Public Meeting Announced

Historic Wallingford is hosting a public meeting to discuss the development of a National Register of Historic Places nomination and the use of historical census data for a residential historic district in north Wallingford.

Date: Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021
Time: 7 PM
Where: Virtual, via Zoom
FREE, registration required

Learn more and register HERE.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the National Register process and what designation means for property owners, and to  present early findings of historical census research. An in-depth analysis of census data will be used to reveal a richer story of the ethnic roots and occupations of early Wallingford residents. A second public meeting to unveil the nomination is planned for later this year.  

Where in Wallingford Treasure Hunt Announced

Historic Wallingford is celebrating our “reopening” from the pandemic with a neighborhood treasure hunt. This fun, self-guided activity is a chance to get outside and explore Wallingford’s historical architecture and flourishes of art with friends and family. 

So go for a walk along N 45th!

The treasure hunt leads you through the business district along N 45th, and sometimes just to the north or south, to solve clues and discover things about the history of Wallingford. Click here to learn where to get your map!

This activity is ongoing through September 15, 2021.

Stories Uncovered by Historic District Research

Historic Wallingford has a team of volunteers combing through old newspapers, census records, and Polk directories to document the people and places of Wallingford. The research is revealing a wonderful tapestry of stories that are reflected in the dwellings, shops, parks, and streetscapes of today’s neighborhood.

Visit this link to read this growing collection of stories. Do you have a story to contribute? Email us at