The general membership meetings are held monthly May through October and are open to the public. After a brief business meeting, a program of local interest is presented followed by complimentary refreshments. Schedules of upcoming programs can be found on our website noted below and in the Town Newsletter.
Wallingford Historical Society collections are located on the second floor of Town Hall
For more information on upcoming programs, membership opportunities, publications and photo galleries, visit our website at: http://wallingfordhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com/
Board of Directors Joyce Bailey, Tammy Heffernan, Lowell Klock, Ann Pace, and Marc Pramuk
Wallingford Perspectives – Published quarterly by the Wallingford Historical Society, Inc.
Autumn 2017 Newsletter Click Here to Read
Winter 2016 Newsletter Click Here to Read
South Wallingford Industry and Economy During the 1800s Click Here to Read
History of Wallingford, VT chapter on Wallingford Schools Click Here to Read
“Tragic Deaths on the Gulf Road” by John Rumbold Click Here to Read
Wallingford Historic District Walking Tour
Folks interested in taking a walking tour of the village Historic District should click here.
Historic Architecture of Wallingford
The Historic Architecture of Rutland County is part of the effort by the Division for Historic Preservation to encourage and enhance appreciation of historic resources. To read click here.
East Wallingford Railroad Section Museum
Section houses were built to provide shelter, storage and offices for trailroad maintenance workers. Although its age is not certain, Section House #14 dates from the late 1800′s/turn of the century. The East Wallingford Railroad building holds a special attraction – “Fairmont Motor Car Number 118″ – rail maintenance vehicle known as a “speeder car.” This gasoline powered vehicle replaced the original hand-pump car railroad workers used to travel along and maintain Section 14 of the rail line. The Section House is located at the bottom of Sugar Hill Rd, just around the corner and visible from the train crossing on Rt 140 in East Wallingford Village.
The Section House is open on the following Saturdays this summer from noon to 2:00 p.m.: Aug. 29. and Sept. 23. It may also be open the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Check back here for more details.
Looking for a unique gift? How about a copy of “The History of Wallingford” by Thorpe for only $20 or “The People of Wallingford” by Batcheller for $25 or “The History of Sugar Hill” by Gary Wade for $10? Copies can be picked up at Town Hall or send a check with the appropriate amount plus $5 for shipping before December 15 and we will mail it to you. Checks should be made out to Wallingford Historical Society and sent to Joyce Barbieri, 662 Creek Road, Wallingford, VT 05773. Happy Holidays.
Murder on Sugar Hill–Click on picture below to read article