Waterford, located in northern Loudon County, is one of the most photogenic locations in our region. Founded in the early 1700s, it is today a National Historic Landmark District, with buildings dating back to the 18th and 19th centuries. These include the Waterford Mill (mid-1700s), the “Arch House Row” (also mid 18th Century), and the Presbyterian church (1882). Waterford, with a largely Quaker and abolitionist population, remained loyal to the Union during the Civil War, but was the scene of a battle.
Many of us know Waterford from its annual fair in early October. (It will be October 6, 7, and 8 this year.) Roger Lancaster knows it as home, and has offered to share some of his favorite photographic locations with us during a NVPS Field Trip on May 21. In addition to showing us the town, Roger will lead the group to several barns and other sites in the area.
You can get a preview of Waterford’s sites and articles on its history at http://www.waterfordhistory.org/visit.htm.
After touring the Waterford area, Roger will host a pot-luck at his house. To keep things moderately organized, please bring whatever you’d like to drink as well as a dish to share:
- Last name beginning with A – J Salad or hamburger fixings (ketchup, relish…)
- Last name beginning with K – R Side dishes (potato salad…)
- Last name beginning with S – Z Dessert
We will meet at Roger’s house at 9:00 am on May 21. (Maps and directions will be provided separately.)