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Waterford, Virginia: From Mill Town to National Historic Landmark--
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By looking at Waterford, Virginia: From Mill Town to National Historic Landmark, students will learn about the life of a community over the period of more than 250 years. Those interested in learning more will find that the Internet offers a variety of interesting materials.

National Park Service (NPS) Historic Landscape Initiative
Learn more about the National Park Service (NPS) Historic Landscape Initiative. This program promotes responsible preservation practices that protect our nation's irreplaceable legacy--designed landscapes such as parks and gardens, as well as vernacular historic landscapes such as farms and industrial sites.

Waterford Foundation
The Waterford Foundation's Web site is an excellent resource for information about Waterford. Included on the site is a virtual tour of the village and additional historical information about the community.

National Register of Historic Places: Waterford
The National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places with local partners created a travel itinerary along Virginia's Route 15 called "Journey Through Hallowed Ground." The itinerary features a description and photographs of Waterford Historic District and Aldie Mill Historic District, which shares some of the same historical experiences as Waterford

Library of Congress: Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS)/ Historic American Engineering Record (HAER) Collection
Search the HABS/HAER collection for detailed drawings, photographs, and documentation from their architectural survey of Waterford, Virginia. HABS/HAER is a division of the National Park Service.

The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
The C & O Canal NHP is a unit of the National Park System. The park's web pages provide a detailed history of the park, historical photographs, and information about visiting the park.

Loudoun Museum
The Loudoun Museum collects and cares for historic artifacts using them to interpret the history of Loudoun County through exhibits and programs. Visit the Loudoun Museum website for a history of Loudoun County that includes the town of Waterford.

The Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor
The Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor's Web pages include information about the Bristol Historic District, a Quaker community established in 1681 in Pennsylvania whose economic history contrasts with that of Waterford.

Virginia Department of Historic Resources
The Virginia Department of Historic Resources is the State Historic Preservation Office. Their mission is to foster, encourage, and support the stewardship of Virginia's significant historic, architectural, archaeological, and cultural resources. Visit the DHR web pages to find out more about the state's preservation programs and services.


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