.

    ​The Ralph Madara Blacksmith Shop
    is open most Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members operate the forge and visitors are welcome to observe the smiths at work. Check the Facebook page for announcements regarding any closures.
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