Winter hours for the Wakeman Archival Research Center, 401 Farnsworth Road, began November 1st. It will be open by appointment, and depending on weather conditions and availability of staff, the archives will be open Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m. until noon. Look for the "Open" flag on the front of the building. Located upstairs at Wakeman Hall, the archives is staffed by Waterville Historical Society volunteers and contains records of Waterville organizations, businesses, churches, schools, cemeteries, etc., as well as family files and local history. Admission is free. Call 419-878-3425 for more information or to make an appointment. Summer hours will resume in May, 2018.
Happy New Year to all of our readers from the website staff. We hope to bring you more articles and photos of historical interest and perhaps a little humor this year but we need your help. Tell us if you like what we write. Tell us what you would like us to write about. Tell us what we might do better. Just send us an email on the contact page at our website www.watervillehistory@outlookcom. we really want to hear from you.
Check out the September 2017 newsletter. Our President and new Executive Director have shared their thoughts on the first page. Our members have been busy as well and you will find some great stories about their activities.
It’s coming! The new book Waterville will soon be available. After more than a year of planning, writing and selecting photographs from our extensive collection, the authors and Waterville Historical Society, in collaboration with the Arcadia Company, publishers, have produced a photographic history of Waterville unlike any other. This is a book that should be in every household in the area. Although Arcadia will make this book widely available Waterville Historical Society has purchased 400 books at half price to supply the local population for a $20 donation and the proceeds will benefit the mission of your historical society. We will launch our book sales on Saturday August 26th on the porch of the Wakeman Building. Look for our tent. The authors will sign your book if you like.
The Waterville Historical Society is proud to announce that it has hired the first Executive Director in its more than 50 year history. Dennis Jones comes to WHS with over thirty five years’ experience in the not-for-proﬁt fundraising and management consulting ﬁeld and with 20 years’ experience as a consultant for a number of national not-for-profit management ﬁrms. His skills include organization and campaign management, marketing, public relations, strategic and long range planning, major gift negotiation and volunteer recruitment.
The Waterville Historical Society has recently completed a five year strategic plan and is currently preparing for a major capital and education campaign in the near future. Dennis is taking the reins of the Society’s fundraising and program development, as well as assisting with day to day operations as of May 1. He can be reached at email@example.com or (419) 276-4674.
Happy New Year to all of our readers from the website staff. We hope to bring you more articles and photos of historical interest and perhaps a little humor this year but we need your help. Tell us if you like what we write. Tell us what you would like us to write about. Tell us what we might do better. Just send us an email on our contact page. We really want to hear from you.