The Old School Building

Corona Virus Update

The Wakefield Foundation is not open to the public for classes, events or meetings due to the continuing Corona virus situation. We had planned to reopen in early 2022, but the current rise in cases had pushed that back. We now expect to reopen in June, 2022. If you have any questions, please contact the Wakefield Foundation office at (757) 899-6005.

The Troxler Library is Open to the public with normal hours.

We are very hopeful that the Flower & Art Show will return in May, 2023.

We are very happy to announce that a monthly Market Days will start on Saturday, April 2.
On the grounds will be Fresh Produce, a Flea Market, Crafters, Bakers, Food Vendors and more!

More details are available on the Upcoming Events Page.

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.

Room Rentals

Several of the building's rooms are available for rent. Rental fees are: $450 for the auditorium, $200 for the gallery and $100 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) 899-6005.

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, by calling the Wakefield Foundation office at (757) 899-6005.

Upcoming Events

Market Days will be held at the Foundation on the first Saturday of each month, starting April 2nd, from 8:00 a.m. till 1:00 p.m. Join us for Fresh Produce, a Flea Market, Crafters, Bakers, Food Vendors and more. More details are available on the Upcoming Events Page.

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-

Piano Lessons

We are hoping to find a new instructor for piano and voice lessons.


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) 556-1016.

Side by Side Dance Studio

Side by Side Dance will resume offering dance class at the Foundation starting September 23. Class will be held on Mondays and Tuesdays. For more information call (757) 304-6012.

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.

Contact Us

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:

Directions to the Foundation and a Map are available on the Contact Page.


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.

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