Waterford, CT Historical Society
Margaret Washburn Stacy, a proofreader for the then "New London Day" newspaper, was actively interested in the history of the area and gathered a wealth of historical information which was used in her numerous contributions of news articles and publications.
Upon her death in April 1979, she bequeathed her home at 9 Locust Court to the Waterford Historical Society. Feeling that Mrs. Stacy would appreciate her contribution to be used in the most beneficial manner to the community, the Society sold the Locust Court property, thus making available funds to complete the Barn/Museum and blacksmith shop.
On July 9, 1981, groundbreaking ceremonies took place on the hilltop site overlooking the other historic buildings already on the Jordan Green.
The Stacy Barn/Museum houses an extensive collection of farm implements, equipment, and other artifacts from Waterford's past which provide an educational view of what the early farmers had to work with in order to produce their crops and keep their livestock. There is also a working forge in the smithy located in the barn.