2018 Christmas Stop & Shop Header
Monday, November 19th, 2018
5:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m.

On Monday, November 19th, the Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum will join several local businesses on Alice Street, Main Street, and St. James Street in hosting a variety of artisan vendors and crafters selling unique or handmade gift items.

The annual Waterford Christmas Stop & Shop Night is an evening event geared at bringing the community together to kick off the holiday shopping season and encourage Norfolk County residents to BUY LOCAL!

So get a jump on your holiday gift list (or perhaps even your own wish list!) by visiting the museum’s Bowlby Bros. & Co.  gift shop. We carry home and garden products, unique seasonal items, and books on local history. We also have a selection of vintage inspired and novelty toys that make excellent stocking stuffers for all those good boys and girls who have made it onto Santa’s “Nice” list.

Light refreshments will be served.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Please fill out and return the form below:

Waterford Christmas Stop & Shop Vendor Registration Form

 

Moonlight & Mayhem Volunteers 2017
Friday, October 12th – Sunday, October 14th, 2018
7:00pm & 8:30pm
$20.00 per person

Every small town has its secrets.

October 12th-14th, join a costumed guide and take a night stroll through Waterford’s downtown. Listen to the guide as they tell true stories from our town’s darker past. Who knows? You may be surprised at the deathly tales of murder and mayhem that have emerged from the quaint houses and gentle fields that surround Waterford.

Tickets for Moonlight & Mayhem IV will go on sale September 18th.

Pre-registration for this event is required and payment MUST be received at the time of registration to secure a spot on the tour. 

Please Note:

This tour will deal with adult content and is recommended for ages 13 and older. The tour will involve walking over uneven terrain. The tour route is approximately 1.5 km in length. Please come dressed appropriately with comfortable walking shoes and dressed for all types of weather as the tour operates under all conditions.

Alexander Graham Bell Portrait
Alexander Graham Bell and the Invention of the Telephone
Wednesday September 12, 2018
7:00 p.m. start

On Wednesday, September 12th, WHAM will host the Waterford and Townsend Historical Society in our gallery for a lecture by Bell Homestead curator Brian Wood. Wood will speak on Dr. Bell, his history in the area, and the invention of the telephone. He’ll also bring examples of Dr. Bell’s early phones!

The talk coincides with a new exhibit at the museum, focusing on the Waterford telephone factory, and showcasing the three different telephone styles in their collection (including some donated by the WTHS).

Jeremy Appraising Item at Antique Roadshow
Sunday, September 16, 2018
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

What’s your favourite antique or family heirloom worth? Join WHAM for our second Antiques & Collectibles Roadshow to find out!

On Sunday, September 16th, we’ll have more than a dozen experts available to appraise your treasures. From china to jewelry to militaria (and everything in between!) – we’ve got you covered. Appraisals are $5 per item, with all proceeds benefiting the Waterford Heritage & Agricultural Museum. Appraisal tickets will be available at the door.

Don’t have anything to get appraised but still want to be part of the fun? No problem. This is a FREE event. You are welcome to stop by WHAM to watch the appraisal process or visit our fabulous partners at the Waterford Antique Market for an antiques show and trunk sale. Who knows? Maybe you’ll even find  a treasure of your own!

Offering appraisals for:

  • Artifacts (fossils, Indigenous tools)
  • China, Pottery & Porcelain
  • Collectibles & Nostalgia (royalty & celebrity memorabilia, advertising, photographs, etc.)
  • Coins (tokens, commemoratives, paper money)
  • Folk Art (carving/sculpture, mixed media)
  • Furniture
  • Glass
  • Hunting (decoys, lures, fishing rods and reels, taxidermy, etc. Sorry, no firearms!)
  • Jewelry (gold, silver, gems, pocket watches, lockets, etc.)
  • Militaria (medals, badges, small kits pieces, photographs, books. Sorry, no firearms!)
  • Silverware
  • Textiles (quilts, clothing, linens)
  • Toys

Please note: Our experts will NOT be able to appraise firearms.

This event is proudly sponsored by the Waterford Antique Market.