The Wakefield Foundation, Inc.
The Wakefield Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation organized to preserve and restore the former Wakefield High School Building. We are also deeply committed to preserving local history, providing educational opportunities, and offering programs and activities for the well-being of the Wakefield community and surrounding areas.
The Wakefield Foundation offers the community many activities and services including:
The Marion Lillian Pittman Troxler Memorial Library
The Troxler Memorial Library, named for a local resident, is hosted by the Foundation. A branch of the Blackwater Regional Library, it offers a wide range of services to its patrons, including the latest best-sellers, a Children's Library, newspapers, music and videos.
Several of the building's rooms are available for rent. Rental fees are: $275 for the auditorium, $150 for the gallery and $75 for the conference room. Please call to reserve the space for your meeting, wedding reception or fund-raising event for your club or church. For more information call (757) 899-2365 or (757) 899-6005.
Wakefield - One Hundred Years in Photographs
The book Wakefield - One Hundred Years in Photographs - 1902-2002, which we had produced for Wakefield's Centenniel, has been reprinted. Copies are available, for $10 apiece, in Wakefield at Kid's Korner and at the Wakefield Pharmacy.
Fall is nearly here and Family Day/Homecoming is just around the corner. Information on all the events happening at the Foundation are available on the Upcoming Events page.
And, please visit our NEW Calendar of Events to see the full schedule of things happening at the Foundation.
A variety of classes are offered through the Foundation-
Nan Seeley is signing up pupils for piano and voice lessons. For more information call (757) 899-4381.
Percy Wyatt teachs Kung Fu in his studio in the Foundation. Classes are Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m..-.7:30.p.m. For more information, call Percy at (757) 562-7404.
Wakefield Dance Academy
Wakefield Dance Academy teaches dance classes at the Foundation. Classes for ages 2 and up will be offered in all types of dance. Classes will be held on Monday and Wednesday evenings. For more information, please call (804) 943-4207 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Line Dancing Classes
Jackie Lincoln, dance instructor will be teaching beginner/improver line dancing to a variety of music and dance rhythms at the Foundation on the second floor in the auditorium. Classes are Wednesdays- Beginner & Improver: 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. and Easy Intermediate: 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. For more information, call Jackie at (757) 469-5367.
Sussex County sponsors GED classes at various locations through out the county. The classes at the Foundation will be on Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. For more information on the classes, contact Mrs. Wilkins, Instructor, (804) 834-3661.
For complete information on contacting The Wakefield Foundation, Inc., please visit our Contact Page.
Hours of Operation
The Wakefield Foundation is open to the public six days a week except during holidays. Hours of operation are:
- Monday and Tuesday - 1pm-8pm
- Wednesday - 9am-5pm
- Thursday - 9am-1pm
- Friday - Noon-5pm
- Saturday - 9am-Noon
The Wakefield Foundation, Inc. operates through corporate and individual donations. Contributions assist in improving the facility and acquiring needed resources, advice, materials and equipment. For more information on making a contribution of any type, please see our Donations Page.
In Memory of
William Alfred Galloway, Jr.
1933 - 2009
Long term member of the Wakefield Foundation Board of Trustees Bill Galloway passed away on October 13. For his many contributions to Wakefield and the Foundation, he will be truely missed.