October 19, 2019 – Field Trip to Waterford, VA and Barbecue at Roger Lancaster’s House

October Field Trip

Waterford, VA and Barbecue at Roger Lancaster’s House

Waterford, located in northern Loudoun 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 4, 5, 6 and 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 Saturday, October 19. An added bonus is Roger will have the keys to the mill, the old school and other buildings, plus he has made arrangements to visit some of the beautiful gardens.

You can get a preview of Waterford’s sites and articles on its history at https://www.waterfordhistory.org/

After touring the Waterford area, Roger will host a potluck 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 a.m. on October 19. (Maps and directions will be provided separately.)

Field Trip Coordinators for 2019-2020 are Tana Ebbole and Judy Graham, fieldtrips-2019@nvps.org

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