Waterville Historical Society

your connection to the past

The Waterville Historical Society collects, preserves, provides access to, interprets and fosters an appreciation of history that has an impact on the Waterville, Ohio and surrounding area.

New Waterville Book Coming

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.

Waterville Historical Society Hires Dennis Jones as Executive Director

           Dennis Jones, Executive Director

           Dennis Jones, Executive Director

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 watervillehistory@gmail.com or (419) 276-4674.


Happy New Year

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.

P.O. Box 263,  Waterville, OH  43566            whs43566@outlook.com

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